Why we’re here

We believe innovation will drive growth and jobs in our region, if we collectively create the right environment to unlock it. Yet taking ideas to market is complex. That’s why LYVA Labs has been created, to provide support for the ideas and technologies being developed here in Liverpool City Region.

We work with the people who are challenging the way we do things today and invest in the projects and technologies that will push the boundaries of tomorrow. With the help of commercial and sector-focussed experts, we have created a streamlined process for early-stage investment. We are working with stakeholders across the Liverpool City Region to create an ecosystem of high growth companies.

Phase 2: Digital and Deep Tech Challenge Fund

Coming January 2023

We are actively looking to fund commercialisation projects originating from the regions’ academic and research led institutions.

This fund has a focus on identifying and unlocking commercialisation opportunities from research projects.

The goal of this fund is to create a series of start-ups from our region’s knowledge assets and research base.

Please note that to access this fund you must be employed by a research-led institution or organisation within the Liverpool City Region.

Reach out to us via our contact page.

Phase 1: Health and Life Science Fund


We are actively delivering a pipeline of investment packages, from £25,000 at the idea stage up to £250,000 for commercialisation, for innovators in the health and life sciences sector. The goal is to provide valuable start-up funding and commercial advice that will help clinicians, academics and entrepreneurs throughout the sector so they can develop their ideas and improve the region’s health outcomes.

Applications for the Health and Life Science Fund are now open. If you have an innovative idea that could make an impact in the Liverpool City Region health and life sciences sector, head to our contact page.

Future phases

LYVA Labs is working hard to unlock opportunities for innovation and future phases will include bespoke consultancy, support and investment for the wider innovation community in the region.

Our partners

Get in touch

If you have an innovative idea and you'd like to get in touch, contact us on the email below and we will get back to you.

The Spine, Smithdown Ln, Liverpool L7 3FA
Sci-Tech Daresbury, Daresbury Innovation Centre, WA4 4FS
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