Venturefest South West champions the most cutting edge innovation, technology and entrepreneurship coming out of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

The June event brings together talented small enterprise innovators and entrepreneurs from across the region along with investors on the lookout for emerging talent.

Attendees can make valuable new connections and take away insights and advice from world-class speakers and the region’s trailblazing technology companies.

New for 2019, the Exhibition space is an opportunity for businesses to take exhibition space at the event.

Limited to just twenty stands on a first come, first served basis exhibitors will have the chance to showcase their organisations’ services and products to an anticipated audience of 700 STEMM business leaders.

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Meet the Exhibitors

University of Exeter Computer Science

University of Plymouth

University of Falmouth

University of Exeter

Thompson Jenner LLP

At Thompson Jenner, we pride ourselves on creating a strong Partner-led working relationship with our clients, ensuring that your business and personal financial goals are achieved. We work with start-ups, growing and established businesses as well as those looking to exit. We have the skills, experience and services available to support you through every stage of your business and personal financial journey.

South West Academic Health Science Network

We work on a range of projects to support the development, spread and adoption of innovation for the health and care system.

Academic Health Science Networks have unique cross-sector connections, which enable us to identify common challenges and quickly bring people and organisations together to develop, test and spread solutions.

We help NHS organisations build partnerships with clinicians and researchers, businesses, charities and social enterprises to test, develop and adopt innovation into their organisations.

South West Marine Cluster

The South Coast Marine Cluster offers access to world-class research institutions and innovation-led companies
Recognised as the UK’s leading marine industry hub, with a rich maritime heritage, hundreds of kilometres of coastline, 32 world-renowned universities and research institutions and a large and growing network of sector-leading, innovative marine companies.

Smartline Project

Smartline is a ground breaking research project looking at how technology can help us live healthier and happier lives. We are a partnership project led by the University of Exeter with Coastline Housing Ltd, Cornwall Council and Volunteer Cornwall. We are funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund and the South West Academic Health Science Network.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives.

KTN is a network partner of Innovate UK.

South Devon College

Here at the College everything we do is built around your experience as a student and helping you make the most of your time with us and progress. We have an unwavering passion for learning and pride ourselves in delivering excellent programmes of study. We offer a wide range of courses and qualifications for students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, all of which are designed to help you develop your skills and confidence and progress into employment in your chosen career or to higher education.

Plymouth City Council

LEP Growth Hub

The network of 38 Growth Hubs are local public/private sector partnerships led by the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). They join up national and local business support so it is easy for businesses to find the help they need.

Grow Marketing

Grow Marketing’s core vision is to make businesses more effective in their respective marketplaces. By offering key marketing products and services we aim to embolden business’ marketing ambitions.

Our goal is to entrench ourselves in the business community and become an essential voice in the marketing industry in the South West of England and long term the UK.

Our passion is to see business thrive in Exeter, working closely with organisations to see the economy of Exeter and the surrounding areas strengthened with SMEs, pushing innovation and employing talent.

European Space Agency Business Applications

In ESA Business Applications our aim is to show that space is open for business and has the power to improve our everyday lives on Earth. We do this by helping companies to integrate space data and technology into commercial services. Successful applicants receive:

Zero-equity funding (from €60k to €2M+ per activity).
A personalised ESA consultant.
Technical & commercial guidance.
Access to our network of partners.
Credibility of the ESA brand.

We are particularly interested in applications of space technology to previously untapped consumer markets.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab

Environmental Futures encompasses environmental sciences and covers atmospheric, terrestrial, freshwater and marine, pollution control and mitigation, meteorological sciences, climate change, ecology and environmental monitoring, impacts on ecosystems goods and services.

Exeter Initiative of Science and Technology (ExIST)

The ExIST group was founded by Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Exeter’s leading research and development organisations. The group has come together to showcase science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine in Exeter. We aim to represent and assist private sector innovation and so far, the response has been better than we could have hoped. The Steering Group for ExIST comprises representatives from some of the most high profile organisations and innovative businesses in the area. Furthermore ExIST’s work will complement Exeter’s City of Science initiative which strives to raise Exeter’s profile as an internationally renowned location and gateway for excellence in science, research and innovation.

Our ultimate goal is to make Exeter an even better place to do business for Science and Technology companies and organisations.

Exeter Chamber of Commerce

Exeter Chamber is the leading business organisation in the City and is committed to supporting the interests of its members. Our current membership stands close to 500 businesses embracing a wide cross-section of industry and commerce in Exeter and the surrounding area.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Dstl brings together the defence and security S&T community, including industry, academia, wider government and international partners, to provide sensitive and specialist S&T services to the Ministry of Defence and wider government.

Digital Skills Partnership

The Digital Skills Partnership (DSP) brings together public, private and charity sector organisations to help increase the digital capability of individuals and organisations in England. It’s work extends from a commitment within the UK Digital Strategy which sets out government’s ambition to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.

The aim of the DSP is ambitious: to improve digital capability across the whole skills spectrum – from the essential skills that help reduce digital exclusion, to the skills workers need in an increasingly digital economy, and through to the advanced skills required for specialist roles.

Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

As an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce network and a membership organisation with over 200 years’ experience in the Plymouth and Devon economy, we work hard to be a strong, clear voice for businesses of all sizes in the region.

