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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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Bowsynth – the expressive musical synthesizer

Electronic musical instruments have been used alongside their traditional audio counterparts for many years, however synthesizers remain unable to emulate...

3D-printed heart valves: Carena Healthcare

Aortic valve disease is becoming an increasing problem in our ageing population. Treating this condition has created a market worth...

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...

SharkStream – Innovation in motion

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

Engage

Events, talks and competitions to inspire you

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Mentor Masterclass with Apple Director Chris Broad: ‘Ready, shoot, aim’

Join Future Worlds Mentor Chris Broad for the Mentor Masterclass talk series – learn from entrepreneurs and industry experts in an...

Entrepreneur Of The Year

Entrepreneurs make a difference: they create jobs and wealth, bring new innovative products and concepts to the market and encourage...

The Catalyst Challenge

Test your skills in a unique and prestigious business competition – take part in The Catalyst Challenge, 15th March 2017!...

Small Business Clinic

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

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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Chaptr

Chaptr is a multi-disciplinary creative studio based in Southampton. Its team have been working with forward thinking brands since 2011;...

Salesforce

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

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...

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...

Blog

Exclusive advice and articles from our ecosystem

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Career choices – four answers for student entrepreneurs’ career conundrum

Time flies. Another semester has sprinted by and students across the land are one step closer to joining the big...

Joining the team – my first steps into an exciting entrepreneurial ecosystem

Whenever I talk to friends about what we are doing at Future Worlds, I start by saying “I work at...

Celebrating a decade of excellence in employability

Graduate prospects and career planning is big business. With students typically amassing thousands of pounds of debt by the time...

A good idea plus investment – is that all a startup needs?

Never has the UK been such a great place to start a new business. The Centre for Entrepreneurs recently reported...