News - Science & Technology

Jurassic Fibre has announced that Honiton and Taunton will be the next two areas to benefit from ultrafast full fibre broadband. The extension of the company’s network is part of a pioneering £250 million project to deliver fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband technology to towns and villages in the South West, overlooked by...
In a landmark agreement, Exeter Science Park Limited and the University of Exeter, a Russell Group University, have joined forces to create a joint focal point for science, technology, engineering, maths and medical (STEMM) innovation at Exeter Science Park. As a result of an innovative and unique partnership between the University...
Posted on: August, 2020
The annual conference from TechExeter and Digital Exeter is back - "Vision 2020" is packed with two days of live talks from expert speakers in the tech and digital space. Weds 9th Sept has talks on software development, artificial intelligence and computer vision. Thurs 10th Sept has talks and panel...
Posted on: August, 2020
Cosmic have recently begun a laptop refurbishment project designed to reduce the number of devices being sent to land fill and recycling centres, giving laptops a new home with someone who needs it most.  Did you know: 40 million tons of electronic waste is generated every year, worldwide. That’s like throwing away...
Posted on: August, 2020
Research is underway to understand how effective SMEs in the South West have been at using technology during the pandemic. Exeter-based IT and support company, Timewade are running an online survey to understand successes and challenges, to feed back to the business community. Already, some of the initial findings are providing invaluable...
Posted on: August, 2020
Exeter Science Park has been awarded £5 million from the Government’s national ‘Getting Building’ fund to develop its ‘Grow-out Building’ for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in science, technology, engineering, maths and medical (STEMM) sectors. The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) was allocated £35.4m from...
Posted on: July, 2020
A talking till developed by WESC Foundation has been shortlisted for a second national award. The audible point of sale (APOS) till – which can be operated independently by users with visual impairment and other disabilities – has been recognised by the Charity Times Awards. It follows a similar recognition by...
Posted on: July, 2020
A major milestone has been reached by Peninsula Transport with the publication, today, of the Economic Connectivity Study (ECS).   The ECS provides a thorough study of the economic issues in the Peninsula and the strategic transport corridors which form the backbone of the transport network. It is the first building block...
Posted on: July, 2020
How did you use technology in lockdown? Tell Timewade the technologies you are now using, the challenges you have faced and the changes you will be integrating into your businesses for the long-term and you’ll be entered into a draw to win the latest tech gadget - a LARQ self cleaning...
Posted on: July, 2020
Wednesday 15 July, 12:30pm - Globally businesses are automating. But are we here? Or are we at risk of a widening productivity gap? 41% of businesses surveyed are speeding up their automation plans but is it happening here in the South West or are we at risk of a widening productivity...
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