​Three wins for life science at big business gala

When Umeå’s big business gala was held on November 7, three of twelve awards went to life science.
“Previously, life science had a relatively hidden role in Umeå – but during this year’s Umeågala we have proven that we are an industry that has great potential”, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator.

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Umeå Biotech Incubator best in Sweden – advances to the Nordic final

​Umeå Biotech Incubator has been named the best in Sweden in the category Best Accelerator Program or Incubator Program – and thus goes on to the Nordic final in the prestigious Nordic Startup Awards.
“Now we keep our fingers crossed that as many people as possible votes for us. We aim to win the finals – and to move on to the global finals in China”, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO at UBI.

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Umeå Biotech Incubator named best in Scandinavia

Umeå Biotech Incubator, UBI, has been named Scandinavia’s best biotech incubator at the International Life Science Awards 2019.
– Our goal is to be best in Europe, so this is definitely a step in the right direction, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator.

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Umeå Biotech Incubator’s CEO turns 40

UBI’s CEO Jennie Ekbeck turns 40 on July 6. She has been CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator since 2012 and during that time she has achieved a lot in lifting the life science industry in the region and in Sweden.

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Umeå Biotech Incubator appoints new Chairman of the Board

Umeå Biotech Incubator has appointed Lena Karlsson Engman as its new Chairman of the Board. Lena Karlsson Engman, who is a member of the Social Democrats at Umeå City Council and a former researcher at the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI) says: “I am very proud and happy”.

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It’s a fact – the perfect entrepreneur doesn’t exist!

A new report has busted many of the myths surrounding super entrepreneurs, claiming they do not generally have higher IQs than the average person and are not necessarily driven by revenge following a troubled childhood.
The report, compiled by the Stockholm-based Sting incubator together with Umeå Biotech Incubator and researchers from Karolinska Institutet also discovered several important abilities that characterise successful entrepreneurs.

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Jennie Ekbeck: Therefore, UBI is a rebel

How is it that so much happens in life science in Umeå? And why does Umeå Biotech Incubator call itself a rebel? UBI:s CEO Jennie Ekbeck answer this and more questions in an interview in Nordic Life science insight.

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Life science companies in northern Sweden could double in a decade

Small and medium-sized life science companies operating in the Västerbotten county in Sweden will double in numbers over the next ten years, while a vibrant scientific community will add to the growth. These are the goals set by Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI), which is now entering a new development phase of its incubator operation in Umeå.

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Incubator CEO nominated for regional leadership award

Jennie Ekbeck has been the leading figure for life science in Umeå and northern Sweden since she took on the CEO-role for Umeå Biotech Incubator in 2013. She was named “Innovation Angel” by Veckans affärer and Vinnova in december 2015 and last year Umeå kommun handed her the Equal Opportunies prize. Now, her leadership is gaining attention as she is one of four nominees for the title “CEO of the year” in the Umeå region.

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A look inside the new refurbished medical incubator facilities

On the 24th of march 2017, Umeå Biotech Incubator hosted a public Open House event to showcase the improved design of the refurbished facilities and rental spaces for startups. Top attractions included hands-on demos from both Brain Stimulation and SpinChem and a challenging quiz walk with an impressive high score list.

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