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Startupbootcamp Accelerator Programmes

Startupbootcamp are a global family of industry-focused startup accelerators who support early-stage tech founders to rapidly scale their companies. Their tailored 3-month accelerator programmes provide direct access to an international network of the most relevant mentors, partners, and investors in their industry. The accelerator programmes which are currently open for...

Airbus Innovation Pitch

We’re looking for people who like to challenge the norm and think outside the box. Our Airbus Innovation Pitch at Farnborough International Airshow on 19th July, will give you the chance to nurture your ideas, especially for innovating new platforms, products and services for the aviation industry. Whether it’s for...

Tools For Partnering Workshops

Join the Future Worlds network for one of two idea exchange workshops hosted by Echo Zhang from Inova Software. Searching for the right opportunities and accumulating masses of competitive intelligence is a universal problem for life science companies and universities. Whether you are looking at licensing, collaborations, funding or acquisition,...

What most leadership models and presenters ignore

The Southampton Business School presents an exclusive talk on leadership at our very own Highfield Campus. Presented by speaker Dr Bernard Franklin Bempong (PhD in Management), this exclusive delves deep into leadership and how to achieve optimised performance out of a team. Increased globalisation with the insatiable demands of customers has...

Commercial Ideas Café

Join us for the next Commercial Ideas Café on Thursday 28 June and explore the potential to develop commercial opportunities from your research. You can book a slot to receive personal advice from experienced startup mentors. The event is being run in collaboration between the FEE Enterprise Zone and Future Worlds and...

Google Inspires Southampton

Google’s Digital Garage comes to Southampton to teach aspirant individuals key skills in the digital age. There will be three individual workshops each hosted by a Google coach. Attendees will have full choice over whichever selection of workshops they want to attend. The workshops will be centred on the following:...

Emerging Technologies Competition 2018

The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality. The competition is now in its sixth year of running – looking to bring cutting-edge science to benefit society. The aim of the Emerging Technologies Competition is to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative...

Pitch for Partnership in Immunology

Join Future Worlds Medicine and watch six research teams from the University of Southampton pitch their disruptive immunology ideas to an elite panel of top scientists from global pharma companies, with the hope of securing valuable industry collaborations. Companies already confirmed for the panel include AstraZeneca, MedImmune, Pfizer, Roche, and Gilead Sciences. This promises...

BOON – Join the Team

Future Worlds startup, BOON, is taking a brand new approach to online search, with the aim of revolutionising the discovery of inspiring gifts. By using artificial intelligence in a custom designed user interface and making use of insights into human emotional response, the website will generate a set of highly...

Mentor Masterclass with Jan Ward

Join Future Worlds’ Mentor Jan Ward, CBE, for July’s Masterclass talk: ‘How to start an international business from your bedroom.’ Jan has been celebrated as a female entrepreneur throughout her career, she was named the ‘UK’s most inspirational female entrepreneur‘ and won the coveted NatWest Everywoman Award. Jan’s business career had a humble start,...

Pitch@Palace 10.0 – Applications now open

Pitch@Palace 10.0 gives entrepreneurs across the Commonwealth the opportunity to realise their startup vision, cumulating in a final pitch at Buckingham Palace. This year, Pitch@Palace will discover entrepreneurs and companies that have identified opportunity in the following areas: Biotech and Medical Technology Consumer Technology and Internet of Things Cyber Security...

Funding for precision medicine technologies

Innovate UK will invest up to £5 million in innovation projects to support the development of precision medicine (PM) technologies. Even the best medicines are not equally effective in all patients and have variable degrees of tolerability. Disease processes and treatment choices can vary from person to person even though...

HutZero4 – Applications Now Open

HutZero is the leading early-stage entrepreneur bootcamp in cyber-security.  Applications for the fourth iteration of the programme are now open. Over the past three programmes, HutZero has been successful in creating five cyber-security startups. HutZero4 is aimed at individuals either just finishing their studies or currently working in the corporate world...

Join Entrepreneur First: Apply Now

Entrepreneurs First provides a platform to network, build, and scale. It’s the best place to find a co-founder and create a seed-funded startup from scratch. Entrepreneur First is designed to amplify your efforts to build a globally important company, regardless of your starting point. There are three, different programmes to...

Merck 350 Celebration Grants

For their 350th anniversary, Merck are celebrating centuries of entrepreneurial success with a series of grants in several research areas. Merck, for the past 350 years, have been dedicated towards pushing innovation, where curiosity has been a driving force to drive change and expertise in human innovation. To celebrate this,...

Baldwins KickStart Fund

Baldwins KickStart is a national annual award celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit found amongst the UK’s young generation between the ages of 18-25. The aim of KickStart is to take raw talent and fresh ideas and help nurture these fledgling startups to success – targeting the ambitious nature of young people in...

Launchpad 2018-19 Applications Open

Discover the possibility to define the next generation of tech startups. Launchpad, a program started by Falmouth University, is an outstanding opportunity for graduates who are skilled in software engineering, business, or digital creativity. It is an innovative post-graduate incubation and acceleration program that takes recent graduates to a new...

Climate-KIC Climathon 2018

Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world. It brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Climathon attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to create innovative...

Creating a Sustainable World

Creating a Sustainable World, presented by CDT in Sustainable Infrastructure Systems, is an annual conference held at the University of Southampton. The conference will follow the contextual theme of ‘creating a sustainable world’, with presentations conducted by leading academics and industry partners in the move toward sustainability. The conference will...