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 and Region Västerbottens Innovation Support System.
UBI is a subsiduary to Umeå University Holding AB together with our sister incubators; Uminova Innovation (tech) and Expression Umeå (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. We work close to the Innovation Office at Umeå University and Innovationsslussen at Region Västerbotten
Umeå Biotech Incubator’s board of directors
The UBI operational management consists of a CEO and a team of employees, 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 to have the right mix of competencies when deciding on strategic and operational management issues regarding the incubator’s work.
The current board of directors at UBI:
- Lena Karlsson Engman (Umeå municipality), Chairperson
- Anna Pettersson (Region Västerbotten), Board Member
- Camilla Viklund (Umeå University Holding), Board Member
- Gunnar Pohl, Board Member
- Anette Nordwall, Board Member
- Mattias Eriksson, Board Member
- Jennie Ekbeck, CEO
- Camilla Huse Bondesson, 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.