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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Atelerix, producer of critical cell preservation technologies, appoints a new...

 Cambridge and Newcastle, UK, 06 January 2021 – Atelerix Ltd (Atelerix) announces the appointment...

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MIRICO acquires Sedolabs, a leading provider of emissions analytics software

 Harwell, Oxford, UK December 17th 2020 MIRICO Limited today announced that it has...

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Risk Investment Unlocks Potential of Scientific Discovery

Author: Ian Taylor MBE Introduction The past year has highlighted the importance of scientific research...

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Staying agile in early-stage deep technology companies

Not every journey reaches its intended destination or takes the expected path en route...

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