The UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund is a national seed investment fund that nurtures innovative businesses to leverage private investment and grow jobs, recycling profits from the realisation of our investments into the next generation of impactful UK companies. We invest in innovations emerging from the UK’s publicly funded science and knowledge base.
The fund is backed by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Ministry of Defence (MOD), the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and other public bodies.
We invest in high-risk businesses to get the most groundbreaking ideas to market.
We provide support beyond financial, offering commercial expertise to grow your business.
We help our portfolio companies solve some of the most complex challenges in today’s world.
Creating Trailblazers in the UK
UKI2S invests very early in pioneering companies that have high impact potential. So far, our portfolio has contributed to more than 1,000 new high-value jobs in the UK. With a collective portfolio value of more than £1,000 million, we are actively helping the UK economy to grow, and supporting businesses that bring benefits to society.
of cumulative investment spent on R&D over a decade
Our ESG commitment
We are committed to investing in companies which act responsibly in their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policies and we are making determined efforts to provide ESG advice for our portfolio companies.
Through mentoring support and commercial expertise we help portfolio management teams hone their skills and expertise to see their ideas take off.
Further funding strategy
We leverage our connections to help our portfolio companies secure more funding to take their innovation to the next level.
The right people in the right place matters and we support our portfolio’s growth through senior hires that will make a difference.