Basing your company at Southampton Science Park gives you access to some of the best business support in the UK. We have a proven track record of supporting companies of all sizes and helping them thrive at the Science Park. We offer a comprehensive range of support services and we also help companies to access many business development opportunities through national schemes.
If you're an early-stage company:
We are committed to nurturing young companies. By offering flexible leases on small units in our Business Incubator we make it easy for you to be based here without being tied in to a long-term contract. We keep legal fees to a minimum by using standard terms and conditions and set deposits at a fair and affordable rate. Unlike many business parks, we don't have automatic rent reviews. Ongoing support is provided by business mentoring and networking events hosted by SIGT and SETsquared.
If you're growing fast:
Many companies based at the Science Park grow rapidly and need to expand into extra accommodation. With this in mind we've developed a priority scheme for existing tenants - so if you base your company here and need more space, we'll give you priority wherever possible.
If you'd like access to the University:
The Science Park is owned by The University of Southampton and there are strong links between the two. Many university spin-out companies are based here and we actively encourage tenants to forge links with the university's highly-skilled researchers. If you'd like to form strategic links with the university and access their specialist equipment and facilities we can help. We're also involved in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, www.ktponline.org.uk a UK-wide programme to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the use of the knowledge, technology and skills that reside within academic institutions.
If you need extra staff:
If you have a project to complete but no time or resource to undertake it, Shell Step can help. The UK -wide programme pairs up undergraduates with companies for 8-week placements during the summer break. Find out more: www.step.org.uk