Partnerships and Innovation Ecosystem

Nurturing UK Innovation

UKI2S is an early-stage investment fund backed by the Department for Science, Innovation & Technology (DSIT) and other public bodies.

Together, they support the most ambitious UK innovators at seed and beyond to:

  • Facilitate sustainable growth
  • enhance the health and security of society
  • deliver economic gains from the UK’s publicly funded research.
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Our partner campuses form a vital component of the UK innovation ecosystem. Each provides a unique environment where companies can access specialist facilities and exchange ideas with leading researchers.

  • Culham Science Centre

    Culham Science Centre combines world-class publicly funded research into fusion power; commercial technology organisations and Culham Innovation Centre, to create a powerhouse of high technology innovation and enterprise in South Oxfordshire. It’s owned and managed by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, is sited in one of the most successful science locations in…

  • Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

    The Marine Robotics Innovation Centre is where science meets business, bringing together a range of industries to develop the next generation of marine autonomous technology. They host a community of innovative companies developing technology for platforms, components and subsystems to advance oceanographic research.

  • Norwich Research Park

    Norwich Research Park is one of the largest single-site concentrations of research in food, genomics, and health in Europe. It brings together four independent internationally-renowned research institutes as well as over 150 organisations ranging from start-ups to those that are rapidly growing. …

  • Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus

    Daresbury Campus’ mission is to seamlessly integrate world-class science and technology, innovation and business enterprise within a dynamic campus setting; to drive discovery, open up new commercial opportunities, deliver high-value jobs and sustainable economic growth. Ultimately this will deliver 1 million square feet of space for scientific, business and research facilities, creating up to 10,000 jobs on the…

  • Rothamsted Campus

    The Rothamsted Campus harnesses the world-renowned scientific expertise of Rothamsted Research, creating one of the most dynamic, vibrant, and well-connected R&D communities found anywhere in Europe. It delivers world-class research and innovation that benefits agricultural performance, sustainability and resilience, enhancing the environment and contributing to economic growth.

  • Easter Bush Campus

    The University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus creates a powerful alliance of basic research, applied research and clinical veterinary expertise and forms one of the largest groups focused on the biology of companion and production animals in the world. The campus provides expertise that is unrivalled elsewhere in the world.  …

  • Babraham Research Campus

    The Babraham Research Campus supports early-stage bioscience enterprises. The Campus is a dynamic environment home to over 60 companies, 2,000 employees, and 300 academic researchers. Discovery, research, and business come together with a shared scientific focus that accelerates innovation and strengthens links between academia and the commercial world.

  • Harwell Oxford

    Harwell Oxford provides a unique opportunity to access world-class scientific facilities and leading-edge research. More than 4,500 people are part of this vibrant community, working in some 150 organisations focussing on a range of commercial applications including healthcare, medical devices, space, detector systems, computing, green enterprise, and new materials.

  • Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AberInnovation)

    AberInnovation provides world-leading facilities and expertise within the biotechnology, agri-tech, and food and drink sectors. The campus provides an ideal environment for industrial and academic collaboration to flourish. The state-of-the-art facilities can support company growth by de-risking R&D activities, facilitating new products and processes, and accelerating route to market.