Catalyst is the University of Southampton Science Park’s business accelerator, designed specifically for early-stage innovation-led science and technology companies in the Solent region.
Accelerated progress for 65 companies.
Secured over £25m early-stage funding for participant companies.
Helped create 130 new jobs for our region.
A maximum of ten companies are granted places each year. Applications close 25th June, selection days take place in July and the programme commences on Monday 13th September. 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.
Adam Kingdon, Founder & CEO, Utonomy
We’ve raised £2m with potential to become a substantial business, thanks to Catalyst which can get businesses off to the best start
Starting and scaling a company is a lonely, uncertain journey, but Catalyst’s experienced mentors in residence know what’s over the horizon and understand when there’s a need to slow down and think things through, change direction or speed up to capitalise on market conditions.
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.
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