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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Vaxinc: harnessing the power of natural killer cells in cancer therapies

Our immune system protects us from a variety of diseases, including cancer. Immunotherapy is a relatively new treatment which works...

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....

Aura Vision Labs – next generation video analytics

Businesses everywhere can optimise their products and performance by better knowing who their customers are and how they spend their...

Soton Audio Labs: 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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Pathways to Impact – Public Policy Southampton

Public Policy | Southampton facilitates connections between the University of Southampton’s world class researchers and local, national and international policymakers...

Apply for Pitch for Partnership in Immunology

Do you have a unique or disruptive research idea surrounding immunology? Pitch your Immunology research to top pharma companies with...

Funding: RebelBio Life Sciences Accelerator

Applications for the RebelBio accelerator programme are now open. RebelBio, the world’s first early-stage life-sciences accelerator, is seeking applications from...

Pitch @ Palace 9.0

Applications for Pitch@Palace 9.0 are now open. The Theme for Pitch@Palace 9.0 is “Data, Intelligence, and The Future of Security”...

Mentors

Experts, investors and entrepreneurs ready to assist

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Jim Wicks

Biotech entrepreneur Jim Wicks co-founded DNA detection-based business Primerdesign in 2004 from within the University’s Faculty of Medicine. Starting on a...

Shirin Dehghan

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

Gordon Clyne

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

Mujibur Choudhury

Motivation to create lasting impact in the technology sector has propelled Muj Choudhury around the globe accumulating vast experience in...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Dstl

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) which maximises the...

Blog

Exclusive advice and articles from our ecosystem

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Mentor Masterclass – lessons from Silicon Valley with entrepreneur Gordon Clyne

Future Worlds mentor Gordon Clyne has excelled in a creative career that included notable stints with Apple and SanDisk. In last...

How can a startup know when it’s ready for investment?

It’s the million dollar question. You have a great commercial idea and have sculpted a captivating business plan, is it...

Mentor Masterclass – building the DNA of a successful business with Jim Wicks

Future Worlds mentor Jim Wicks co-founded biotech company Primerdesign and was a pivotal figure in the development of the world’s...

Former student entrepreneurs launch first units of dawn simulation alarm clock

Two engineering alumni have launched a crowdfunding campaign for a smart alarm clock they developed during their studies at the...