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The Cotie Innovation Launchpad is a collaborative initiative between Petroc, the European Regional Development Fund, and a number of professional business organisations.

Cotie works alongside its strategic partners to support and nurture business growth, develop ideas and concepts, and promote industry innovation throughout North Devon and the surrounding region.

Due to these relationships, the business communities served by Cotie have access to a host of funded training and development programmes, coaching and mentoring services, and business development facilities, all available through our professional partners.

Please click on the below links to learn more about Cotie’s strategic partnerships, and the opportunities they provide.



The economic delivery agency for the North Devon area, working with Torridge District Council, North Devon Council, Devon County Council and the private sector to deliver projects and initiatives that support business growth, improve the quality of life and address social inequalities. North Devon+ work with the public and private sector to deliver positive change across northern Devon.

North Devon +

Heart of the South West Growth Hub

The Growth Hub is a single point of contact, completely free at the point of access, for all businesses seeking advice and support on any issues relating to the operations and aspirations of their business; signposting to international, national or local resources.

Heart of the South West Growth Hub


SETsquared is a member of the SETsquared partnership, a business incubation and acceleration network of five research focussed universities. SETsquared Exeter provides a range of B2B business support activities to help validate ideas into successful businesses. SETsquared is recognised as the Global Number One University Business Incubator since 2015 (UBI Global Rankings).
SETsquared Exter has received funding for the University of Exeter Enterprise Zone (UEEZ) from the ERDF to extend the reach and impact to its business acceleration services. This includes working with regional providers like Cotie to enable founders to access the full range of business support opportunities available from their own location. SETsquared Exeter is committed to preparing startups to achieve sustainable growth, secure robust investment opportunities and create scalable ventures that are built to last.


Supply Devon

Environmental Space Living Lab
Enabling Agritech adoption across the UK

Co-funded by the Heart of the Southwest Local Enterprise Partnership and Innovate UK, the ESLL operates across the following consortium partners: Satellite Application Catapult, Petroc College in North Devon, Bicton College in East Devon and Bridgwater and Taunton College in Somerset. They also include the North Devon Biosphere, Plymouth and Exeter Universities, and Devon and Dorset County Councils. The Lab leverages resources from the Satellite Applications Catapult and its partners including Earth Observation data, 5G pop-up masts, and real-world test sites to enable delivery of support for your business.

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