If you have an exciting business concept but need help to successfully bring it to market, harnessing the power of our proven business incubation process could help you get there faster. Our programme is an intensive mix of high-level mentoring, commercially focused workshops and seminars with leading professionals, access to a dynamic network of like-minded individuals and a physical business base here at the Science Park over six months.


Of grants and investments raised


Start-up companies supported over 7 years


Unique initiatives – the Catalyst Programme, the Catalyst Challenge and Catalyst Plus.

The mentors

On the panel of the Catalyst programme you will find  an expert team with a wealth of knowledge, qualifications and industry experience.

We have a panel of 3 experienced mentors and coaches who are made up of Peter Birkett, CEO of Southampton Science Park; Phil Sharpe, Non-exec Director for Southampton Science Park and David Bream, SETsquared Programme Director for Southampton and judge and workshop leader for Catalyst.

In addition, 12 further CEOs, entrepreneurs, Directors and Founders form a team of 15 experts offering expert mentorship, guidance and business support to the Catalyst Programme each year. Find out about each of the mentors here.

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How to apply