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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.

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, this previously physical/face-to-face event is currently under review. Please check back on this page in Semester 2 for and update on this event.

Take the lead

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

Explore the Science Park
Before the day

You will receive training in business planning ahead of the challenge day to develop your confidence in this area. The training day is usually a week prior to the event day 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. Transport and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.

 

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

Test your skills in a unique and prestigious enterprise competition.

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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