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Announcing the Catalyst Cohort

Over the summer, Southampton Science Park has been hunting for the region’s early-stage businesses with the greatest break-through potential. We are pleased to announce the ten companies that made it into our Catalyst programme’s 2022 cohort and wish them well as their journey to growth begins. 


Acoustic Reality

Founders: Josef Archer and Colin Christie

Concept: Wearable AI sound visualisation device for the defence sector. 


Digital Revival

Founder: Jeremy Frey and Sam Munday 

Concept: Efficient knowledge platform for the chemical and pharmaceutical sector.



Founder: Sarah Eggleston

Concept: Complete management software for the professional services sector.


Helpful Digital

Founder: Tim Lloyd

Concept: Responsive social media software for corporate crisis management. 


Highfield Diagnostics

Founders: Robert Eason, Peijun He, Ioannis Katis and Collin Sones

Concept: Comprehensive lateral flow technology for detecting communicable diseases. Solutions

Founders: Sean Larsen, Kyle Wilks and Rhys Wilks

Concept: Time-saving all-in-one labelling solution for commercial kitchens.


Quality Improvement Clinic

Founder: Nicola Davey 

Concept: Accessible, accredited online courses for healthcare practitioners.



Founder: Eleanore Kelly

Concept: Safer alternative horse studs for use across the equestrian market. 



Founder: Janine Chard

Concept: Transparent social platform to aid the recruitment of soft-skilled workers. 



Founders: Zubair Ahmed and Alex Malbon

Concept: Empowering cyber security software platform for enterprise businesses. 


The 2022 cohort is Catalyst’s twelfth. Since it was established, Catalyst has worked with 73 companies, helping them to secure over £28m early-stage funding and to create more than 160 jobs. Applications are welcome at any time for the programme, which commences annually in September. 


Throughout the year, Southampton Science Park offers a full range of support to start-ups and early-stage businesses from its events programme with free-to-attend lunch and learn sessions to formal coaching and membership programmes like SETsquared.

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