Welcome

Discover our innovations, meet our team, listen to our mentors and explore our companies. Future Worlds wants to engage with you.

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Startups, spinouts and projects that need your help

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Sound Virtualiser soundbar: immersive 3D audio

The average Briton spends nearly a decade of their adult life watching television, but millions of viewers enjoy a limited...

3D-printed heart valves: Carena Healthcare

Check back soon for the 3D-printed heart valves video. Aortic valve disease is becoming an increasing problem in our ageing...

SharkStream – Innovation in motion

Motion capture technology has accelerated in recent years to develop exciting applications for the entertainment, sports and medical sectors. Advanced...

Bowsynth – the expressive musical synthesizer

Check back soon for the Bowsynth video. Electronic musical instruments have been used alongside their traditional audio counterparts for many...

Engage

Events, talks and competitions to inspire you

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Mentor Masterclass with Shirin Dehghan: ‘Building an $85 Million Business’

Join Future Worlds Mentor and sponsor Shirin Dehghan, for the first in the Mentor Masterclass talk series – learn from experienced entrepreneurs and...

Wessex Health Innovation Programme

SETsquared alongside the Wessex Academic Health Science Network is committed to providing comprehensive business support to healthcare and life sciences start-ups throughout...

Small Business Clinic

Thinking of starting your own business? The Small Business Clinic will be running three free business seminars in Highfield. The...

Catalyst Programme

Created by the University of Southampton Science Park, Catalyst is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial spirits with scientific or technology-led...

Mentors

Experts, investors and entrepreneurs ready to assist

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Dame Wendy Hall

Professor Dame Wendy Hall is a world-renowned computer scientist and serial entrepreneur who has formed several spinout companies across three...

Chris Broad

Chris Broad has marketed the meteoric rise of technology giant Apple in three decades of captivating work since studying electronics...

Shirin Dehghan

Talented entrepreneur Shirin Dehghan formed a pioneering software company which helped mobile networks handle the rush of phone traffic in...

Chris Buckingham

Crowdfunding specialist Chris Buckingham has supported everything from artists to zoos in the UK’s evolving startup ecosystem. An author, columnist...

Team

University staff who are here to support you

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Reuben Wilcock

Reuben Wilcock is passionate about creating global impact through the commercialisation of university research. As a serial entrepreneur, he enjoys...

Sophie Sellers

Sophie Sellers is exploring creative approaches that expand and enhance the Future Worlds network’s experience through quality events and marketing....

Jon Nurse

Jon Nurse is promoting new and emerging business ventures in a diverse role covering university communications and the impact agenda....

Alex Dunlop

A quick glance at Alex Dunlop’s wide-ranging CV reveals someone who enjoys variety and working with people. Since moving to England...

Companies

Organisations and businesses to help you grow

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Unitive Design and Analysis

Unitive Design and Analysis (UDA) is a fast-growing technology startup company which delivers services to the BioTech, AgriTech and MedTech...

Salesforce

Salesforce is a pioneering cloud computing company which has revolutionised the way enterprise software is delivered and used, changing the...

Leonardo-Finmeccanica

Leonardo-Finmeccanica is a global high-tech player in Aerospace, Defence and Security. With headquarters in Italy and over 47,000 employees, Leonardo-Finmeccanica...

Roke

Roke Manor Research (Roke) is a world-class electronics engineering consultancy. They enable their clients to maximise their investments in science...

Blog

Exclusive advice and articles from our ecosystem

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#FutureWorlds – the story of CES 2017 in 20 tweets

‘There’s no other event experience like CES’, claims the Consumer Electronics Show’s sales pitch. After this month’s first taste of...

My CES 2017 memories – messages from the team

Exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show is an exhilarating experience. Seven representatives from the University of Southampton traveled to Las...

CES 2017 – Day Eight – reflections on an incredible show

I’m currently sitting in a hotel room just a few hundred meters from the edge of the south rim of...

CES 2017 – Day Seven – massage chairs and misadventures

Everyone seemed in high spirits as we gathered in Tyler’s room, ready to head to the show for one last...