Since it was founded in 2003, UBI has established itself as one of Europe’s leading biotechnology incubators. Today it is both an incubator, where innovators receive help starting up and developing their companies, as well as a driving force behind Umeå’s fast-growing life science industry, with an overall aim to promote the growth of a healthy industry in Umeå.
UBI is a majority-owned subsidiary of Umeå University Holding AB. The other owners are Umeå Kommunföretat AB and Region Västerbotten.
Jennie Ekbeck took over as UBI’s CEO in 2012. Now she has decided to explore new career opportunities.
“Eleven years is a long time and it feels now is the right time to move on to new challenges. I don’t know what they will be yet, but I’ve had an amazing time at UBI and am very grateful for the opportunity this role has given me to develop the incubator, the industry and myself”, says Jennie.
UBI’s Board of Directors has already started the process of recruiting a new CEO. Chairperson Lena Karlsson Engman praised Jennie Ekbeck’s record at UBI.
“With her modern style of leadership, Jennie has been very important for UBI’s development into a successful incubator, and her successor will have a fantastic platform to work with. We wish Jennie all the best for the future and look forward to taking the next step in the development of UBI together with the other companies in the group”.
For further information, please contact:
Lena Karlsson Engman, Chairperson, Umeå Biotech Incubator
+46 70 296 12 32