Join us for a bumper year of innovation in 2021.

Despite all the madness 2020 brought us, we managed to keep things going and pull off a fantastic Virtual Briefing event. Thank you for being part of it. If you missed out on the action, you can rewind to VFS20 here.

Some dates for your diary…

Venturefest South, Innovate UK and the KTN will be delivering a  virtual conference and showcase of the region’s pioneering innovation. Save the date now for 8 and 9 March 2021, and if you are interested in presenting your innovation please get in touch.

In view of the continued event restrictions the live Venturefest South: Festival of Innovation event has now been moved to Thursday 21 October 2021 at the same venue location, the Ageas Bowl.

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Have you ever tried to claim R&D tax credits?

VFS partner, Catax is giving all of our wonderful innovators, exhibitors, entrepreneurs and delegates the chance to take a free 10 minute audit to see if you are able to recover R&D Tax Credits for your company.

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#VFS21: Festival of Innovation

Venturefest South exists to stimulate the south’s innovation ecosystem and we are very excited that the #VFS21: Festival of Innovation will return on 21 October 2021!

#VFS21: Festival of Innovation

Venturefest South exists to stimulate the south’s innovation ecosystem and we are very excited that the #VFS21: Festival of Innovation will return on 21 October 2021!


#VFS21 partners, sponsors and exhibitors

Meet the businesses driving the innovation agenda in the south and the people who make Venturefest South possible.

Meet the businesses

#VFS21 partners, sponsors and exhibitors

Meet the businesses driving the innovation agenda in the south and the people who make Venturefest South possible.

Meet the businesses


Let's talk about opportunities

Venturefest South is all about showcasing the south’s innovation ecosystem and creating opportunities for those within it. At a time when looking forward rather than back is essential for economic prosperity, the team at Venturefest South are delighted to share with you some of the opportunities available to the VFS community.

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Let's talk about opportunities

Venturefest South is all about showcasing the south’s innovation ecosystem and creating opportunities for those within it. At a time when looking forward rather than back is essential for economic prosperity, the team at Venturefest South are delighted to share with you some of the opportunities available to the VFS community.

View opportunities


The Venturefest South awards

Recognising the best of the best, our awards are back for the third year running. Awards are held at the end of the day in the collaboration Zone.

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The Venturefest South awards

Recognising the best of the best, our awards are back for the third year running. Awards are held at the end of the day in the collaboration Zone.

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