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The first SW of England Tech Prospectus, launched in London

Scale of South West’s Net Zero Tech revealed as region’s first Tech Prospectus launched

  • Thriving South West tech sector has 18,527 companies with combined £46.7bn turnover (2023)
  • Prospectus sets out key recommendations including pension reform to boost investment and recognising the South West as a national leader of ‘ blue and green’ tech
  • South West startups 17% more likely to be operating after 5 years than if based in London
  • Net Zero
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South West’s ‘truly astounding’ tech sector to be showcased on national stage

Region’s first Tech Prospectus to be launched revealing scale of blue and green sector

A national showcase of technological innovation from the South West of England is set to take place in London.

The likes of Altilium, Kelpi, Cleaner Seas Group, LettUs Grow, Oxi-Tech, and MolendoTech are amongst the innovative growth firms across the blue, green and...

The South West Think Tank (SWTT) will draw upon the universities’ highly regarded experts to address

South West universities join forces for new regional think tank

The universities of Exeter, Plymouth and Falmouth have joined forces to launch a new initiative that will harness the region’s academic and research expertise to improve people’s lives, empower communities and drive the economy across the peninsula and with UK benefits.

The South West Think Tank (SWTT) will draw upon the universities’ highly regarded experts, working across a range...


The UK’s AI strategy: South West tech leaders share their thoughts

The UK Government announced this month its intentions to host “the first major global summit on AI safety” in September.

SWTD has spoken to prominent AI experts in the South West to share their views.

“Breakthroughs from AI continue to improve our lives”, the Government announcement states, “from enabling paralysed people to walk to discovering superbug-killing antibiotics....

Webselect brought together leading Food and Drink business leaders for a round table perspective

Revealed: outlook for e-commerce in the food and drink industry

Totnes-based e-commerce specialists Webselect brought together leading food and drink business leaders for a round table perspective on the South West’s Food and Drink industry including attitudes to e-commerce and selling online.

The food and drink industry in the South West is facing numerous challenges, and one of the biggest concerns is the supply chain with the recent fuel crisis...

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Up-and-coming cyber security provider Stripe OLT appoints new director

Cyber security specialist and Microsoft partner Stripe OLT has announced that Ryan Pullen has joined the company board as its Director of Cyber Security.

Pullen originally joined the company in 2020 as Head of Cyber Security. He has spent the last three years establishing an award-winning managed cyber security arm of the business which has brought continued growth year-on-year....


South West Tech Company Awarded Twin ISO Certifications

A Devon-based technology company has successfully been awarded two UKAS accredited ISO Certifications - ISO 9001 and ISO 27001.

Lineal Software Solutions Ltd. were awarded the two internationally recognised industry standards in November, successfully achieving a rare double certification in both quality management and information security management.

The IT and managed...

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South West tech sector to create 125,000 jobs and grow to nearly £20bn a year by 2026

A landmark report into the technology industry in the South West has revealed the vast opportunities for tech businesses and entrepreneurs across the region.

The South West of England’s tech sector is set to grow to almost £20bn gross value added (GVA) a year by 2026, creating more than 125,000 new jobs, according to a new study from Whitecap Consulting.

The research, by far...

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Exeter Chiefs set to take part in South West’s first region-wide corporate Esports Festival

The Exeter Chiefs rugby team have entered a team for the first corporate esports festival for the whole of the South West, taking place in February 2022.

The two-time Premiership winning club, which also took home the European Rugby Champions Cup in 2020 after beating Paris-based team Racing 92, will enter a three-man team to compete with organisations from across the South West...

Niki Davies and Martin Barnes present the Tech South West Awards 2021

Best in tech revealed at Tech South West Awards 2021

Winners of this year’s Tech South West Awards have been revealed at a live ceremony at the new multi-million pound Market Hall and Immersive Dome venue in Plymouth.

Artificial reef systems, satellite-powered earth observation and filtration systems to tackle microplastic pollution were among the innovations celebrated at the annual technology awards covering the entire South West...