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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MitoRx Therapeutics Announces Seed Financing to Advance its Mitochondrial-Protective Therapeutics...

Appoints Industry Veteran Glyn Edwards MBE as Chair Oxford, England, 25 April 2022 –...

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From £25,000 to 100M degrees

In 2010, UKI2S made a £25,000 pathfinder investment in Tokamak Energy, a spin-out from...

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Science Ventures Series: UK start-ups & later-stage fundraising

Insights from Guy Levy-Yurista, PhD – CEO of Synthace. About Guy: CEO of Synthace,...

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CEO Spotlight: Steve Bennington, CEO of Q5D

Steve Bennington, CEO of Q5D, speaks to UKI2S about his journey in science ventures...

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