The submissions have been submitted, the pitches have been pitched, and the judges have judged!

The 2013 Catalyst Centre competition saw a record number of entries, with some rich pickings for our team of judges to sift through. The decision was a difficult one, with some high-quality propositions to deliberate over, but we are delighted to announce that four exceptional companies have been selected to move into Southampton Science Park in September. Without further ado, here are the four companies that our judges consider to have what it takes to become a stunning success.

ROC-NUT: the brainchild of inventor Gareth Bristow, which tackles the tricky issue of bike security.

SAL Scientific: a team of microbiologists who provide services and solutions to organisations that use mammalian cells in their drug discovery and development workflows.

recipe2door: a web application which aims to to bridge the gap between finding a great recipe online, sourcing the correct ingredients and actually recreating it at home.

BluPoint: a solar powered unit which sends out digital content via Bluetooth – a concept which came about as a result of the developer’s experiences of content distribution in Africa.

Over the coming weeks, we will speak to the winners, and the judges, before introducing them in greater detail, and explaining what made them stand out from the competition.

For those who did not apply this year, or who are keen to take on board the judges’ comments, re-work their proposition and try again, applications are now open for the 2014 intake, which will start in September 2014.