UKRI ScaleUp Programme

Micregen is proud to have been selected to join the prestigious UKRI Scaleup Programme.

Innovate UK EDGE’s highly regarded Scaleup Programme provides one-to-one, bespoke and funded support centred around innovative scaleups’ specific needs. Selection for the programme is for the most outstanding scalable businesses disrupting their industries, capable of internationalisation and achieving over 50% annual growth. The UKRI Scale Up programme empowers innovation-driven businesses to grow rapidly and achieve their ambitions. The Innovate UK Edge team will work closely with Micregen’s to understand their needs and help identify the most effective strategy to accelerate growth and maximise potential. They aim to provide access to a range of resources, from investor networks to IP expertise and international partnerships. Micregen will have a Scaleup Director assigned as a designated single point of contact to identify key scale-up challenges and enablers that the board’s collective resources, skills and connectivity can address. In addition, a high-level Strategic Advisory Board provides another layer of connectivity and access to resources. It features a board of high-calibre ‘Scale Up Directors’ who provide a matrix of skills and connectivity across domains such as finance, M&A, international markets, IP, supply chains, scale-up leadership and talent management. Although Micregen is still in the R&D phase, the Scale Up committee have made an exception to their normal admission criteria because they believe in Micregen’s potential for exponential growth. ‍

Barry Sharples, Executive Chairman, of Micregen Ltd, said, “We are exceptionally proud and excited to be offered this opportunity by Innovate UK EDGE to join their highly regarded Scale Up Programme. Being the first company to be given access to its expertise and experience while still in the R&D phase is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team at Micregen. Without this group of talented scientists, it wouldn’t have been possible for us to achieve this incredible opportunity to rapidly grow and provide hope to families with loved ones who need the treatments we are developing”


Who is Innovate UK Edge?

Innovate UK EDGE are a crucial part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in businesses that drive economic growth.

They work with the directors and leaders of companies to create the conditions for success that will allow companies to share the benefits of their innovation nationally or globally. Their bespoke strategy commonly includes exploiting business innovation, sourcing funding and finance, and opening new markets. In addition, their Scale-Up Programme provides innovation-driven businesses with a 50% growth potential. Additionally, Executive Chairman Barry Sharples recently had the pleasure of speaking to 450 UKRI delegates at the UKRI Innovate UK Edge Annual Scale Up Conference. Micregen were the only business to be invited to speak at the conference. After his speech, he was invited to sit in on the Growth Panel and then enjoy and learn from a wealth of excellent presentations on how UKRI’s extensive resources and strategic plans can help any innovative UK business. Micregen is excited by the opportunities for funding, exploiting business innovation and opening alternative markets that working with Innovate UK EDGE offers.