Southampton Science Park’s Catalyst business incubator is delighted to be awarded funding of £20,000 from Test Valley Borough Council to help expand the impact of the successful scheme for early stage businesses across the area. The news comes on the back of a major grant from Hampshire County Council.
Test Valley Borough Council’s economic development and tourism portfolio holder, councillor David Drew, said: “The University of Southampton Science Park continues to be a really important partner for the council, and I’m very pleased that we could help fund the growth of this already successful scheme for those potentially high value science and technology ventures. The current climate is clearly a tricky one, so giving those who are passionate enough to pursue their goals as much help as possible is a priority in the economic recovery in our borough.”
Dr Robin Chave, Southampton Science Park’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are delighted that Test Valley Borough Council has chosen to invest in bolstering innovation in the Solent region through our Catalyst programme. The funding we receive will be targeted at companies that show considerable potential for growth and job creation in the Test Valley area.”
Find out more about the 2021 Catalyst programme, which will commence in July, and how to apply.
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