Exeter is continuing to see more digital tech firms moving into the city and more startups launching. Whilst London, Manchester and Birmingham dominate the job markets in tech, the city is seen as one of the UK’s hub’s of tomorrow, ranked in the top 10 of tech cluster locations based on vacancies that are appearing.
Exeter is certainly building on it’s success as a centre of science and technology with a number of data businesses in the area as well as start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs fuelling growth in the city and wider region, with the university supporting both growth and availability of skills.
Devon’s cathedral city is witnessing more digital tech firms moving in and more startups launching.
The city continues to stand out in national surveys for tech growth. Having one of the world’s largest supercomputers, run by the Met Office, is helping to attract data-hungry tech firms. OneServe have opened their head office at the Sky Park whilst Crowdcube have recently moved from their University's Innovation Centre site to a new headquarters in the heart of Exeter’s professional services district.
Another supportive hub exists at the city's Science Park. Incubators include Being There, a robotics collaboration between five universities.
The fastest-growing sector in the South West, both Exeter and Plymouth have rapidly developing tech clusters.