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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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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Spin out secures £1.1M for ground-breaking ‘supercharged’ cell therapies to...

25 November 2019 A University of Bristol spin-out company has raised £1.1 million in...

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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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Meet the rising stars of the biotech sector at Genesis...

  At this year’s Genesis Conference, Oliver Sexton, Investment Director at UKI2S, will be...

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