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5. The Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST)

What:  ExIST is a sub-group of Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Initiative was founded in June 2011 by a group of business leaders in Exeter and the surrounding area. This group aims to optimise interaction between science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) businesses trading in the area, to increase awareness of Exeter as a centre of science and technology, to build relationships between education at all levels and business and to encourage investment in the STEMM industries in the region.

When: ExIST hold quarterly events that are aimed particularly at companies with science, technology and innovation at their core.  There is a charge for ExIST events.

Where: Events are held in different locations throughout the city, sometimes dependent on the speaker.  The venue for the March 2017 quarterly event was chosen to be the newly opened Met Office Collaboration Suite. 

Who: Membership of Exeter Chamber of Commerce entitles you to join the ExIST network.To join and to see other services the Chamber offers visit