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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Latest News

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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NanoSyrinx raises £6.2m to develop its synthetic biology platform for...

Coventry, UK, 19th July 2021 / NanoSyrinx, a biotech company developing a new cell engineering...

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Against the challenging backdrop of a global pandemic, 2020 saw the successful merger of...

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