Umeå University Creative Campus. Photo Johan Gunséus.

We make startups thrive in northern Sweden

Umeå Biotech Incubator is a state of the art biotech incubator, offering facilities, 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. In 2024, Financial Times named us one of “Europe’s Leading Start-Up Hubs”. 

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 offer high-quality business development

We transform excellent science into future medical innovations. We do this by providing innovators with state-of-the-art facilities, professional services and high-value networks and financing. Our innovators and entrepreneurs are researchers, clinicians of professionals from all areas of life sciences. We have an established systematic and transparent selection process to ensure that our resources are invested in the ideas with the highest scientific quality and best market potential.

We are bringing Umeå to the world – and the world to Umeå

At UBI we offer internationally competitive services for verification and development of innovations. We are also a potential workplace for overseas scientists and clinicians looking to continue their career path in Sweden. Our projects have a very high success rate for landing financing from Vinnova and other external financiers, and we are aiming at international markets from day one.

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Umeå Biotech Incubator’s sustainability strategy