As an SME, start-up, or micro-business, you may have the knowledge, expertise, and inspiration to be a success in your chosen sector, but all too often companies are held back by their lack of facilities and access to technology. That’s where we are here to help.
Housed within our newly refurbished Cotie building, you will find nearly 5,000 square feet of purpose-built professional workspace, available to all businesses, big and small.
Our innovation centre contains everything from an expertly-equipped development zone with 3D manufacturing technology; a relaxed yet professional conferencing area; open-plan hot desks complete with high-spec and fully-loaded PCs; a state-of-the-art cleanroom; and two crisply modern design pods, built to inspire collaboration and creativity.
It doesn’t matter where you are on your journey; whether you have an original idea that deserves to be explored, or are nearing development and require proof of concept, we are here to provide you with the tools, tech and facilities to turn great ideas into successful products.
North Devon is renowned for its low-pollution levels, outstanding air quality, and water purity; because of this we find ourselves home to global players in the pharmaceutical, agri-tech, aeronautical, FMCG, filtration, and electronics-based manufacturing industries.
But we don’t believe that a business’ lack of facilities should be a barrier to technological or manufacturing advancement.
So, for those businesses that require an enclosed space in which airborne particulates, contaminants, and pollutants are kept within strict parameters, but lack access to the industrial cleanroom facilities enjoyed by bigger companies, we invite you to use our purpose-built, professional-standard Clean Space.
The Tech Spec:
• 5000mm x 3000mm clean space with approximately 2150m³ of HEPA filtered air per hour
• Over 60 air changes per hour in accordance with BS EN 14644 ISO Class 7
• Dual CAMT2000 clean air modules installed, to maintain correct pressure levels and provide in excess of the required 3600m³
Manufacturing is the beating heart of the global economy, and it is also at the very heart of Cotie. All products start as a great idea, but it is only through research, development, and experimentation that those ideas can become great products.
If you’ve already had your eureka moment, have a clear concept, and possess the expertise to make it a reality; what you need now is a professional workspace, and access to precision tools and 3D scanning and printing technology, to bring your concept to life.
Welcome to our Development Space.
Our fully-equipped development facility is the perfect place for you to realise your manufacturing ambitions. With industry-standard workbenches, an array of precision hand tools, and state-of-the-art 3D capabilities, taking your idea from the design page to proof of concept stage is only a booking away.
And if it doesn’t work the first time, then in the words of Samuel Beckett: “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
The Tech Spec:
• 3DP Workbench 200
• Formlabs Form 3
• Stratasys F370 System
• Markforged Mark 2
• Ultimaker 3
• Hilka mechanics tool kit
• 300mm pillar drill
• 125mm belt and disc sander
• Selection of Makita power tools
• Electrician tool kit
• PCB Microscope
• Einscan Pro 2X
Everything in business begins with an idea, and ideas develop when people can discuss them freely; having the right setting for your meetings, presentations and conferences can be of paramount importance to their effectiveness.
You want an environment that is relaxed yet professional, welcoming yet free of distraction, and fully-conducive to productive discussion.
That is exactly what our purpose-built Conference Space provides.
With comfortable seating for up to 30 attendees, expansive table space, access to kitchen and bathroom facilities, high-speed connectivity, and a top-of-the-line 75” touchscreen monitor, all you need bring are your ideas.
The Tech Spec:
• Interactive 75” HD touchscreen display
• Seating for up to 30 attendees
• Broadband and WiFi
• Access to kitchen and bathroom facilities
• Ample table/desk space
• Video conferencing