2017 Conference – Statement from the Future South Board

We have been looking forward to welcoming many of you to the 6th Annual Future South Conference planned to take place at Fawley Waterside on Friday 10th November. A unique opportunity to showcase how modern building techniques can lead to low carbon development leaving a legacy for all for years to come.

Thus, it is with regret that we must inform you that owing to circumstances beyond our control and with the support of our Partners Fawley Waterside we are postponing our annual conference until Spring 2018.

A number of similar events are taking place during the week we had planned to hold the Conference and as a consequence, it is felt that there is a hint of “conference fatigue” with our usual list of delegates commenting that there is just not enough time to visit all of the venues in the same week.

We appreciate this will be a disappointment to many of you, especially as a visit to the site, linked with our list of guest speakers and planned workshops, promised to show everyone a positive and sustainable way to develop a brownfield site, whilst continuing to promote the ethos of Future South.

The Board of Future South is now planning the event for next year and we will be back in touch soon to update you on the situation.


Our Greentech South Cluster is the first UK cluster to join the International Cleantech Cluster.

Find out more about the offers here: www.greentechsouth.com

Our 5th Annual Conference is over

Business opportunities from the Growth of Future South

Our 5th Annual Conference took place on 4th November 2016 in the Guildhall Winchester. 

The programme and delegate list can be found here:Future South 5th Annual Conference Programme

More than 200 visitors heard:

  • Our Key Note Speaker, Sir Vince Cable, a key leader in the last Govt. Sir Vince outlining his vision of the post Brexit/Trump landscape and made important announcements regarding the Hampshire Community Bank
  • Secured finance opportunities for their projects
  • Learnt how Greentech South members have been supported to win funds, loans and contacts
  • Find out which projects our Energy team are bringing to the South
  • Networked with like-minded businesses and academics
  • Found who the winner of the David Green award :


Sandra Sassow of SEaB receives the David Green Award for sustainable business. With her are, from left, Sir Vince Cable and Future South board members Andy Stanford-Clark and Dr David Hutchinson.

Sandra Sassow of SEaB receives the David Green Award for sustainable business. With her are, from left, Sir Vince Cable and Future South board members Andy Stanford-Clark and Dr David Hutchinson.


Creating a low carbon economy with Future South


Future Solent was set up to secure business growth and jobs through supporting the development of a low carbon economy. Our mission remains the same but our boundaries are widening to reflect the demand for our support and the opportunities that exist to form networks and business collaboration within the Solent and the South of England. We still remain a strong triple helix partnership organisation – with the active involvement and backing of the region’s Businesses, Universities and Public Sector. We are confident that through this change, there will be even more benefit for the Solent economy and for other parts of Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey and West Sussex.

Keep up to date with news and opportunities and follow us on Twitter @FutureSouth_org (please note we’ve updated our Twitter name from our previous one, @Futuresolent) and you will be the first to hear of new funds, new projects, new opportunities, new products and new supply chain providers.

There is a growing “green economy” in the South with many strengths emerging in research & development, environmental technologies, energy, waste and construction. Future South aims to capitalise on these strengths to promote further development of the green economy, and with it, economic growth and jobs.

Read More