Turning science-based innovation into protected products and services.
Closing the funding gap
Overcoming recognised pitfalls such as the 'Valley of Death' funding gap.
Securing financial backing for the next generation of innovation.
Message from the Chair
Dr Craig Duckham
Our mission is to support accelerating innovation out of the lab and into an enterprise – from university or start-up through to SME and on to scale-up.
Our committee reflects our mission and includes entrepreneurial representatives from Universities engaging in technology spin-out activity or business development; senior representatives from SMEs and microbusinesses; experienced innovators with a background in scale-up enterprises or established businesses that are active in open innovation, licensing-in and the acquisition of technologies.
An important role is filled by providers of key services such as IP, funding and finance. Our core driver is the SCI mission to provide a platform where science meets business and to nurture innovation in a multidisciplinary environment.