Ongoing and delivered projects

At Uppsala BIO we support growth and competitiveness to promote a sustainable life science sector in many different ways. In close cooperation with industry, universities, healthcare and the community we identify barriers and propose solutions to exploit the opportunities and overcome obstacles.

We are always open for collaboration to strengthen the life science sector. Do you have an idea you want to discuss? Please contact us. Below you can see some of our projects shortly described. Through these projects we hope that you can get a grasp of our way of working.

Uppsala BIO’s core funding comes from the regional financiers Region Uppsala, SLU, Uppsala University and Uppsala Municipality, as well as from VINNVÄXT, a Vinnova-funded initiative.

Ongoing projects

Cluster development

Conextion – promoting the attraction and growth of Uppsala Business Park

National and regional coordination of innovation support systems and infrastructure in the healthcare sector

Ordered introduction of digital services and products in the healthcare sector

Process operator training at secondary level for the life science manufacturing industry

Swelife – initiator and key player nationwide

Testa Center – new government-sponsored test-bed



Establishment of new companies – stepping up the pace

Industrial Partnership / 3i – value-creating collaborations with major companies



Business development – Uppsala Innovation Center (UIC)

Increased public funding for projects and SMEs

Overcoming barriers to growth for SMEs

Swelife East Central Sweden – co-financing for greater funding



Uppsala BIO events – networking opportunities

Delivered projects

2017  Attracting the EMA to Sweden

2017  National coordination of innovation support

2016  Purchasing service for SMEs

2015  Stockholm-Uppsala Life Science (SULS) – presenting the bigger picture

2014  National BIO-X program / Swelife Hands-on process

2014  Specialist education in natural science at Katedralskolan

2013  Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) 

2013  Chemistry lecturer link-up at Rosendal school

2013  Diagnostics Forum (formerly BIO-Ångström)

2012  Uppsala Health Summit

2011  Global links for regional companies

2010  EU support function for SMEs

2010  Project management coaching for industry and education

2010  Innovation Akademiska stage 2 – test-bed for medical technology

2009  Innovation Akademiska stage 1 – entrepreneurship process 

Swelife – Strategic innovation program

Technical College of Uppland – Competence provision 

BIO-X methodology – calls for proposals with strong industrial focus

Uppsala Innovation Centre (UIC) – ranked among the world’s best

Kristin Hellman. M.Sc., Business Development. “I focus on facilitating interaction between large companies and small start-ups and academic projects in order to accelerate the development of promising new products and technologies.”

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