We want your business to benefit from being part of a developing organisation, which is committed to building partnerships and beneficial relationships with affiliated Chambers and organisations just as passionate as we are about improving Devon’s economy.

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was launched in May 2011. Private sector-led, it is a partnership between the private and public sectors and is driving the economic strategy for the area, determining local priorities and undertaking activities to drive growth and the creation of local jobs.


Coelition provides technology and services for businesses, helping them to provide consumers with personal services that handle data responsibly. We ensure that our members and associates respect the standards that they have signed up to.

Barclays Bank

Discover how our dedicated industry experts can provide insight, networking opportunities and banking solutions to support your business.

AeroSpace Cornwall

The Aerospace Cornwall programme is led by Cornwall Development Company, and delivered in partnership with the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF).
It aims to increase the size and capability of the local aerospace and space clusters and secure ongoing investment in them.

Agri-tech Cornwall

The Agri-tech Cornwall Project supports ambitious small and medium-sized Cornish companies develop innovations to improve efficiency, profitability and resilience in the agricultural sector – in field or moor, forest or shore. This £9.6m project, running to March 2020, is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly. It is led by the Duchy College Rural Business School in partnership with leading research institutions – the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth and Rothamsted Research – and the Cornwall Development Company. For more information see www.agritechcornwall.co.uk

AHDB and Defra

Working in partnership, Defra and industry will develop world leading standards of livestock traceability in the UK. This will deliver a competitive trade advantage, make us more resilient and responsive to animal disease and will drive innovation, interoperability and productivity improvements throughout the meat and livestock sectors. The Livestock Information Programme, led by the AHDB, aims to replace existing livestock movement services for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and deer with a multi-species, digitally enabled traceability service. This will become a platform for innovation – enabling third party systems to inform and add value to the livestock industry, its supply chains, and ultimately the consumer.
For more information see www.ahdb.org.uk/lip


An innovative incubation and acceleration programme, hosted and delivered by Falmouth University. Launchpad is supporting the next generation of tech innovators and entrepreneurs, and driving the digital economy in Cornwall. The post-graduate programme, creates teams of highly skilled software, creative digital and business minds, to work with global business partners to develop high-growth, high-value digital companies that meet identified market demand

Thomas Westcott

Thomas Westcott are one of the largest independent accountancy practices in the South West. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our clients with the relevant and up to date business advice they need from our 17 local offices across the region.


Michelmores LLP is a full service law firm with offices in London, Bristol and Exeter. The Firm provides legal expertise to a wide range of clients nationally and internationally, across the finance & investment, private wealth and real estate sectors. Our Technology & Innovation team advises clients on all aspects of non-contentious and contentious technology, digital media and communications issues.


Plymouth College of Art

Plymouth College of Art is a specialist independent university sector arts institution, run by artists for artists. Founded in 1856, the college, which is a Founding Associate of Tate Exchange, offers a range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Pre-Degree study across Art, Design and Digital Media – combining over 160 years of history with up-to-the-minute thinking and cutting-edge facilities. www.plymouthart.ac.uk

The FSE Group

We manage the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund. The fund provides eligible companies with debt and equity funding from £25,000 to £2m.

Better Work Space Ltd

Space are workplace experts who transform office environments to increase productivity and employee wellbeing through collaborative working and creativity.

We are going to bring along our Virtual Reality headset to showcase some of work which brings the office designs to life.

Granted Consultancy

Granted Consultancy is a strategic business consultancy that specialises in identifying and securing non-dilutive funding to support companies with the development and commercialisation of new and innovative products, services and technologies.

Acceleration Through Innovation

Acceleration Through Innovation (ATI) is helping businesses within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to take their ideas from concept to reality. First launched in 2017, ATI is a 3 year £3million project supported by the ERDF to drive a culture of innovation and assist businesses who are looking to adopt innovative processes, or who have aspirations to bring a new product or service to the market.
Led by the University of Plymouth and in partnership with Cornwall Innovation, ATI facilitates Pop-up Innovation Centres which take the services and support of the Innovation Centres out into the wider business community. www.aticornwallinnovation.co.uk

Software Solved Ltd

Bespoke Software, Data Visualisation Solutions and support services.
Software Solved is a progressive Exeter based software development business, founded in 1998. We operate hand in hand alongside organisations to develop tailored client software and data solutions within pre-agreed budget, delivered with speed and integrity and to award-winning standards of quality. www.softwaresolved.com

Dehns Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

Securing and protecting Intellectual Property Rights since 1920
Dehns is a leading European firm of specialist patent and trade mark attorneys, with more than 200 people across six offices, and with an internationally renowned reputation.
Top tier ranked by all leading IP and legal directories, clients range from large, multinational corporations to small and medium sized businesses and from universities, spin-outs and start-ups to private inventors.
We provide and implement strategic advice on a wide range of IP issues, and file more than 5,750 UK, European and international patent and trade mark applications each year; in 2016 we filed the joint highest number of European Patent applications among all European Patent Attorney firms. www.dehns.com

Astley Media

Award-winning regional marketing and PR experts helping tech firms success through exceptional brand, communications, strategic marketing and audience engagement. Also co-founder of Tech South West, working with 1000 members and partners across business, education and Government. www.astleymedia.co.uk