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The University of Southampton
Careers and Employability Service

The Catalyst Challenge

Test your skills in a unique and prestigious enterprise competition

The Catalyst Challenge is an annual one-day enterprise competition organised by the Careers and Employability Service in collaboration with the University of Southampton Science Park - home of the game changers. This is a unique opportunity exclusive to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Southampton.

The 2021 edition of the Catalyst Challenge will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams

The Challenge itself will take place on Wednesday 10 March 2021.

You will also need to be available for a training afternoon on Wednesday 3 March 2021.

Apply now!

Apply for the 2021 Catalyst Challenge, held on Wednesday 10 March 2021

A panel of judges
A panel of business experts judging the team presentations

Before the day
You will receive training in business planning ahead of the challenge day to develop your confidence in this area. The 2021 training day will be held a week prior to the Challenge itself, on Wednesday 3 March 2021, and you will start working in your teams in preparation for the big day.

On the day
You will work as part of a team to resolve some challenges typical of those faced by business start-ups, in the fantastic Southampton Science Park setting. You will pitch your ideas to a panel to compete for the Catalyst Challenge title and have the chance to network with local business leaders.

Take the lead

Students will have the opportunity to display their ability to create innovative solutions to a commercial challenge.

Explore the Science Park

If you don't go, you'll never know.

Get your hands dirty first before starting any business because you will learn a lot from both the success and failure.

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Catalyst Challenge 2018
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Catalyst Challenge Winners 2018
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Catalyst Challenge 2018
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Catalyst Challenge 2018
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Catalyst Challenge 2018
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Catalyst Challenge Winners 2018
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