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Centre of Technology & Innovation Excellence (Cotie)

Advanced technology-based facilities for North Devon's SMEs.

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In 2020, Petroc opened a new facility - Cotie (Centre of Technology and Innovation Excellence).

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Cotie’s mission is to provide start-ups, micro and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access to a wide range of advanced technology-based facilities, all designed to nurture business growth and develop product ideas and concepts.

With shared-use laboratories housing 3D printers, workbenches, Cleanrooms and design facilities, the Centre is the perfect setting for local entrepreneurs to hone concepts and develop ideas.

Many start-ups and small to medium-sized businesses don’t have the facilities or funds to enable them to get ideas off the ground but Cotie will open up new opportunities and break down some of those barriers.

The centre encourages collaboration, promotes the exchange of information between industries and create opportunities for small start-up ventures and ‘cottage industries’ to develop and grow through knowledge transfer partnerships.

We look forward to welcoming individuals and businesses to the centre to take advantage of the wide range of advanced technology-based facilities available to develop and create ideas and concepts. If you would like to find out more about the facilities available and to book spaces, please visit the Cotie website.

The outside of the Cotie building