Professor Sir William Wakeham, Chair

Professor Sir William Wakeham, Chair of the Exeter Science Park Board

A fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Institution of Engineering and Technology, as well as the Institute of Physics, eminent academic Professor Sir William Wakeham has been the chair of the Exeter Science Park since 2009 and of the Company since 2015.

Sir William retired as Vice Chancellor of University of Southampton in 2009 after an eight-year tenure, prior to which, he was Pro-Rector (Research) and both Deputy Rector and Pro-Rector at Imperial College London. In a distinguished career, Sir William holds several international awards for his research, having published seven books and around 400 peer-reviewed papers in the field of transport processes and thermodynamics.

In 2018, Sir William was awarded one of the highest accolades from the Royal Academy of Engineering – the President’s Medal – in recognition of his work in promoting excellence in engineering.

Maintaining healthy work practices and business as usual at Exeter Science Park

We understand that it’s a tough time for everyone at the moment and our priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, clients, partners, suppliers and the wider network. We have already put in place the infrastructure to enable us to continue operating the park and providing support and advice during this challenging time so that we are able to continue with business as usual.


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Work begins on new net zero carbon building at Exeter Science Park

Work on the new Ada Lovelace Building at Exeter Science Park has begun. The 20,000 square foot speculative office and laboratory space will aim to be net zero carbon for operational energy as a result of innovative design features, including 44kw solar roof-mounted solar-voltaic panels.


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