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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Ophthalmic gene therapy company Ikarovec launches with £2.5m seed funding

Founded by UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S) with co-investment from LifeArc &...

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UKI2S, Catapult Ventures and Jonathan Milner invest £500K in gene...

11th December, 2019, Alderley Park: UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), Catapult Ventures’...

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How to build a start-up: Launching early stage science companies

Barbara Domayne-Hayman is an expert in supporting early stage companies in the UK life...

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Expert Interview with serial academic founder Professor Che Connon

Key challenges faced and solutions implemented when spinning out a company Starting a company...

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