The DDE Innovation Seed Fund

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This is an application for the DDE Innovation Seed Fund. For more information about the Fund, please click here.

Before completing the application please know that the following criteria is needed in order to be eligible to apply:

  • Your company must be incorporated, or in the process of being incorporated.
  • You must have some sort of association with the University of Edinburgh.
  • Your business, product or service must have a digital or data-driven aspect.
  • You cannot have raised more than £250k of investment since founding your company.

Please use your UoE EASE login to access the application form. If you do not have an EASE login, please register as an External User (see blue box below). You can also download a Word template of the application form (see green box below), which will enable you to work towards completing the application offline. Once complete you can then copy and paste your responses to the online form.

Deadline for applications is 11:59pm Sunday 5th June 2022.

Please note, the information you provide may be shared with our colleagues at the University of Edinburgh and external judges. 

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Please note, you're application will not be considered if your company is not incorporated, or in the process of being incorporated.
Please note, a company bank account is required for receipt of a Seed Fund award.
i.e. how your company’s shares are split (or you plan to split them) between you and your fellow founders, early investors and anyone else.
Please note, you must be associated with the University of Edinburgh otherwise your application will not be considered.
i.e. are you an academic, researcher, postdoc, PhD, resident entrepreneur, etc?
Please note, if you do not have digital or data-driven aspect to your business, product or service your application will not be considered.
Please note, if you have raised more than £250k of investment since founding your company your application will not be considered.
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