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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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Handy Kanji – intuitive language learning

Learning a new language is often strenuous, but when the written form involves over two thousand individual characters the challenge is far...

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...

Engage

Events, talks and competitions to inspire you

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How do we prepare for the rise of Artificial Intelligence?

  Want to know more about Artificial Intelligence? How does it relate to the 4th Industrial Revolution and what that...

Talk: Menzies – Brighter Thinking

From a tax perspective there has never been a better time to be a start-up. With a number of reliefs designed to...

Catalyst Programme

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

Techstars London Accelerator Programme

Home to a thriving international community of tech, founders, innovators and investors, London is an epicentre of startup activity. Ranked...

Mentors

Experts, investors and entrepreneurs ready to assist

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Lohan Presencer

Lohan Presencer has expanded the Ministry of Sound into a multimedia entertainment business, guiding its diversification and growth into a...

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...

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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Startup skills: highlights from the sprint

It’s not every day that a group of Business School students get together with their peers from Electronics and Computer...

Embracing entrepreneurship – five questions with superfast spinout co-founder Taihai Chen

Supercharged wireless spinout co-founder Taihai Chen reached the third year of his electronics PhD before he was introduced to Southampton’s...

Future Worlds shortlisted for Guardian University Award

When Future Worlds launched in December 2015 I remember a tangible energy in the room, a real belief that collectively...

SharkStream and STEM shows – your guide to Science and Engineering Day 2017

Enquiring minds can lose themselves in over 120 hands-on activities, talks, shows and tours across Highfield and Boldrewood campuses this...