Exeter City Futures seeks to stimulate, accelerate and scale-up innovations that have the potential to deliver significant positive impact on city mobility and energy use. With access to capital and the right enabling environment we believe we can deliver scalable solutions for a truly sustainable city.
Each challenge that Exeter City Futures runs focuses on insights that show how we can deliver an energy independent and congestion free region. The insights are generated from analysis of city data and engagement with local communities. We believe it's vital to provide opportunity for discussion and input to defining the challenges and the problems to solve them.
Exeter City Futures believes that data can enable change. By collecting and analysing data on a city and regional level, we can start to understand the impact we each have on the Exeter region and how we can influence, drive and believe in transformation.
We are developing educational programmes for schools and young people to help them explore the power of data and to enable them to analyse and create change for the Exeter region.
Watch this space.
The Exeter City Futures Accelerator seeks to develop sustainable, impactful solutions that work, not only in Exeter, but across the globe.
We select brilliant teams with promising concepts and provide them with 15 weeks of support and advice to help develop and validate business models with potential for impact and accelerate them towards launch.
Our programme ensures that all teams are given a tailored package of mentoring and support specific to the challenge. You will develop a finance-ready pitch and by the end of the process you will be pitching to a room full of investors and potential customers.Find out more
Real value comes when innovative ideas become mechanisms for driving change and transforming our city. Exeter City Futures will nurture ideas with real potential as they progress to deliver impact on our energy and congestion goals. With targeted support from expert mentors and close engagement with city procurement and planning teams, as well as customers and communities, we will help you access investor networks and deliver your business at scale in Exeter and beyond.
The first set of Exeter City Futures challenges are now live. Following the voting stage of our community platform the most popular statements have been turned into clear challenges for entrepreneurs, educators, and SMEs to apply. Find out more below.View Challenges