CaSE are very pleased to welcome the UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund as a new organisational member and our first venture capital fund.
Commenting on today's announcement, Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director of the Campaign for the Science and Engineering, said:
"I am delighted to welcome the UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S) as members of CaSE and our first venture capital fund. I look forward to encompassing UKI2S’s distinctive perspective as a science investor into our policy work and advocacy to Government.
I'm sure UKI2S will add an important voice to our programme of work on investment in research and development in the UK, as well on issues such as skills and regulatory affairs that shape the environment for research and innovation in the UK."
Dr Andrew Muir, Investment Director & Fund Principal, said:
"Our work makes an important contribution to the UK economy and relies on continued investment into UK science and engineering – we are delighted to support the aims of CaSE"
About the UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund
The UKI2S builds world-leading companies from world-leading UK science.
As a patient capital investor with more than £330 million private investment leveraged to date, we work to shape and build technology companies at the earliest stage by working closely with our partners led by STFC, BBSRC, NERC, Dstl, with the National Research and Innovation Campuses they support, and with entrepreneurial science-led teams.
UKI2S is also closely aligned with the Catapults, InnovateUK and the developing UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) to create the best environment for innovation to flourish and in turn, boost the UK’s competitiveness and productivity by commercialising key technological advances in industrial biotech, ag tech, healthcare, medicine, clean energy, materials, artificial intelligence, software and space.
CaSE are keen to ensure the needs of the whole science and engineering community are being heard at the highest levels of government. Already this year our member's views have fed into three policy reviews published on diversity, immigration and Brexit, and we now turn our focus to streams of work on public investment in research. If you are interested in finding out more about organisational membership of CaSE please do contact us.