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Catalyst 13 Applications Now Open

If you’ve got future-focused ideas and a fledgling business that has the potential to be transformative, now is your time to shine. 

Apply now for Catalyst, Southampton Science Park’s proven business support programme designed specifically for early-stage innovation-led companies. 

Over six months, Catalyst companies benefit from high-level one-to-one mentoring, workshops with subject experts, peer sessions and team space at the prestigious Southampton Science Park Innovation Centre. The programme is offered at no cost to participants and no equity stake is required either. All we ask for is enthusiastic participation and the ability to commit to a minimum of two days each week to fully benefit from this community-led programme. 

Catalyst has boosted success for 83 companies, helped them secure over £50m in funding and created more than 230 jobs across our region. Impressively, 80% of Catalyst businesses continue to trade and grow after three years, compared to the national average of just 40% - testimony to the quality of the coaching and support teams and the entrepreneurial environment that Catalyst companies benefit from. 

Reflecting on their recent experience, Catalyst 12 programme participants said:


  • “Catalyst has facilitated my growth significantly. It has helped me create a business plan that can unlock the potential of our business and allow us to capitalise on considerable assets to deliver much higher returns. It has contributed to a significant mindset shift in the way I view and run my business.” Founder, Quality Improvement Clinic. 


  • “The experience has been transformational for my outlook.” Founder, RiHde


  • “I can’t imagine I would get the same quality of support and guidance, for free, anywhere else. The balance of effort/reward has been just right. As well as helping me create a proper business plan for the first time ever, my eyes have also been opened to a wide range of support - suppliers, funding, mentorship - where I previously didn’t really know where to start.” Founder, Helpful Digital

Find out more and apply for Catalyst before the deadline of 16th July 2023.

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