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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Sagar Energy Solutions – shining light on a sustainable future

Lake Victoria is the world’s largest tropical lake, providing food and jobs for millions of people in Africa. Around 60...

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...

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...

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....

Engage

Events, talks and competitions to inspire you

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Your chance to win £50 in Amazon vouchers! Take our survey

At Future Worlds we are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to best communicate with you. Every year we are...

Future Worlds Workshop: Customer Experience

Join the Future Worlds network as Robbie Rice and Marc Barfoot host a one off workshop. This is an event...

Catalyst Programme

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

The Pitch 2017 – Britain’s biggest small business competition

Could you be the next Pitch Champion? Take your business to the next level. The Pitch has helped thousands of...

Mentors

Experts, investors and entrepreneurs ready to assist

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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...

Geoff Baker

Geoff Baker has co-founded and sold two successful companies in a pioneering example of mechanical engineering’s entrepreneurial spirit. His professional journey...

David Watchus

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

Team

University staff who are here to support you

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Aaron Wheeldon

Aaron Wheeldon is helping new University audiences profit from Future Worlds’ entrepreneurial activities and advice in an ever growing Marketing...

Ashok Ranchhod

Ashok Ranchhod has navigated a diverse career covering scientific research, business management and marketing, to produce a unique skillset that...

Ali Tavassoli

Professor Ali Tavassoli has bridged the disciplines of Chemistry and Biology to pursue commercial impact from cutting edge research at...

Sandrine Willaime-Morawek

Sandrine Willaime-Morawek is promoting interactions between clinical neuroscience research and industry as an Enterprise Champion for the University of Southampton’s...

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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Mentor Masterclass – getting your hands on the cash with Michael Gifford

Indigo& co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Michael Gifford has valuable experience that can help SMEs grow. Last week, he shared...

Dragons’ Den reflections – follow the student startups’ continuing stories

Check behind the scenes in sunny Southampton this summer, and you’ll find an energetic entrepreneurial culture is quietly on the...

Collaborating for success – lessons from an entrepreneurial summer school

I wasn’t always interested in entrepreneurship. Like most people my age, I’ve been unsure about what career path to take....

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,...