Knowledge and network – for speeding up growth and success
UIC (Uppsala Innovation Centre) is one of Sweden’s leading business incubators and accelerators and is ranked as the world’s 4th best business incubator affiliated with University 17/18 by UBI Global 2018.
UIC supports entrepreneurs, scientists, innovators and management in their efforts to commercialize their ideas. Nine out of ten UIC alumni companies remain active in the market today.
UIC offers business development support, knowledge and tools for innovative projects and growth companies that want to advance, scale-up and reach an international market.
UIC is open for projects and companies within all industries, e.g. Life Science, ICT and technology.
Our goal is to help businesses achieve sustainable and viable growth.
“UIC is ranked the world’s 4th best university-affiliated business incubator.”
The UIC model includes business development programs and a broad network of carefully selected business coaches from the commercial sector, all focused on helping companies achieve their stated goals. Moreover, UIC has a network of about 20 specialists, industrialization coaches, experienced in moving from prototype to series production etc.
UIC does not take ownership in the companies and can thus be an independent support partner to the companies. UIC offers support in finding financing and gives access to commercial and technology networks. Moreover, UIC doesn’t rent premises since the incubator companies should sit where they do their business best.
UIC is located in Uppsala, Östhammar and Södertälje (south of Stockholm).
UIC is owned equally by STUNS (the Foundation for Collaboration between the Universities in Uppsala, Business, and the Public Sector), the municipality of Uppsala, SLU Holding, and Uppsala University Holding Company.
UIC is a member of Swedish Incubators & Science Parks (SISP) the trade association for Swedish incubators and science parks. UIC is also part of Swedish innovation agency Vinnova’s program Innovation Support – Excellence.