The science behind tomorrow's business

IMS Ventures is the start-up incubator of the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences. It helps the Institute’s scientists bring their discoveries to market.

A symbiosis of incubator and ideas

LIMS Ventures is embedded within the London Institute, so the research scientists and product teams work closely together to turn today’s science into tomorrow’s business. LIMS Ventures provides access to space and an ecosystem of developers, designers and marketers. An added benefit is that lessons learned in promoting products help scientists better market their discoveries.

Giving back control to scientists

The London Institute does not lay claim to its scientists’ IP. Instead, it lets them choose how to bring their discoveries to market. Scientists can build a company outside of the Institute, or they can get help from LIMS Ventures in exchange for modest share capital. For this reason, LIMS Ventures must continually prove itself as an attractive option for London Institute startups.

The person behind the product

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.