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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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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...

Sensing continuous chemical changes: SouthWestSensor

Wearable technologies are increasingly available in our modern society to record our heart rate and physical activity, but it remains...

Crùbag: textiles inspired by wonders of marine science

Coming soon: check back on Thursday 6th April for the Crùbag Discover video. Ocean life is a natural marvel and mystery...

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...

Engage

Events, talks and competitions to inspire you

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Young Start-up Talent

Young Start-up Talent is a Community Interest Company, which aims to provide young entrepreneurs with everything they need to kick-start...

Emerging & Enabling Technologies Funding

Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in innovation projects that inspire and stimulate the products and services of...

Business Stories: Judith Clegg

Judith Clegg, CEO and Founder of Takeout (@judithclegg) is a highly experienced consulting and award winning entrepreneur. She is CEO and...

Dragons’ Den 2017

Six University of Southampton students & their businesses will take centre stage to face four business investors for real investment...

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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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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The story behind Proofer – from aeronautics studies to soaring investment

It all started three years ago when I was doing an internship at a local social media agency. Guestlist Social,...

Best Blogs – the top 10 exclusive videos, mentors’ tips and inspiring startup stories

We’ve hit a milestone! Future Worlds and its superb entrepreneurial network has reached 100 blogs on the futureworlds.com platform. It’s...

Smart technology for stroke survivors – five questions with researcher Kai Yang

Senior Research Fellow Kai Yang loves market-oriented research and is innovating entrepreneurial applications for printed electronic textiles in her work with...

‘Growing a thriving startup culture’ – Future Worlds is runner-up at Guardian University Awards

As the only team shortlisted from the University of Southampton for this year’s Guardian University Awards, it was a real...