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– Building a strong and sustainable Life science sector – together

Special Edition Episode

The business incubators in East Middle Sweden


-The business incubator in Uppsala

Uppsala Innovation Center (UIC) is the business incubator in Uppsala, and is ranked by UBI Global as one of the five best business incubators in the world.

The incubator provides business development support, knowledge, networks and financing to innovative startups and fast-growing companies from all sectors. Approximately one third of the companies are in the field of life science – everything from new pharmaceuticals, medical devices and in vitro diagnostics to digital health solutions.

UIC’s large network of business coaches and around twenty partners help provide the best possible support to the incubator companies. As part of the national network of leading life science incubators (ALIS), UIC collaborates with incubators from throughout Sweden, utilizing the combined strengths to give the best possible support to life-science start-ups.



-For tech startups who want to grow faster and safer

LEAD is one of the leading business Incubator in Sweden. Located in Östergötland, LEAD aims to accelerate the development of startups with high growth potential, to become scalable, sustainable growth companies. This is done by providing idea owners and entrepreneurs a wide range of directed resources and services in order to develop the ideas into strong and successful companies, covering both social, environmental and economic growth.

LEAD provides an efficient process and customizes its tools to the company’s individual needs to provide the best support, meanwhile providing specific requirements and demands on the companies they work with. The ideas are derived from both academia and industry and amongst LEAD’s members there is a great variety of industries, from agriculture to life science.


Presented by Björn Arvidsson and Dajana Ilic S from STUNS Life science, featuring Catharina Sandberg, CEO at Lead (LiU Entrepreneurship And Development), and Andy Browning, Life science Project Manager at UIC (Uppsala Innovation Centre) .


– Building a strong and sustainable Life science sector – together

Company representatives from the prosperous Life science industry, will share their journey, success strategies and examples concerning entrepreneurship. Business leaders, researchers, marketers, economists, business developers and other experts jointly describe the environment their companies operate in, what drives them and what challenges they face.

Listen, be inspired, learn and take the insights to your company and gain value today!

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