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Want to fast-track your business idea?

Speed to market is critical. Don’t delay.

Apply now for a fully funded short programme at Catalyst: the South of England’s most successful accelerator for early stage businesses.

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Terms of application


Entry into the Catalyst Programme

  • Candidate businesses must be prepared to commit to engagement with the Catalyst process, and be present at Southampton Science Park for workshops, seminars and peer group meetings for a period of 6 months. Participants need to commit a minimum of two days each week to fully benefit from this community-led programme.
  • Entry to Catalyst is free and via a competitive process. Candidate businesses will be asked to complete an entry form describing their business proposition and may be invited to pitch their concept to a selection panel at an introductory day. Places will be allocated based on the strength of the business case put forward.
  • The panel will select the businesses with the highest potential to generate significant growth.
  • Applicants from overseas are responsible for obtaining all relevant documentation to work in the UK.
  • We do not support living costs.


Exit from the Catalyst Programme


  • At the end of the 6 month process, Catalyst businesses are expected to present to an expert panel.
  • Businesses must vacate the Catalyst Centre but may remain in the Innovation Centre in other shared office accommodation, subject to agreement of financial terms.

Catalyst Programme

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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