Silicon South runs a variety of programmes to support the digital, creative and tech industries in Dorset. From accelerators for pre-start-ups to growth grants for large SMEs, we provide support for all levels of business in the area, boosting the economy, and creating exciting career prospects for our young people.

Find out about the latest SiSo programmes below.

Grant Application Support Programme

  SiSo is looking to support companies applying for grant funding from Innovate UK and/or other funding sources. It is offering to provide the expertise it has in this area to help companies improve their chances of successfully gaining approval for funding.   The Programme SiSo will provide 12 hours of consultancy support spread over […]

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SiSo Access Pass

Broadening knowledge and learning new skills are vital components for staying competitive and enhancing personal growth; but the cost of attending events, conferences or workshops which can help you gain these insights, can put a lot of people off signing up.

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SiSo Presents

We know that pre-start-ups and start-ups require a huge amount of support and knowledge in order to succeed. Starting and growing a small business means having your fingers in a lot of pies. From finance, to HR and marketing, at the start you need to know a tittleĀ bit about a lot!

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Silicon South, in partnership with Dormen, offer free, one-to-one mentoring for Digital Entrepreneurs.

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Digital Horizons

Digital Horizons is a programme that supports disadvantages young people to experience the opportunities available to them through a digital career path. Through in-school events, workshops, work placements and taster days, Digital Horizons provides an insight into what could be possible for students from the Bournemouth area. To find out more, please visit

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