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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AgPlus Diagnostics wins £230,000 in UK Government grants for COVID-19...

UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund (UKI2S) portfolio company, AgPlus Diagnostics, has been awarded...

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Atelerix awarded Innovate UK funding to enable transport and storage...

Funding will be used to explore scalable methods of human cell preservation, transport, and...

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Tips for first-time fundraising

In our latest guest blog, Antoine Espinet, Founder and CEO of MicrofluidX, shares his...

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From academia to start-up: how to build a successful spin-out

Jim Naismith is Founder and Technical Director of GyreOx, a biotechnology company recently set...

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