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Trackstack – music discovery for the digital age

Electronic and dance music is thriving around the globe, with the latest reports valuing the industry at over $6 billion....

AccelerComm: introducing supercharged wireless

The introduction of fifth generation wireless systems (5G) will allow us to download and view data 10 times faster than...

Rise: the dawn of a good day

Research has revealed that gently waking to increasing light levels rather than a shrill alarm can improve mood and well-being....

Innovative cardiac technologies: Carena Healthcare

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the world. The condition, which is caused by the narrowing...

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Events, talks and competitions to inspire you

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STARTUP JOB: Chief Executive Officer – Carena Healthcare

Carena Healthcare Ltd is seeking to appoint a dynamic and effective CEO to lead the company during its development and...

Catalyst Programme

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

Josh Valman: How I became a millionaire entrepreneur at the age of 16

Join Future Worlds Mentor Josh Valman for the latest in a series of engagement lunches hosted jointly by Future Worlds and Research...

Public Engagement with Research Development Fund – Funding call

As part of the Research Plan within the University’s Strategy, the Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu) invites applications for...

Mentors

Experts, investors and entrepreneurs ready to assist

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Ben Cons

Ben Cons is a passionate entrepreneur and risk taker who has enjoyed commercial success in the strategic growth and sale...

Chris Broad

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

Gordon Clyne

Gordon Clyne is a veteran Silicon Valley executive and startup adviser who has managed the innovation and expansion of high...

Shirin Dehghan

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

Team

University staff who are here to support you

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Sadie Jones

Sadie Jones is a passionate Outreach Leader who is elevating astronomers’ research impact and transferable skills as they communicate the...

Rob Wood

Rob Wood is an experienced career coach whose entrepreneurial mind-set has supported the growth of over 30 young businesses. He...

Reuben Wilcock

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

Joyce Lewis

Joyce Lewis is at the heart of the Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) community in Southampton. She is a gateway...

Companies

Organisations and businesses to help you grow

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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...

Salesforce

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

Roke

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

FactSet

FactSet is a leading provider of integrated online financial and economic information to the global financial community, offering mission critical...

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A Fresher’s Guide to Future Worlds

You’re here at last – years of exams, numerous UCAS visits and careful applications all culminating in that scary moment...

Step by step: innovating commercial impact from biomedical research

I remember being gently chided as a lad by my father for spending a large chunk of my pocket money...

Advice from inside the Dragons’ Den

Having watched the BBC Two series of Dragons’ Den for a number of years, I thought I knew what to...

What marks out successful entrepreneurs? – Reflections from a career chameleon

Don’t let the smart shirt fool you, I’ve spent much of my career away from the comfort of the written...