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We make life science startups thrive in the capital of northern Sweden

Umeå Biotech Incubator is a state of the art biotech incubator, offering facilites, know-how and financing. We provide full service support for medical innovators who are eager to test and verify their business ideas within the life sciences field.

We are part of Umeå University innovation support system

Umeå Biotech Incubator AB is a specialized life science incubator that offers well equipped office and laboratory facilities, direct financing for early stage startups and a wide range of professional expertise in a field where business mistakes can be very costly.

Our joint competence within life sciences is a vital part of, and strategic complement to, the academic support system around Umeå University with the aim to connect and develop academia, industry and the health care sector.

Management and board

The UBI board of directors consist of a number of highly experienced professionals, selected on skill and know-how in order have the right mix of competencies when deciding on strategic and operational management issues regarding the incubator’s work.
The current board consists of:
• Åsa Ögren, Chairperson
• Mattias Eriksson, Board Member
• Yvonne Petersson, Board Member
• Mats Strömqvist, Board Member
• Gunnar Pohl, Board Member

We have a cause

We transform excellent science to future medical innovations. We do this by providing innovators with state-of-the-art facilities, professional services and high value networks and financing.

Umeå Biotech Incubator is dedicated to growing the Scandinavian life sciences sector by developing biomedical businesses that can contribute to regional and national growth in Västerbotten and Sweden. We guide, support and nurture medical business ideas to make a real impact on health care service development and public health.

We are driven by your success

At UBI we collaborate with research based institutions in the Umeå area, among others Umeå Universitet, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU), Norrlands Universitetssjukhus (NUS) and Försvarets forskningsinstitut (FOI).

We take no part or have any claims on the companies and business projects that develop and grow under our roof. This is possible thank's to our financiers and allows us to focus entirely on the success rate of the projects which we collaborate with and work for.

A large part of UBI-cases do end up as companies - but not all. To make sure that you do not waste your time on an impossible project, we help you make those difficult decisions based on stop and go criteria within the incubation process. When your idea has matured and qualified as an innovation, we have the skills and networks to help you find the right investors, reach the market and eventually make the world a little better.

More details about our owners, financiers and partners.

We offer high quality business development

At UBI we offer internationally competitive services for verification and developent of innovations. Since 2004 UBI has been involved in the development of at least 23 companies. Our projects have a very high success rate for landing financing from Vinnova and other external financiers.  

Our innovators and entreprenours are researchers, clinicians of professionals from all areas of life sciences. We work in a diverse, international and welcoming atmosphere. We have an established and transparent selection process to ensure that our resources are invested in the ideas with highest scientific quality and best market potential.

More details about facilities and infrastructure at UBI.


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We want to inspire, share and connect with anyone interested in innovation, entreprenourship and life science. Feel free to join us online in the social digital sphere and help transform new ideas into innovations that can change the world for the better.



Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI)
Box 7995, SE-907 36 Umeå, Sweden
Phone: +46(0)90- 15 49 70
Mail: info@ubi.se