Umeå is a strong actor within the Swedish innovation system. The city 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.
Uminova Innovation is a member of the Swedish Incubators & Science Parks, with over 30 years of combined knowledge of business development and innovation. Their innovation manifesto has the purpose to ensure that more innovative knowledge-intense companies are developed and create value for Sweden; consolidating the cooperation between research, education and industry – and overall strengthening Sweden's innovative power.
Sweden’s ambition is to be the world’s best country for innovation. Umeå is a strong contributor to make that happen.
"Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – are supplying knowledge and competence to industries all over Sweden. Through collaborations between the academic world and industry, new enterprises and innovations are taking form."