Funders and founders

Uppsala BIO is part of STUNS, the Foundation for Collaboration between the Universities in Uppsala, Business and the Public Sector.

Ever since its start, Uppsala BIO has enjoyed strong support from regional financiers to develop the life science innovation environment, both regionally and, via VINNOVA (the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems), nationally.

The founders of STUNS are also the founders of Uppsala BIO: Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala County Chamber of Commerce, Uppsala County Administrative Board, Uppsala Regional Council, and the City of Uppsala.

Partners

Uppsala University is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. With a tradition of research and education stretching back over 500 years, it is constantly seeking new approaches. Dynamic and independent disciplines at nine faculties support and complement each other, creating excellent conditions for multi-disciplinary activities. Enhanced interaction with the business community and society helps bolster the university’s prominent position as well as promote growth and innovation.
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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) advances scientific knowledge in areas concerning biological resources and biological production. This task is carried out in a wide range of fields such as agriculture, forestry, food science, environmental issues, veterinary medicine and biotechnology. A comprehensive viewpoint, inter-disciplinary approach and applicability are keywords in SLU’s research and teaching, as well as in its contact with industry and society. SLU has approximately 2600 employees. Approximately 3500 undergraduate and 700 postgraduate students are enrolled.
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The core business of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is to develop policy and to influence decision-makers on major issues affecting businesses. Together with its 2 000 members, and through close contact with politicians and leading business experts across industry, the Chamber advocates for pro-business political decisions in the region. It takes stands on several important issues ranging from investments in infrastructure and a better functioning housing market, to innovation and education. The Chamber is also an important meeting point for its member companies and organises over 300 business events annually.
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The County Administrative Board is the representative of the Government in the region and the coordinating body for state activities in the county. The Board works on issues concerning the environment, nature, the labour market, competence sourcing, the business community, social development, animal protection, gender equality, integration, transport, infrastructure and housing. Its task is to coordinate these and other areas of public responsibility to achieve efficient solutions for a sustainable society in which economic development, the environment and social welfare are interlinked.
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Region Uppsala contributes to the health and wellbeing of the inhabitants in Uppsala county. We offer equal healthcare of high quality and great care for everyone. You get help quickly, and all resources are used in best possible way. We cooperate with Uppsala University which gives us good access to new knowledge that can be of use in our healthcare. We also create conditions for a good life in the county through public transportation, a rich cultural community and a sustainable regional development.
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With more than 200,000 inhabitants, Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city. It is also one of the world’s most prominent scientific cities. More than 40,000 students and researchers are enrolled at its two highly-rated universities, while the regional teaching hospital has around 8,000 employees. Together they create a solid foundation for advanced research that has resulted in a number of companies within biomedical and information technology.
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VINNOVA (the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems) is a state authority that promotes sustainable growth by funding needs-driven research and developing effective innovation systems. A range of different measures is used to obtain the best effect and greatest possible growth yield. VINNOVA also runs VINNVÄXT, a programme where regions compete to obtain financing for long-term innovation initiatives. Uppsala BIO is one of the first VINNVÄXT programme winners.
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Erik Forsberg. Ph.D., Associate Professor, CEO. “My goal is to drive system improvements that create better conditions for life science to develop in Uppsala.”

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Dajana Ilic Susak Economy-/project administrator. “I work with ongoing accounting and reporting of projects.”

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