National coordination of innovation support

Key role for Uppsala in coordinating the country’s life science incubators.

Uppsala BIO has had an active member in the Working Group for Growth and Entrepreneurship linked to the government’s Expert Group for Life Sciences and the Life Sciences Collaboration Program. This group comprised senior representatives from AstraZeneca, Swedish Medtech, Sweden BIO, Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala BIO. Sweden’s innovation support system was analysed over two years and proposals made to coordinate the country’s life science incubators. Within the framework of this exercise, Vinnova assigned Uppsala Innovation Centre (UIC) the task of national coordination.


Financing: Uppsala BIO*
Project duration: 2015–2017
Contact: Erik Forsberg, Uppsala BIO
Uppsala BIO’s role: Member of the Working Group for Growth and Entrepreneurship

* 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.

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