Umeå has an effective and inclusive support system for innovation with world class academic and business incubators [with wide-ranging focus from biomedicine to creative and cultural sectors]. Equally important is the environment in which they operate. Fortunately, it lies in Umeå’s DNA to work inclusively and to challenge perceptions, creating a reflexive and stimulating environment to work in.
“It´s about people and creativity, strong universities, collaboration between universities, between private companies, but also the local community and the city. Umeå is a driver for innovation a place where there is a push for new things.”
To solve difficult questions Mikael Damberg, the Swedish minister of enterprise & innovation speaks highly of Umeå as a driver for innovation.