UBI has initiated the Industry Council (Branschrådet), which is intended to promote collaboration and meeting points between the university in Umeå and the Life science industry. Malin Walfridsson, Nordic Biomarker, is the chairman of the board of the Industry Council, which gathers the program managers of the Life science-related education at the university.

Collaboration between academia and the industry is beneficial in both ways. It increases the relevance of the education, the students get valuable know-how of which competence is desired in the industry, and the industry gets an opportunity to present their business to future labor. Seminars from the industry included in the education are knowledge raising and can inspire the students to complete their educations and to see a future, after their exams, working in the Life science industry in Umeå.

Members of the Industry Council, autumn 2023
Umeå University representatives

Anders Olofsson, Biomedicinska analytikerprogrammet
Christiane Funk, Kemiprogrammet
Constantin Urban, Biomedicinprogammet
Erik Chorell, Life Scienceprogrammet
Helena Nordberg, Apotekare- och receptarieprogrammet
Lena Svensson, Bioteknik
Lisa Lundin, Teknisk kemi
Teresa Frisan, Life Scienceprogrammet
Peter Lind, Mokelylärbiologprogrammet
Industry representatives 
Malin Walfridsson, Nordic Biomarker AB (chairman of the board)
Anna Halvarsson Lindell, Agrisera AB
Anna Tegström, APL
Christin Grundström, UBI
Lisandro Bernardo, UBI
Niklas Norgren, UmanDiagnostics AB
Pernilla Abrahamsson, Lipum
Susanne Lindström, FOI