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Switch Your Business Up A Gear

If your business is looking to the future, get there faster with Catalyst.

Applications are now invited for Catalyst 2021, the University of Southampton Science Park’s prestigious business accelerator, designed specifically for early-stage innovation-led science and technology companies.

Starting and scaling a company is a lonely, uncertain journey, but Catalyst’s experienced mentors 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.

Since it was established nine years ago, Catalyst has accelerated progress for 65 companies, boosting their chances of success. Participant companies have, between them, secured over £25m in funding and created 130 new jobs for our region.

Robin Chave, Southampton Science Park CEO, said: “Since its inception nine years ago, Catalyst has been an enormous success. Time and again the feedback we have received from the founders of young companies taking part is that it has had a transformative impact on their business. Only 40% of start-ups in the UK survive the first three years but we know that over our nine years, an impressive 80% of Catalyst businesses continue to trade and go from strength to strength.

So, if you’ve got future-focused ideas and a fledgling business that has the potential to transform society, I would encourage you to apply for Catalyst 2021. I very much look forward to meeting our new cohort of entrepreneurs in September.”

Take the first step to fast-tracking your business journey - apply here.

Apply for Catalyst

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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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