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If you've been following our journey, you already know that Cotie (Centre of Technology Innovation Excellence) is a dynamic Business Innovation Hub located at the Petroc campus in Barnstaple. But here's the exciting news – we're not just stopping there. We're thrilled to announce the development of our new center in Tiverton, further expanding our reach and impact in the South West.

At Cotie, we've been hard at work building a one-stop brand for both established businesses and entrepreneurs. Our recent expansion in Barnstaple has seen the integration of the latest technology, alongside this there was the appointment of our new Business Innovation Manager, James Walker. James is already in place at our Tiverton hub. Cotie is now working in collaboration with the Satellite Catapult and a team of experienced business engagement managers, all dedicated to supporting our business community. If you're eager to discuss your business needs or explore potential collaborations, we'd love to hear from you. Simply reach out to us at

Cotie's mission is to provide unwavering support for your business to thrive and expand.

Our mission at Cotie is clear: to provide unwavering support for your business to thrive and expand. We are proud to share that the development of our new center in Tiverton has been made possible through the UK Government Shared Prosperity fund, powered by Leveling UK, and backed by the Mid Devon District Council. This fund, a key component of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda, has allocated £2.6 billion for local investment by March 2025, with a focus on enhancing community pride, improving life opportunities, and fostering local businesses, people, and skills.

What sets Cotie apart is not just our commitment to innovation – it's the tangible resources and technologies we offer. Our Barnstaple center is equipped with VR, XR, photogrammetry, 3D printers, and scanners, creating a dynamic environment for businesses to thrive and innovate. These advanced technologies, combined with shared-use laboratories and design facilities, provide an ideal setting for entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to nurture their concepts and develop innovative ideas. The impact of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies on the customer experience is significant, as these technologies can be used to create immersive experiences that enhance customer engagement and satisfaction.

Looking ahead, 2024 is set to be an exciting year for Cotie. Both our Barnstaple and Tiverton locations will be hosting a series of engaging and informative breakfast and tea innovation, business support networking events, and industry-relevant courses. These events are designed to foster collaboration, promote the exchange of information between industries, and create opportunities for small start-up ventures and cottage industries to flourish and grow. Whether you are an established industry professional or an aspiring entrepreneur, these events and courses will provide valuable insights, networking opportunities, and the latest industry knowledge to support your business endeavors.

Join us at Cotie to stay at the forefront of innovation and business development, and take advantage of these unique opportunities to connect, learn, and grow.


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