Research by Lincoln Science & Innovation Park in 2019 showed a lack of access to early-stage funding for high-growth potential and start-up businesses in Greater Lincolnshire. The Science Park collaborated with the University of Lincoln and the Productivity Programme for Greater Lincolnshire, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, to provide the infrastructure to access funding routes. 

Lincolnshire Business Angels works with SMEs seeking equity investment to refine their business proposals and plans to become investment ready. It provides the platform to connect these businesses with its group of Business Angels through pitch presentation events.