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Iceni Seedcorn Fund

The Iceni Seedcorn Fund was established to assist the process of commercialising the innovation and technological development from within the Fund's Partner Institutions:

  • University of East Anglia
  • The University of Essex
  • The John Innes Centre
  • The Sainsbury Laboratory
  • The Institute of Food Research
  • Plant Bioscience Ltd

The fund supports business development proposals at an early stage, before they are ready for mainstream investment. It may invest £2,500-200,000 per project dependant on stage and need.

The main objective of the fund is to enable the partners to gain access to the funds required to transform good research into successful business.

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Contact us

For further information about Iceni and commercialisation, please contact the Research and Business Partnerships Manager for your faculty.

  • Faculty of Humanities


    Ville Karhusaari

    Ville Karhusaari

    Knowledge Exchange Manager

    Telephone 01206 874559

    Email vmkarh@essex.ac.uk




  • Faculty of Science and Health


    Dr Kirstie Cochrane

    Dr Kirstie Cochrane

    Knowledge Exchange Manager

    Telephone 01206 874042

    Email kscoch@essex.ac.uk





    Anshu Bansal

    Anshu Bansal

    Knowledge Exchange Manager

    Telephone 01206 872914

    Email abansal@essex.ac.uk




  • Faculty of Social Sciences


    Dr Dorian Hayes

    Dr Dorian Hayes

    Knowledge Exchange Manager

    Telephone 01206 874976

    Email dphayes@essex.ac.uk