Umeå Biotech Incubator AB is a specialized life science incubator supporting early stage startups and a wide range of professional expertise in a field where business mistakes can be very costly. We are part of the Umeå University Innovation Support System.

UBI is a subsiduary to Umeå University Holding AB together with our sister incubators; Uminova Innovation (all fields) and Uminova Expression (creative and design businesses). We strive to create an integrated and overlapping innovation support service that offer each case the best combination of expertise and experience needed to transform their research to future innovations.

Umeå Biotech Incubator’s board of directors

The UBI operational management consists of a CEO and a team of empleyees, who report directly to a competence based board. The board of directors consists 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 at UBI consists of:

  • Åsa Ögren, Chairperson
  • Mattias Eriksson, Board Member
  • Yvonne Petersson, Board Member
  • Mats Strömqvist, Board Member
  • Gunnar Pohl, Board Member

Partners supporting our innovation cause

We collaborate with research based institutions in the Umeå area, among others Umeå university, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU), Norrlands Universitetssjukhus (NUS) and Försvarets forskningsinstitut (FOI). Our joint competence within life sciences is a vital part of, and strategic complement to, the academic innovation support system, with the aim to connect and develop academia, industry and the health care sector.