Invest Somerset

Why Somerset?

Innovation Location

Across Somerset you will find a common thread of innovation that unites people and businesses. From global leadership in clean energy and future mobility through to biomanufacturing and the circular economy, our passion for innovative solutions presents major opportunities for collaboration.

Business hubs like the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre in Bridgwater, are supporting the growing low carbon energy supply chain. A new digital innovation centre in Taunton will open in 2024 to provide high-quality accommodation and services to foster innovation, collaboration and growth in Somerset’s digital economy. The iAero Centre in Yeovil is at the forefront of research, design and innovation in the aerospace sector.

In 2022, the inaugural Somerset Innovation Exchange took place in Taunton. This flagship event brought together people and organisations that seek to connect ideas and develop new ways of working, and attracted entrepreneurs, designers and civic innovators eager to drive Somerset’s innovation ambitions.