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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Presymptom Health Receives Additional Funding to Support its Trials of...

Medical technology company Presymptom Health has successfully closed its seed round funding to support...

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Andrew Mackintosh appointed as new Chair of UK Innovation and...

London, UK, 19th July 2021 / The UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund (UKI2S) is pleased...

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Supporting the leaders of tomorrow’s scale ups with Horizon 37

UKI2S is proud to invest in innovative early-stage companies, helping them to commercialise their...

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CEO Spotlight: Neil Martin, CEO Vector Photonics

Vector Photonics is a spin-out from the University of Glasgow, based on world-leading semiconductor...

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