Start-up Investment

Start-up investment

How and why we invest

Sometimes, the best minds are outside your company

We work with others who already develop scientific software externally to build a stronger network and technology stack.

Working with Digital Science

We help turn ideas into products

Many of the best and most promising ideas are tucked away. We help them get the exposure they deserve, and backing they often need.

Catalyst Grant Programme

We incubate and support startups

From helping build out your tool to growing your business, we offer mentorship and financial support.

Investment FAQs

Our process

  • We are an early stage investor and incubator with scientific relevance.
  • We offer a variety of investment options for projects and companies at all stages.

Tell us about your idea

Are you an innovator in scientific software looking for financial support? We’re here to help you get your idea off the ground with funding up to £15,000.


Making it to the next round

Submit your application to us, and we will evaluate your proposal. If you’re successful you’ll get to present your ideas to the Digital Science team.


What we're looking for

We like ideas that make scientific research and research management more efficient. We prefer products and systems that are open rather than proprietary.

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Working with Digital Science

As told by the people we have invested in.

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“Our partnership with Digital Science has allowed us to expand our platform to make it even easier for the scientific community to connect with top quality antibodies.”

Alex Hodgson, Founder and CEO of 1DegreeBio
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“Working with Digital Science has helped Symplectic tackle the complexities of a dynamic and challenging marketplace in a professional and optimistic way.”

Daniel Hook, CEO of Symplectic Limited
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“As a researcher myself, I understand the need to find a simpler way to discover and keep on top of the thousands of articles published every day. That’s why we developed ReadCube.”

Siniša Hrvatin, co-founder of Labtiva
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“The support from Digital Science has enabled figshare to grow from a proof of concept idea into a real solution for researchers looking to get credit for all of their work.”

Mark Hahnel, founder of figshare

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