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EXIST (Exeter Initiative for Science & Technology) is a subgroup of Exeter Chamber and is a STEMM focussed group showcasing the innovative areas of expertise that we have in Exeter and the wider region.

Our ultimate goal is to make Exeter an even better place to do business for STEMM companies and organisations. We approach this goal in a number of ways (see aims & objectives below).

The group hosts topic focused events and publish Insight, a digital magazine focussing on science, technology and innovation for the business community.

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Aims & objectives


Raising the profile of Exeter as an International Centre of Excellence 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 Exeter’s public and private sector initiatives


Building relationships between education and business

  • Mapping the Greater Exeter Region science and technology landscape
  • Enabling knowledge transfer between education and research centres and local businesses
  • Building closer links with local education providers to develop skills and encourage ambition
  • Linking with training providers to highlight the training on offer in Exeter


Enabling interaction between companies

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


Enabling interaction between companies

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


Become a member of EXIST to:

  • Keep your finger on the pulse with cutting-edge STEMM news, innovations & emerging technologies
  • Raise your brand profile & showcase your innovative developments, products & services
  • Engage with like-minded STEMM ambassadors, collaborators, funders, innovators & researchers within the EXIST community

Any business with an interest in STEMM activity can apply for EXIST membership.

Find out more

Latest Issue of EXIST Insight

A focus on science, technology, & innovation for the business community


Sawsan Khuri

Collaborative Capacities

Read the latest issue

EXIST INSIGHT – An interview with Sawsan Khuri

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AN INTERVIEW WITH: Dr Alice Mills and Dr Natalie Whitehead of the Exeter Science Centre Alice and Natalie are the founders and directors of the Exeter Science Centre. The duo…

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Want to join the Steering Group?

EXIST Steering group members support the group’s core aims and objectives and work with the EXIST Chair, the team at One Voice Media / Exeter Chamber and other steering group members to:

  • Invite individuals at STEMM orientated businesses and organisations in Exeter and the surrounding area to join the SG and attend EXIST events
  • Put forward topics and speakers for events and Insight
  • Help to promote events and EXIST’s activities, through own available channels (social, web, newsletters, word of mouth, 121, etc) using the toolkits prepared and circulated
  • Suggest further activities which EXIST may undertake in accordance with its aims
  • Share news and information related to STEMM with other SG members
    Promote Exeter as a destination and centre for excellence in STEMM.

If you’re a business in the Exeter area keen to promote the science, tech and engineering sectors and would like to come along to an EXIST steering group meeting, email [email protected] to find out more about the next meeting.