Catalyst is the University of Southampton Science Park’s business accelerator, designed specifically for early-stage innovation-led science and technology companies in the South Central region.
Accelerated progress for 92 companies.
Secured over £50m early-stage funding for participant companies.
Helped create more than 240 jobs for our region.
A maximum of ten companies are granted places each year. A desk or two will be provided free of charge in our co-working facilities and regular attendance at Southampton Science Park for the six-month duration is a pre-requisite.
LABL.IT SOLUTIONS', SEAN LARSEN
“We really like being at the Science Park, so much so that we decided to stay beyond our Catalyst experience.”
Starting and scaling a company can be a lonely, uncertain journey, but Catalyst’s experienced business mentors know what’s over the horizon and can get you where you want to go, faster.
David Bream is a business mentor for the Science Park’s Catalyst programme and a founder of the hugely successful SETsquared, recently ranked the world’s leading university business incubator for its outstanding contribution to developing the next generation of UK tech entrepreneurs. With a background in technology and business development, he is no stranger to guiding businesses from start-up to global leader.
Philip is a business coach and a director at Southampton Science Park. After nearly 20 years commercialising technology at QinetiQ, he has been mentoring early-stage businesses at the Science Park for ten years including those in the Catalyst business incubator. His broad experience spans a wide range of technologies and markets.
Adrian is the founder of two companies that provide expertise in entrepreneurship, technology acceleration, go-to market strategy and growth for companies working with cutting edge 5G and immersive technologies. In a 40 year career, he has held international directorships, been a SETsquared Entrepreneur in Residence and regularly consults on digital industrial strategy.
Gary is a specialist in early-stage venture funding. Having successfully raised over £50m in capital, he has a proven track record of building high-growth software businesses from start-up through scale-up to initial public offering. As a board level business leader and coach, he works to accelerate the fortunes of a business, drive sales and improve shareholder value.
Lucinda is not only a published author but the Science Park's Business Development Manager, sitting within both the leadership team and on the Catalyst panel. With over 10 years of B2B sales and start-up experience, nationally and internationally, Lucinda has a deep understanding of consultative selling and business development strategy. She is also our cohorts’ main point of contact.
Caryn is the Science Park's Business Support Coordinator, supporting the Catalyst Programme and associated boot camps, as well as the Park's Senior Leadership Team. With over 30 years experience as a PA to C-suite executives, Caryn is well-versed in the inner workings of businesses of all sizes. She is also an integral part of the Park's Leases and desk rentals for our Incubation Centre.
Discover more about each of the previous Catalyst success stories below.
Simply complete the form above and tell us about your business concept. We will allocate places based on the strength of the business case put forward in your application.Register