CASE STUDIES

Success Stories

Business

The journey from researcher to entrepreneur

Type of member: Researcher

Researcher and University of Exeter alumnus, Dr Pete Melville-Shreeve is the Co-Founder of OTA Water.

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Business

Sigma Technical discuss growing a business in Exeter

Type of member: Founder

Sigma Technical is a pioneering robotics firm that is developing a state-of-the-art diagnostic and physical training machine.

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Business

Waste services disruptor Binit, launches customer-centric app

Waste Services Disruptor

Type of member: Founder

In line with their promise to keep the customer at the very centre of services, Exeter born business recycling and rubbish start-up Binit have launched an app. The Binit app, one of the very first in the UK's recycling and waste sector, was launched in April 2019 and is designed to make it even easier for customers to sort their day to day recycling and rubbish needs.

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Business

£1 million funding helps Exeter firm address cow fertility crisis

Addressing the cow fertility crisis

Type of member: Acceleration

Agricultural engineering start-up, Milkalyser, has received £1 million of funding to further develop its innovative equipment that monitors the productivity of dairy cows.

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Business

Helping identify plagiarism with Seedata

Collaborating to defeat plagiarism

Type of member: Incubation

A forensic linguistics project developed with the University of Exeter and Seedata could change the way plagiarism is detected in academia. Plagiarism is a global issue for universities, and by using existing processes it can take up to a week for lecturers to detect issues with inconsistent results.

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Business

Reducing energy costs with Minibems

Energy saving incubation success

Type of member: Incubation

Minibems are an incubation success story at the University of Exeter, having recruited talented students, met new prospects, developed test facilities with researchers and successfully raised funding. The Exeter-based SME provides an efficient, intelligent heating system to complex buildings which dramatically reduces energy costs, improves resident services and shortens repair times

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Custodian solutions counter-attack counterfeit crimes
Business

Custodian solutions counter-attack counterfeit crimes

Creating a cloud-based anti-counterfeiting platform

Type of member: Incubation

Custodian Solutions is an award-winning software company which has created a cloud-based, anti-counterfeiting platform with advanced brand protection. The technology is used to investigate and gather evidence to litigate fraudsters, solving intractable anti-counterfeiting and brand protection problems.

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Becoming a financial institution in the digital age
Business

Becoming a financial institution in the digital age

Digital Tech with Crowdcube

Type of member: Incubation

For many businesses, crowdfunding is seen as the investment platform of the digital age. Crowdcube, Pioneered by Luke Lang and Darren Westlake who created the world's first investment crowdfunding platform in 2011, has helped more than 500 businesses raise finance and has over 400,000 members - who have invested in excess of 245m.

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Exeter start-up creates ethical alternative for disease and drug testing
Business

Exeter start-up creates ethical alternative for disease and drug testing

Digital Health Technology with BioSystems Technology

Type of member: Academic

Exeter firm BioSystems Technology is leading the way in providing a more reliable and humane alternatives to animal testing. Dr Olivia Champion, CEO of BioSystems Technology, has developed research-grade larvae, which can act as a substitute for testing diseases, poisons and new drugs.

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Complexity converted to simple models by Exeter firm
Business

Complexity converted to simple models by Exeter firm

Digital Tech with Simpleware

Type of member: Acceleration

Equipping companies with the tools to visualise data and create 3D images was the brainchild of Professor Philippe Young. Based at the University of Exeter, Professor Young was conducting a research project when he had the idea for Simpleware.

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Cracking the problem of flaws in engineering components
Business

Cracking the problem of flaws in engineering components

Digital Tech with Theta Technologies

Type of member: Incubation

Unique technology by Theta Technologies detects flaws in engineering components enabling an early warning of material degradation to such a detailed level, it is unmatched by any other forms of testing. The ultrasonic technology was developed by Dr Peter Armitage during his PhD at the University of Exeter.

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Independent lives for those with autism, supported by Exeter tech firm
Business

Independent lives for those with autism, supported by Exeter tech firm

Digital Health Technology Case Study: Brain in Hand

Type of member: Founder

Providing the confidence for those with autism and mental health problems to fulfil their lives, from going to university to entering the workplace, was the challenge taken on by Exeter-based Brain in Hand.

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