Welcome to our Cluster
Torbay is home to renowned global technology leaders such as Lumentum, Coherent, Gooch & Housego (G&H), Spirent, Queensgate (Prior Scientific), and Bay Photonics.
The presence of these high-tech businesses in Torbay and South Devon serves as a significant catalyst for the local economy and lays a solid foundation for the region to thrive as an innovation and technology hub.
Collaboration between these businesses and academic partners is paramount for driving the development of new technologies and ensuring the availability of a skilled workforce to support industry growth. Through joint efforts, the industry can identify research areas that lead to groundbreaking products and services, while academic partners can deliver the necessary training and education to produce highly skilled graduates.
The ongoing investment in the region by these global technology leaders speaks volumes about their confidence in the local workforce and the growth potential of the area. The concentration of expertise and innovation in photonics and microelectronics within Torbay is truly inspiring.
Chaired by Industry
The Torbay Hi-Tech Cluster has carefully selected the most appropriate industry professionals to chair and represent the group.
Meet our Chairs, Dr Andrew Robertson and Dr Philip Mitchell, who work hard to ensure that the Hi-Tech Cluster is run efficiently and professionally, while interacting with local stakeholders in the business community.
Meet our Members
Our membership is growing and includes businesses from all over South Devon. These include companies from various technical industries and both UK and foreign-owned organisations.
Click on the logos below to access individual pages for the businesses that make up our Cluster.
Local Cluster Members:
The Cluster has worked hard in recent years to promote the expertise and businesses located within the area.
Please use the below links to learn more about the work of the cluster.
Building a Strong Network
Together, the cluster is highly motivated, with experienced employees, excellent access to markets, a strong local supply chain and integrated business network. EPIC and its businesses have excellent apprenticeship and graduate links with top colleges and universities. Nearby South Devon College is closely linked to EPIC and the Torbay Hi-Tech Cluster group shaping the skils demand for future generations.
Torbay Hi-Tech Cluster regularly meets with local MPs and influential industry leaders to ensure the local sector is supported.
Joining our Cluster
Our businesses meet bi-monthly at EPIC, the home of the Torbay Hi-Tech Cluster. Meetings usually include network opportunities and enable our companies to collaborate.