Welcome

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

Discover

Startups, spinouts and projects that need your help

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Stradents – trade and make friends

University can be a very expensive time for students. While it comes with many opportunities, financial sustainability is often not...

Dynamon: Driving savings through big data

Transportation companies could be significantly reducing their expenses through the use of fuel saving products. Although technologies exist which can make vehicles...

Unistore – free student marketplace

There are over two millions students in the UK that can benefit from buying and selling second-hand or unwanted items....

Renovos: revolutionary nanoclays for bone repair

Trauma, disease and advancing years can all result in bone deterioration. There is a bone fracture every three seconds around...

Engage

Events, talks and competitions to inspire you

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Fashion meets Tech: 2-day Fashathon

This fashion hackathon is a 2-day experience which brings together the world of fashion and technology to develop a number...

Funding: Investment accelerator pilot: Infrastructure Systems and Health & Life Sciences

UK businesses can apply for a share of £8.5 million to fund feasibility studies in infrastructure systems or health and...

Business Stories: Kevin Craig

Kevin Craig CEO & Founder of PLMR, (@kevindcraig). Kevin founded PLMR in 2006 since when it has become of the UK’s...

Mentor Masterclass with Michael Gifford

Join Future Worlds’ Mentor Michael Gifford, for July’s Masterclass talk: ‘Getting your hands on the cash – making your startup...

Mentors

Experts, investors and entrepreneurs ready to assist

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David Watchus

Business consultant David Watchus is optimising the performance of growing enterprises as he draws upon decades of managerial and marketing...

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...

Dame Wendy Hall

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

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...

John Holloway

Professor John Holloway is helping academics and researchers from the University of Southampton impact the world around them as Associate...

Salim Khakoo

Salim Khakoo is engineering a culture of enterprise within the University of Southampton’s esteemed Faculty of Medicine through innovative new...

Brigitte Lavoie

Brigitte Lavoie is creating connections between academia and industry that are helping improve people’s lives through ground-breaking health research. She...

Companies

Organisations and businesses to help you grow

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Salesforce

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

Chaptr

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

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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Lessons from a software spinout – five questions with Senior Enterprise Fellow Yunjia Li

Senior Enterprise Fellow Yunjia Li has converted two decades of University research into an ambitious spinout company. His Synchronised Notes software,...

Improving treatment for premature babies – an entrepreneur’s journey ‘from bench to bedside’

Child Health Professor Howard Clark has founded University spinout Trimunocor to combat neonatal chronic lung disease. This week, he discussed...

Mentor Masterclass – Ben Clark’s dos and don’ts to scaleup your startup

Startup specialist Ben Clark’s diverse business experience has helped create a national waste management service, developed ambitious enterprises in Africa...

Accelerating medical innovations towards global impact – introducing Future Worlds Medicine

University innovators are set to break into the healthcare and pharmaceutical markets through Future Worlds with support from the Medical...