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 owned by Umeå University through its holding company, Umeå Municipality through Umeå kommunföretag and Region Västerbotten.
Ownership is distributed as follows:
- Umeå University holding AB: 58%
- Umeå kommunföretag AB: 25%
- Region Västerbotten: 16%
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
- Niklas Norgren, Board Member
- Anette Nordwall, Board Member
- Mattias Eriksson, Board Member
- Camilla Huse Bondesson, Board Member
- Jennie Ekbeck, CEO
UBI’s auditor is EY
Consists of one representatives from the three owners Umeå University Holding, Umeå kommunföretag and Region Västerbotten
Head of the Nomination Committee: Fredrik Lundberg, Umeå kommunföretag
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.