News from across Tech South West

World leading tech expertise

2.44 
Digital tech turnover (£bn)

13,465

Digital tech companies

78,000

Employment in digital sector

300

2019 total digital tech VC investment (£m)

Advanced Engineering

In Devon

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AgriTech

In Devon

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Game Development

In Falmouth

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Software Development

In Cornwall

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SpaceTech

In Cornwall

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Climate Science & HealthTech

In Exeter

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Photonics

In Torbay

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Nuclear

In Somerset

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MarineTech

In Plymouth

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Aerospace, Artificial intelligence & Education

In Bristol

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Game Development, Software & Virtual Reality

In Bristol

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Content Creation & Publishing

In Bath

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Cyber

In Gloucestershire & Wiltshire

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Life Sciences & HealthTech

In Wiltshire

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HealthTech

In Dorset

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Digital Marketing

In Dorset

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87,000

Digital tech productivity
per worker (£ per year)

346

AI investment (£m 2015-2019)

1,516

Startups in 2018

438

Total emerging tech investment (£m 2015-19)

The tech industry is expanding 2.6 times faster than the rest of the UK economy.

Our work

Run by the region’s tech clusters and companies, Tech South West helps connect, celebrate and showcase the sector and grow the talent pool across the region.

We are the only member organisation dedicated to supporting and working with the whole of the technology sector across the South West of England.

Our members

Members operate in Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Exeter, Gloucestershire, Plymouth, Somerset, Taunton and Wiltshire.

We offer a platform for all members, the region’s technology sector, education, government, support organisations, business support and others keen to engage and work with the sector and support its growth.

From robotics, photonics and artificial intelligence to climate science, agri-tech and marine tech, we’re tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges through technology.

Growth

Our Best of the West programme gives tech companies free business support, growth opportunities and fantastic brand awareness. Interested?

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Talent

The Shaping the Future report sets out the technical and soft skills that our members need to help their organisations reach their full potential.

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Tech South West works to:

Join the dots

Provide a platform for members to connect and create opportunities including business, collaboration and investment.

Showcase

Showcase and celebrate the success of members and the South West tech sector. 

Create the talent pool

Help grow the South West’s tech talent pool, encouraging learning and careers.