Invest Somerset



Digital and creative industries are the fastest growing sectors in the region and Somerset’s talented innovators are at the forefront of transformative change.

Digital technologies are driving key industries across the South West from medtech, insurtech and agritech, as well as enabling smarter manufacturing thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, Big Data and the Internet of things.

Across Somerset, you’ll find award-winning creative and digital companies collaborating and innovating from audio visual and film to ecommerce and social media marketing.

Our digital credentials create opportunities in HealthTech with particular strengths in diagnostics and photonics, which includes Novanta’s Optics Centre of Excellence in Taunton.

The sector is supported by the new £11m Firepool Centre for Digital Innovation, providing the perfect expansion environment for businesses to meet, collaborate and locate.

Alongside council backing and investment, the sector is supported by a thriving ecosystem with a passion for collaboration. Groups such as the Somerset Arts and Business Cultural Alliance and Tech South West, as well as Digital Somerset and the Creative Innovation Centre CIC, are championing the digital and creative assets of the area.