UIC is ranked as the World's 4th best University-Affiliated Business Incubator

This is UIC

UIC is one of Sweden’s leading business incubators and accelerators and is ranked by UBI Global as the world’s 4th best business incubator affiliated with university.

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

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 Holding Company. 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, Östhammar and Södertälje (south of Stockholm).

During 2018, venture capital investments in UIC companies reached 502 MSEK (49 MEUR) and the total turnover was 526 MSEK (51 MEUR)


Over 4.3 BSEK (488 MEUR) have been invested in UIC companies since 2004

About 80 projects, startups and growth companies are admitted to UIC’s business development programs every year 


UIC evaluate about 230 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.

UIC takes no ownership in the UIC companies and doesn’t rent premises. In this way, UIC can act as an independent and focused partner.


  • 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

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

Our UIC partners