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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The Electrospinning Company raises £4.5m ($6.3m) with participation from new...

Harwell, UK, 4th May 2021 – The Electrospinning Company (Electrospinning), a leader in the...

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Harwell-based Helix Technologies completes funding round led by Midven-managed UK...

 Harwell, Oxford, UK, 21st April 2021 / Helix Technologies, developer of resilient, precision...

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