Future and emerging technologies

In a fast-paced world, our Future & Emerging Technologies provide high-standard innovative solutions for challenges that require cutting-edge expertise, facilities, and out-of-the-box thinking.

Our projects and collaborations harness expertise from multiple research disciplines, providing impactful solutions in areas such as Nano Engineering Science and Technology, Materials (including Metamaterials) and Manufacturing, Management, Water and the Environment, Energy, Dynamics and Control, and Civil and Structural Engineering. We also cover areas such as Quantum Optics, 5G networks, Space and Marine Technologies.

Our researchers have strong connections with industry-leading companies and organisations, including Babcock, QinetiQ, Supacat Ltd, Dstl and IBM. One of our main priorities is to support these collaborations in tackling upcoming challenges and activities, and we welcome the opportunity to engage with new partners. 

Exeter Innovation in numbers


We have supported over 500 companies to deliver innovation projects


Received over £50m of investment in the Centre for Future Clean Mobility to drive innovation in clean transport 


We have delivered 35 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in the last 5 years

Insights and impact

Leading a green revolution in off-highway transport with Supacat Our engineering experts have been collaborating with Supacat, the British designer and developer of high mobility defence vehicles, to pioneer a hybrid electric-powered version of the All-Terrain Mobility Platform (the ATMP).
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