UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund Campus Partners

The national science and innovation campuses act as important national focal points for science-based collaboration and knowledge exchange with industry and academia. Our partners aim to deliver strong engagement and build a thriving and interactive community of world-leading scientists, technologists and innovators. The campuses enable access to cutting-edge facilities and core scientific and technological strengths and provide an avenue to develop new capabilities and ways of working.

UKI2S is partnered with four campuses (current as at: 1st June 2019):

  • Babraham in Cambridge: The Babraham Research Campus is considered to be one of the UK’s leading campus’ to support early-stage bioscience enterprise and is distinct in its co-location of bioscience companies with the Babraham Institute. World class research and business come together to promote innovation and strengthen links between academia and the commercial world. The Babraham Research Campus is managed and developed by Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd (BBT).
  • Harwell in 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 including key UK Research Councils, start-ups and multi-national organisations focussing on a range of commercial applications including healthcare, medical devices, space, detector systems, computing, green enterprise and new materials.
  • Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus near Warrington: Sci-Tech Daresbury is internationally recognised through the reputation of the STFC Daresbury Laboratory and Cockcroft Institute in leading-edge research and development, and the successful establishment of its open innovation model.  Currently there are more than 400 scientists working in a variety of scientific fields including accelerator science, high-performance computing, and sensors and detectors. It operates large-scale facilities used by many UK universities, as well as an increasing number of industrial companies and is home to over 100 high-tech companies in areas such as advanced engineering, digital/ICT, biomedical and energy and environmental technologies.
  • The Norwich Research Park: Innovation-led businesses in Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Food, Nutrition/health, Ag-Biotech/crop breeding, Medical technologies and diagnostics Clean-tech/low carbon energy, Information and Computing Technologies.

Examples of UKI2S’s campus investments include Cytox, Perfectus Biomed and Eagle Genomics.

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