This employer-led project aims to support businesses to identify and develop the higher level skills required to stimulate their growth.

Based at the University of Exeter’s Truro campus in Cornwall, the European Centre for Environment and Human Health conducts world-class research into the complex connections between the environment and health.

The University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) is a £30 million interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change.

A thought-provoking film summarising Unlocking Potential's recent Sustainable Packaging Event held on our Penryn Campus. 

Innovation, Impact and Business in Cornwall

The University of Exeter can develop solutions for businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes from start-ups and SMEs to multi-national organisations.

We can help you to:

•    Innovate with R&D: If you are looking to Innovate, the University of Exeter's research and development options could provide the bespoke research solutions you are searching for.

•    Transform your team: Our skills offer can help you strengthen your existing teams, recruit new talent and extend your capabilities through access to its networks.

•    Accelerate your growth: If you are looking to grow and develop your organisation, we provide business acceleration and scale-up support services

Visit our Innovation, Impact, Business pages.

Wetsuits from wetsuits with Finisterre

Finisterre are working with the University on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop the world's first recyclable wetsuit. 
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Improving preoperative assessments with Ultramed using MyPreOp

Ultramed, a rapidly growing SME, have generated seed funding and grown their business by working with the University of Exeter. 
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Smartline: Smart wellbeing inspired by the community with Coastline Housing

Coastline Housing are a partner in the Smartline project, which is helping to better understand people's wellbeing in Cornwall. 
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Contact us

Work with us to attain a suitable business solution

Tremough Innovation Centre
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9TA

Phone: +44 (0) 1326 259238

 Work with our students

There are various events and opportunities throughout the year in which to engage with students, raise your profile on campus and recruit students and graduates.

Careers fairs

  • Part time Jobs Fair (Joint with Falmouth Uni) : Tuesday 25th Sep 11-2pm in The Compass
  • Student Experience Showcase (Joint with FXU): Tuesday 2nd October 11-2pm in The Compass
  • Volunteering Fair (Joint with FXU): Tuesday 9th October 4-6pm in the Lower Stannary
  •  ‘Career & Opportunities Fair’: Wednesday 7th November 11-2pm in the Sports Hall
  •  Work Abroad/Study Abroad: Wednesday 14th Nov 11-2pm in The Compass

Recruitment presentations

Presentations provide the ideal opportunity to meet students who are particularly interested in your company and for you to make them aware of the opportunities you can offer.

Recruitment interviews and testing

For those organisations planning to interview or test a number of Exeter applicants as part of their recruitment cycle, it often proves easier and more cost efficient to undertake these on campus.

Mock interviews

The opportunity to practice interview skills with an experienced interviewer can have an enormous impact on student career outcomes. 

For more details and how to book please visit Employment Services or contact Rebecca Takeda-Frost, Employment Services Officer at

The University of Exeter produces high calibre, employable students and graduates. There are many different ways they can work with your organisation.

  • Graduate Business Partnership (GBP) - This partnership offers employers the opportunity to recruit recent graduates to fulfil your business need
  • PhD students – Whether your business is large or small you can work with research students by sponsoring a student to undertake a relevant research project (supporting the whole PhD), or contributing to the part of cost of a PhD through match funding.
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) – Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) enable businesses to improve effectiveness and productivity by accessing new knowledge and expertise.
  • Student Business Partnership (SBP) – A University student to work for you, dedicated to solving one of the challenges you face in developing your business.
  • Access to Internships (A2I) Subsidies for Employers - Access to Internships (A2I) is a fund to help SME employers offset the cost of hiring a University of Exeter finalist or graduate on a paid internship or graduate role.
  • Casual, part-time and vacation work - If you are looking for staff to provide part time work, cover casual shifts or carry out temporary casual jobs then our students can help whilst they study or during vacation periods.