A diverse, enterprising & supportive coworking community based at exeter science park

We are thrilled to be setting up this facility at Exeter Science Park—which will not only provide a space where start-ups can flourish, but also where we will be able to connect the communities in Boston and Exeter, and create more opportunities for our members to collaborate and internationalise their ideas.
— Stewart Noakes, Canopy Cofounder

Canopy Exeter: Build meaningful relationships. Break into the global economy.

In the spring of 2016, Canopy launched at Exeter Science Park, the knowledge-based enterprise hub in Southwest England, to help local start-up companies get off the ground and grow. The launch coincided with a visit from two tech start-ups from Boston, America, looking for opportunities to expand their own businesses in Devon.

The launch of the tech incubator initiative came as a recent Tech Nation Report identified 161% employment growth in the tech sector in the wider Exeter area during 2011-2014. The Canopy team believes there is enormous potential to build an Exeter-based technology start-up network--creating more jobs and driving the economy.

Gerry Shattock, general manager of the Exeter Science Park, said: "Tech start-ups are integral to science-based innovation in Exeter today, where we are seeing increasing numbers of cross-sectoral collaborations enabled by very talented tech developers...The Canopy initiative will substantially accelerate this growth."

Read more: Tech incubator to help Devon start-ups off the ground

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