Open resources for life science startups

At UBI we grow ideas and intelligent minds. Your time with us will challenge you professionally, and create lasting value to bring on whatever route you chose to continue on.

Get in touch for more details on any topic below. And please, do tell us what you miss regarding resources and we’ll try to find a useful source.

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National Infrastructure Resources for life science companies

Sweden has a wide range of specialized reasearch facilities open to academics, health professionals and industry collaborators. The services range from proteomiscs, biostatistics to medical imaging and genomics. Swlife keeps an updated comprehensive list:

Full list of national research infrastructure

National database with pipeline overview and good search options

The Swedish Life Science Industry Guide (more static listing)

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Startup basisc in short video format

Educational videos about starting a company (in Swedish)

Entreprenörskap och företagande 
Planera och organisera – Resultat och likviditet 
Marknadsföringens grunder 
Företagsformer 
Kompanjonsavtal

Educational videos about accounting (in Swedish)

Introductory level with overview. These clips are in Swedish. As you will be in contact with, and use documents that have this terminology you will need to learn these terms in order to easier keep track of your company’s development.

• Redovisning – bokföringens grunder
• Redovisning – bokföring och bokslut

More detailed information about taxes, costs, revenue, funding etc.

• Löpande bokföring – Personal och moms 
• Löpande bokföring – Försäljning, inköp och finansiering
• Löpande bokföring – Personal, moms och valuta 
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Presentation techniques for pitching your idea

How you succeed in communicating your discoveries may well decide the fate of your project. No matter what field you are in, you will have to master the skill of presenting your company well. It might be to investors, public presentations, to a jury at a pitch competition or in a live broadcast.

At Umeå Biotech Incubator we work with one of Silicon Valley’s most skilled coaches in this area – Nathan Gold. Our collaboration often starts where you get a highly qualitative accessment on your pitch and what areas you need to improve in detail. Nathan Gold uses extremely easy tools and pedagogical tricks to help you improve your pitch radically in a rather short time. Judging from the track record at pitch competitions by our cases – the collaboration is already starting to pay off.

Here are a few tips and links that can help you become a more confident and successful presenter…

The Handshake Intro

A taste of one of many “lists” from Nathan Gold that can really create magic when you present.
The first thing you need to do in front of an audience is to establish your credibility. Use the questions below to create a compelling first impression by clearly stating what you do for whom and why in the first 30 seconds of a meeting or presentation.

1.Who are you?
2.What do you do?
3.Who do you do it for?
4.Why do they need or want it?
5.How do they benefit because of it? (or transform or change)

Recommended videos to watch:

Start with why – Simon Sinek TED Talk

Body language shapes who you are – Amy Cuddy TED Talk

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Tests for maintaining a sustainable work environment

Running a startup is hard work, and hectic at times. To stay focused, work efficiently and be at the top of our game when it matters, we need to stay healthy and keep up a sound work-life balance. Stress, sleep and lifestyle choices all affect us in different ways, and it may be useful to now and then check your status if you are feeling that things are getting out of hand.

Follow the link below to the starting page for tests on various lifestyle aspects that affect your health and wellbeing.
The tests are free, completely anonymous and offer you advice based on your personal results. They are scientifically developed and offered several through several public health care providers around Sweden.

Link to tests.