Umeå Biotech Incubator’s CEO turns 40

UBI’s CEO Jennie Ekbeck turns 40 on July 6. She has been CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator since 2012 and during that time she has achieved a lot in lifting the life science industry in the region and in Sweden.

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Umeå Biotech Incubator appoints new Chairman of the Board

Umeå Biotech Incubator has appointed Lena Karlsson Engman as its new Chairman of the Board. Lena Karlsson Engman, who is a member of the Social Democrats at Umeå City Council and a former researcher at the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI) says: “I am very proud and happy”.

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Gets multi-million deal with big Canadian company

Umeå company Spinchem wins a multi-million deal with the listed Canadian company SNC-Lavalin. Spinchem will supply a so-called Rotating Bed Reactor that will be used to clean process water from the nuclear power industry.
– This is an incredible deal for us. It gives us the opportunity to further develop our product, says Emil Byström, CEO of Spinchem.

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It’s a fact – the perfect entrepreneur doesn’t exist!

A new report has busted many of the myths surrounding super entrepreneurs, claiming they do not generally have higher IQs than the average person and are not necessarily driven by revenge following a troubled childhood.
The report, compiled by the Stockholm-based Sting incubator together with Umeå Biotech Incubator and researchers from Karolinska Institutet also discovered several important abilities that characterise successful entrepreneurs.

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Efficiency record at seminar

Together with Innovation Plus, we arranged a seminar on product development April 25th, going from prototype to large-scale manufacturing and clinical trials for pharmaceuticals, medical technology and diagnostics.

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Life science company wins biggest order in its history

Umeå-based life science company Inficure Bio has just won the largest contract in its history.
“It feels incredible! The more large customers we get the greater our credibility becomes. This agreement is a real feather in our cap”, says Sofia Mayans, CEO of Inficure Bio.

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Jennie Ekbeck: Therefore, UBI is a rebel

How is it that so much happens in life science in Umeå? And why does Umeå Biotech Incubator call itself a rebel? UBI:s CEO Jennie Ekbeck answer this and more questions in an interview in Nordic Life science insight.

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Umeå life science company granted millions to develop new product

Life science company Inficure Bio has been awarded millions by Vinnova to support the company’s development of a model that will help create new treatments for fibrosis.
“This money is incredibly important to us. Thanks to this investment we can now finish developing a new product”, says Sofia Mayans, CEO of Inficure Bio.

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Life science companies in northern Sweden could double in a decade

Small and medium-sized life science companies operating in the Västerbotten county in Sweden will double in numbers over the next ten years, while a vibrant scientific community will add to the growth. These are the goals set by Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI), which is now entering a new development phase of its incubator operation in Umeå.

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