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How we work

We are committed to fuelling innovation and helping to ensure that British science and technology has a presence on the world stage.

Our leadership team has decades of experience and a deep understanding of the complex needs of science and technology businesses at all stages of development from start-up to multinational. We understand the importance of flexibility, a joined-up approach to commercialising research, connecting businesses with mentors, advisors and investors, and of sharing best practice with peers to drive further breakthroughs.

Our deeply engrained relationships with the University of Southampton, the SETsquared Partnership and the UK Science Park Association enable us to fulfil these roles for the benefit of our business community.

We also support new and early stage technology businesses with our self-funded Catalyst business accelerator programme, designed to give promising new enterprises the best possible chance of success.

Academic excellence

Southampton Science Park is owned by the research-intensive University of Southampton. A founding member of the prestigious Russell Group – an essential marker of quality education – it is one of the UK’s most research-oriented universities and is internationally acclaimed in the global top 1%.

There are close links between the University and its Science Park. First-class graduate and internship schemes not only enrich the next generations’ learning experiences and opportunities, but also encourage the flow of new ideas into the commercial world, driving future innovation, productivity and competitiveness.

Many University spin-outs have based themselves here and our business community has opportunities to tap into its research expertise and specialist facilities.

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Southampton Science Park is home to Southampton SETsquared. SETsquared is an enterprise partnership between the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which helps to maximise the entrepreneurial and commercial potential of these five Universities.

Ranked the World’s Top Business Incubator – Managed by a University, SETsquared has maintained a leadership position since 2015. It has contributed nearly £9bn to the UK economy and has supported 6,500 companies since inception in 2002.

If you’ve got an idea for an innovative company or are an already established high-tech business, SETsquared could help you build a world-class organisation with thorough business planning advice and regular business review panels, market and customer identification, an investor readiness programme and an annual investor showcase held in Westminster, plus access to other entrepreneurs, academic experts and business mentors and networking opportunities.

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In good company

Southampton Science Park is a proud member of the UK Science Park Association, which represents and supports innovative, high-tech, knowledge-based environments.

UKSPA membership demonstrates our role in the national innovation eco-system, recognising that we provide specialised services, facilities and support that is focused on boosting UK innovation. It is an acknowledgement of quality and excellence and it encourages networking, the sharing of good practice and the pooling of knowledge and experience. All of this aims to accelerate growth for our business community.

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Book a meeting space

We have 11 meeting rooms all of which can be configured in a number of different ways to cater for your meeting or event. Please use the two links below to book a meeting room either as a tenant or a visitor to the University of Southampton Science Park

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