Uppsala Innovation Centre (UIC) – ranked among the world’s best
Uppsala BIO’s close collaboration and financial support has played a key role in UIC’s success story.
Uppsala BIO and other actors in the innovation network have supported UIC since its re-start in 2004 via a mutual agreement where financial support from Uppsala BIO is part of the collaboration. Uppsala BIO has been a recognised partner of UIC ever since 2004 and today enjoys extremely close collaboration. Its total support to UIC is close to MSEK 20. Today, UIC is ranked as the world’s fourth most successful business incubator with a university connection.
Financing: Uppsala Innovation Centre / Uppsala BIO*
Project duration: 2004–
Contact: Erik Forsberg, Uppsala BIO
Uppsala BIO’s role: Contracted party
* 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.
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.”