A look inside the new refurbished medical incubator facilities

On the 24th of march 2017, Umeå Biotech Incubator hosted a public Open House event to showcase the improved design of the refurbished facilities and rental spaces for startups. Top attractions included hands-on demos from both Brain Stimulation and SpinChem and a challenging quiz walk with an impressive high score list.

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Incubator kicks off collaboration with world renowned startup-coach

On march 6th and 7th Umeå had a prominent visitor from Silicon Valley – the internationally acclaimed pitch coach Nathan Gold. One day was set aside for an exclusive pitch-workshop with startups – the other was a meta-session where the coaches got a brush-up of their own coaching skills – a rather unusual service.

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Scope of biotech expand as investment day widens audience

Despite the name, the Biotech Umeå Investment Day is not only about raising money and not only strict biotech anymore. This year’s event had a fair representation of innovations from ICT, digital health and chemical. And it seems that the investors are also widening their scope and contributing with more value than just capital to upcoming startups.

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High quality line-up great value for both sides at BUID2017

The eight consecutive Biotech Umeå Investment Day attracted almost 30 Swedish and international investors to Blasierummet at Grand Hotel on the 2 of February 2017 in Stockholm. One of the most appreciated aspects of the event was the flexibility to arrange additional ad-hoc partnering meetings and the size and atmosphere at the event.

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QureTech Bio impressed and won at BIO-Europe Spring

QureTech Bio AB, a start-up at Umeå Biotech Incubator, developing first line drugs to combat antibiotic resistance and infectious diseases, won the BIO-Europe Spring Start-up Slam, in competition with 16 other presentations from 16 other Swedish life sciences start-up companies.

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