Umeå Biotech Incubator is co-organising international investor meeting

Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) is one of the hosts of the Swedish Life Science Investor Meeting (24-25th November), a digital event that will bring biotech companies and potential international investors together.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused untold problems for businesses, but one advantage it has given life science companies is the opportunity to meet international investors who may not have necessarily visited Sweden otherwise. Thanks to digital technology we can now reach out further than ever before”, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator.

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Umeå Biotech Incubator CEO nominated in global prestigious competition

Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI), has been nominated for the prestigious Nordic Startup Awards in the ‘Ecosystem Hero of the Year’ category.

“Wow! I’m so happy to be nominated! It is proof that all our work to create better conditions for life science development in Sweden has been appreciated,” she says.

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New and Different Facebook Group Helping Life Science Companies

A new and different Facebook group is enabling companies in the Umeå region to buy and sell second-hand laboratory equipment, as well as gain access to cheaper lab services.
“Umeå University, the County Council and a number of life science companies in Umeå are often in need of a laboratory, but new equipment is expensive and requires a great deal of knowledge to operate. This new Facebook group allows Umeå companies to sustainably support each other,” says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator.

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More new recruitments at Umeå Biotech Incubator

Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) is strengthening its team once again with the appointments of a new Business Coach and Community Manager.
“The pressure is on! Right now we have a lot of ideas developing at our incubator and several of our companies are looking to take the next step. That’s why it is so important we have sufficient resources to handle this growth”, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of UBI.

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Umeå Biotech Incubator opens new office space in Umeå

Now Umeå Biotech Incubator is creating new business areas on Tvistevägen near Umeå University.
”It will be a new and modern co-working space for Umeå’s startups – where the companies can grow and collaborate,” says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator.

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​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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Umeå life science company granted millions to develop new product

Life science company Inficure Bio has been awarded millions by Vinnova to support the company’s development of a model that will help create new treatments for fibrosis.
“This money is incredibly important to us. Thanks to this investment we can now finish developing a new product”, says Sofia Mayans, CEO of Inficure Bio.

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Annual investment event yielded five investor leads per startup

The ninth edition of Biotech Umeå’s annual partnering event was the first ever to fill up before deadline. Around 30 Swedish and European investors met with 13 startups and early cases. Two weeks after the event participants report an impressive turnout – on average they have retained at least five active leads per company.

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Business and science expertise merge in new networking event

The first ever edition of Meet Umeå Life Sceince gathered over 70 branch experts, entrepreneurs and researchers in Stockholm. This after-work networking mingle allowed startups to connect with experienced professionals with industrial expertise and business know-how. The aim was to match our promising ideas with the skills necessary to grow successfully.

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