Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST)

The ExIST group was founded by Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Exeter’s leading research and development organisations. The group has come together to showcase science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine in Exeter.  We aim to represent and assist private sector innovation and so far, the response has been better than we could have hoped. 

The Steering Group for ExIST comprises representatives from some of the most high profile organisations and innovative businesses in the area.  Furthermore ExIST’s work will complement Exeter’s City of Science initiative which strives to raise Exeter’s profile as an internationally renowned location and gateway for excellence in science, research and innovation.

Our ultimate goal is to make Exeter an even better place to do business for Science and Technology companies and organisations.  We are approaching this goal in a number of ways.

The group hosts quarterly topic focused events and publish a quarterly magazine, Insight, that is distributed to local businesses in the area.  


Chamber Board Director, Clodagh Murphy is the current Chair of ExIST and can be reached at: clodagh@existexeter.co.uk, you can follow me on twitter @clodaghfmuphy and connect on LinkedIn at: www.linkedin.com/in/clodaghmurphy/





Read more about the group's Aims and Objectives below:


Optimising interaction between companies

  • Sharing best practice
  • Enabling procurement and supply chain opportunities
  • Expanding local networking and collaboration
  • Increasing awareness of activites



Raising the profile of Exeter as a centre for Science and Technology

  • Supporting recruitment, apprenticeships and training opportunities
  • Increasing employment opportunities for University graduates
  • Encouraging inward investment, industry clusters, and start-ups
  • Informing the Government of public and private sector initiatives



Building relationships between education and business

  • Enabling knowledge transfer between education and research centres and local businesses
  • Building closer links with local education providers to develop skills and encourage ambition
  • Raising awareness of the science and technology base and its excellence
  • Linking with training providers to highlight the training on offer in Exeter, see www.existexeter.co.uk/training


Trade & Investment

Participating in Government initiatives and investment

  • Increasing trade and investment
  • Signposting and facilitating access to services
  • Facilitating and promoting an Exeter Science and Technology business community
  • Providing a focal point for public sector support
  • Aiding infrastructure, investment and support





Members Of This Group

Alder and Alder
Richard Davis, Strategic Change Consultant
Bluegrass Group
BPA Corporate Facilitation Ltd
BAR Associates Ltd
Amoeba Consulting Ltd
Virtual Jet Centre Limited
Buddy Creative Ltd
Clearfocus Training
Daneswood Web Design
ICE Technology (Innovative ICT & Audio Visual Solutions)
Sure Languages Ltd
Think Feasible Ltd
South West Academic Health Science Network
The Oddfellows
Richard Hussey Copywriting
Gradsouthwest Ltd.
Exeter Live Better
DYB Consulting Ltd
The Arlo Group
Michelmores LLP
Exeter Brewery
Exe Cars Taxis
Five Zero Communications
Inspired Dental Care
KenwayHall Ltd
Letterbox Productions Ltd
RouteShoot Ltd
AES Sustainability Consultants
KOR Communications Ltd
Cathedral Appointments Ltd
Bitpod Ltd
Belvedere HR
South West Communications Group Ltd
Hawksmoor Investment Management
Hoare Lea
Nexus Open Systems Ltd.
Meridian Business Support Ltd
Exeter Science Park Limited
Pi Society
The Medical Eye Clinic
AnTech Ltd
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Exeter
Full Scale Dynamics Ltd
Krowdthink Ltd
South West Growth Service
Integrated Cyber Solutions LLC
Jurassic Fibre
One Voice Media & PR Ltd
Met Office
Dan Howson
Wide Eye Communications
Hedgerow Marketing Ltd
Aspen Waite
Securious Limited
Louise Clarke Communications
Power Marketing - Research
Connexion Software
Coaction Solutions Ltd
Minerva Lifelong Learning
Nettl Business Store
Exeter City Futures
Brooklands HR Ltd
Plain Air Ltd
Exeter Self Catering.
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