UIC ranked World Top 5 Public Business Incubator

This is UIC

We support innovative startups and growth companies within all industries in their efforts to commercialize, scale-up or reach an international market. The result is shorter time to market, and a more competitive company with a higher survival rate.

UIC is one of Sweden’s leading business incubators and accelerators and is ranked by UBI Global as the World Top 5 Public Business Incubator. We want to contribute to a development of more growth companies with high survival rate! 

UIC takes no ownership in the UIC companies. In this way, UIC can act as an independent and focused partner.

Throughout our business development programs, we work closely together with the business sector. We have about twenty UIC partners, i.e. top notch service providers contributing to the development of UIC companies through seminars, individual coaching and direct services to the companies. UIC’s partner also contributes to the funding of UIC. Moreover, we have a large network of carefully selected business coaches from a wide range of industries all focused on helping UIC companies achieve their stated goals. 

UIC is owned equally by STUNS, the municipality of UppsalaSLU Holding, and Uppsala University Invest. UIC is a member of the trade association SISP and is also part of Vinnova’s program Innovation Support – Excellence. UIC is located in Uppsala.

During 2020, venture capital investments in UIC companies reached 780 MSEK (74 MEUR) and the total turnover was 787 MSEK (75 MEUR)


Over 5.73 BSEK (543 MEUR) have been invested in UIC companies since 2004

About 90 projects, startups and growth companies are admitted to UIC’s business development programs every year 


UIC evaluate about 240 innovative business ideas yearly

How we do this

UIC offers business development programs for the different entrepreneurial phases – from early stage to acceleration – support startups and scaleups in their efforts to develop their company or expand on an international market. The result is a safer and shorter time to market.

An important part of the UIC model is our broad network of business coaches, where carefully selected entrepreneurs or persons on leading positions guide the companies in their business development. The business coaches supports the management and board and contribute with their knowledge, experience and established contacts with important networks.

Moreover, UIC has a network of about 20 specialists, industrialization coaches, experienced in moving from prototype to series production etc.


  • Business development programs for the different phases of entrepreneurship.
  • About 20 UIC partners with expert competence available for UIC companies.
  • A broad network of carefully selected UIC business coaches within all sectors of industry.
  • Independent partner – UIC takes no ownership in UIC companies.
  • Focus on business development, not office rentals.

The UIC model is proven to contribute to a high survival rate among startups and growth companies within UIC – nine out of ten of UIC alumni companies are still active in the market.


The UIC Board

Ola Diös
Managing Director
Hans Enocson
Former President & CEO
Nordic GE
Urban Eriksson
SLU Holding
Gunilla Lundmark
Uppsala University Holding
Andreas Larsson, Chairman
Anna Nordell-Westling
Sana Labs
Mattias Prage
Advokatfirman Lindahl
Charlotte Skott
Head of Trade and Industry
City of Uppsala

Our partners