An Early-Stage Venture Capital Fund

Building and Growing Technology Companies

Stemming From The UK’s Research Base


The UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund is backed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Fund’s partners are 9 publicly funded research bodies, including STFC, BBSRC, NERC and Dstl. The Fund is independently managed by venture capital specialist Midven.

We help build companies from great science developed in laboratories, science and technology campuses and synthetic biology.

We hold investments in some of the UK’s most innovative companies, in areas as diverse as novel antibiotics, research into Alzheimer’s disease, “green” chemicals and airport security.


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Ikarovec one of Scrip’s ‘10 To Watch’ at BIO-Europe Digital,...

Company presentation & partnering opportunities now available online Ikarovec, which is developing novel gene...

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Synthetic Biology start up NanoSyrinx secures capital to develop its...

NanoSyrinx is the first company to engineer ‘nanosyringes’, a selective non-viral peptide and protein...

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Investing in UK Space Technology

At the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), we recognise the importance of...

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Virtual business: completing a merger online

Completing a UK/US merger can be a complicated and demanding undertaking at the best...

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