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Sweden's leading incubator for cultural and creative businesses

We are a business incubator that supports driven entrepreneurs and creators in the cultural and creative industries. We offer business development, a creative coworking environment with a prototyping lab and the opportunity to be part of a growing community.

100

Every year, we support around 100 entrepreneurs and idea generators.

95

In 2023, we organised 95 different workshops and events.

9/10

Over 90 % of respondents give us an eight, nine or ten rating.

Umeå's design success at Stockholm Furniture Fair

Umeå's design success at Stockholm Furniture Fair

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Creatives are up and running! 

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Meet eXpression's new Industry Council

Our programmes

Express

Pre-incubator
" 9 preparatory workshops
" Market Verification
" Co-working and opportunity for makerspaces
" Templates and tools
" Business coaching
For those with an innovative business idea and want to develop a prototype of a product or service and explore market needs. You should be able to spend about 10 hours a week.
PROGRAMME START 10 APRIL 2024
APPLICATION OPEN

Creatives

Incubator
" 14 workshops and lectures
" In-depth business coaching individually and in groups
" Mentoring Programme
"Community & Co-working
" Possibility of prototype workshops
For businesses that are ready to take the next step. The company has developed a product or service and verified that there is a need and a market. You work at least 20 hours a week.
THE APPLICATION FOR THE PROGRAMME STARTING IN 2024 IS CLOSED
APPLY TO OUR COMMUNITY ON AN ONGOING BASIS

Summer eXpression

For young designers
" Intensive Programme (7 summer weeks)
" From idea to sale at Designtorget
" Cooperation with manufacturing companies
" Follows the design process " Business coaching
For students or a young designer and curious to learn the process from the drawing board to production and sales. A work sample is required for application.
Summer eXpression 2024 is cancelled
APPLICATION PENDING

NEST

Sustainable textile & fashion industry
" Pitch competition
" National bootcamp with business support
" Chance to win a 75 000 SEK scholarship
" Partner networks to boost growth
For those who want to contribute to a more sustainable textile & fashion industry through an innovation or your company and support the transformation of the sector.
NEST BOOTCAMP 14-15 MARCH 2024
APPLICATION OPEN

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JOIN EXPRESSION

Come and learn about our activities, get inspired, network and celebrate entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industries! The next Join will be held in autumn 2024.

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