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The University of Southampton

Working with us

The University of Southampton is one of the leading entrepreneurial universities worldwide, with an impressive track record as a partner to business and the public sector for problem solving and as a source of invention and innovation.

Southampton was recognised in the top three worldwide for the quality of our spin out companies. An independent report by the Library House drew favourable comparisons between the Universities of Southampton, Stanford in the United States and Cambridge.

Twelve successful companies have been spun out from Southampton since 2000, four of which have floated on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) with a combined market capitalisation value of approximately £180 million.

We are currently engaged with businesses in a huge range of collaborative research and consultancy. These contracts have been worth £35 million in the past year, and have been built on substantial, long-term relationships in many cases.


Spin-out companies

We have launched 12 spin-out companies since 2000.

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With expertise ranging from below the ground right up in to space we are able to provide a full range of specialist engineering services to industry and the public sector, transferring knowledge and expertise through our research and consultancy units and providing world-class testing facilities.

Joint research and development

For businesses wishing to develop products, innovative processes and new insights, our School of Engineering is an ideal partner. We work with large and small businesses, and with public and voluntary sector organisations, in all regions of the UK.

Government and EU funding

By working with us, partners can gain access to additional government and EU research funding.

For all research activity, R&D tax credits are likely to be available. Contact our Enterprise units for further information.


Companies we've worked with include

British Petroleum





BAE Systems

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