“The tech sector is key to providing solutions to challenges facing society today”: An interview with Anne Mountjoy, Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone

Anne Mountjoy is the Marketing and Communications Officer for the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone, sponsor of the Tech for Good Award at the Tech South West Awards 2023.

Photo: QLM Technology win the Tech for Good Award at the Tech South West Awards 2023

What do the Tech South West Awards mean to you?

As a sponsor of the Tech for Good category, the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone team were delighted to support tech businesses benefitting people and the planet in many different ways. 

We were pleased to be associated with the awards, helping us to meet tech businesses who may wish to locate to East Devon and join the ground-breaking tech hub at our Exeter Science Park site.

What inspires your organisation to support the South West tech ecosystem? 

The Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone has a vision for clean growth. Tech businesses will help us achieve that. 

We will soon launch our Zero Carbon Growth Fund to businesses in and around the Enterprise Zone. The Fund will kickstart fresh-thinking and innovation for trail-blazing tech solutions for the transition to zero carbon.

What advice would you give to aspiring tech entrepreneurs or startups aiming to make a significant impact in the industry? 

Be part of the innovative tech sector in the South West – the place to live, work and play.

Share new ideas, collaborate for business success, and live your best life in our outstanding environment.

What makes the South West tech sector a great community to be a part of? 

From Cornwall to Bristol and beyond, the South West tech sector is burgeoning innovation. The tech sector is key to providing solutions to challenges facing society today. In the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone, exchange knowledge with like-minded businesses, such as the life-changing work at VSimulators where a device is in development to help Parkinson’s patients move around.

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