The science behind tomorrow’s business

LIMS Ventures is the start-up incubator of the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences. It helps the Institute’s scientists bring their discoveries to market by providing access to space and an ecosystem of developers, designers and marketers. LIMS Ventures is located in the same building as the London Institute, so the research scientists and product teams work closely together to turn today’s science into tomorrow’s business.

The London Institute does not lay claim to its scientists’ IP. Instead, it lets them choose how to launch their business. Scientists can build a company outside of the Institute, or they can get help from LIMS Ventures in exchange for share capital.

A great idea is only part of what it takes to bring a discovery to market. Just as important is the scientist behind the concept. Drive, resilience and an appetite for risk are key to making a new company succeed. LIMS Ventures considers these human aspects in addition to the strength of the concept in determining which projects to back.


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Designing extremely light and thermally efficient structures based on fractal principles for use in aerospace, space and passive heating.

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Building a trust-based search engine for finding people that combines collective learning on networks with the human tendency towards trust.

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Changing the way that people rent property by developing a mobile rental platform that bypasses estate agents, paperwork and banks.

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