Future Solent has changed its name to 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.

Watch out for our new website and continue to 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.

Business opportunities from the growth of Future South

Future South is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Conference

Friday 4th November 2016 in the Guildhall Winchester.

More than 250 visitors will:

  • Secure finance opportunities for their projects
  • Learn how Greentech South members have been supported to win funds, loans and contacts
  • Find out which projects our Energy team will bring to the South
  • Network with like-minded businesses and academics
  • See cutting edge tech in our Expo
  • Enter a tech challenge set by the Offshore Renewable Energy catapult
  • Find out who the winner of the David Green award is

All for £40 (plus Vat) to include refreshments all day

Contact for more info on exhibiting. To reserve your place click here.

What did visitors say about the 2015 conference?

“Great event, very well organised and attended.”

“It went well and all credit to those who organised it.”

“Next year I hope that we can move the Energy Strategy from the aspirational phase to delivery and enlist the help of those attending in actual further post conference activities. We will need ambassadors and experts spread as widely as possible.”

“Good structure and timing of talks and breaks, no negatives.”

“Generally a good inspiring event. It provided a good opportunity to network.”

“The format this year with round tables was better than the lecture theatre style from last year, easier to have break-out sessions.”



Creating a low carbon economy

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.

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