Future Worlds


Future Worlds is a startup platform and business incubator championing the innovative commercial opportunities being developed by researchers and students at the University of Southampton. By providing exclusive access to events, support, and mentors with a global network of contacts on Futureworlds.com, it helps turn opportunities into market-ready solutions for a range of industries. Mentors on the scheme include Chris Broad, Director of Apple Europe; Geoff Baker, Vice President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers; and Penny Endersby, a Head of Division at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

The Future Worlds team has been developed by a team led by serial entrepreneur Dr Reuben Wilcock, Principal Enterprise Fellow at the University of Southampton. Having started his first business while studying for his theoretical PhD in Electronic Engineering, Reuben is well aware of the brilliant research taking place at the University and is passionate about ensuring these designs make it into the real world.

He said: “It’s hugely inspiring to see what our students and researchers can do and to share their enthusiasm for future technologies. Future Worlds is growing a startup culture that which offers everything our entrepreneurs need to change the world with their ideas

A few words from Future Worlds

“We’re delighted that Future Worlds is among the first associates of the Digital Catapult’s Clusters and Communities Programme. Our shared goal of creating platforms to drive forward innovation and grow the UK’s startup culture creates a great basis for collaboration and I’m looking forward to working together to help the startups we support change the world with their ideas.”Dr. Reuben Wilcock, Director, Future Worlds