Innovation support system

eXpression Umeå is part of a network of innovation actors that work together to offer the best innovation support to creators who have ideas and innovations with the ambition to develop sustainable businesses. Below is a list of some of these actors. 

Not sure which actor to turn to? Email or call us and we'll guide you.

Contact us and tell us about your idea

Do you have an idea, innovation or business in the artistic, cultural and creative industries? Get in touch with us and maybe we can help develop it further.

Uminova Innovation

Uminova Innovation is a sister incubator to eXpression Umeå that works with the development of scalable business ideas mainly in tech. 

Innovation Office at Umeå University 
Umeå University's innovation offices work primarily in the early stages of business ideas, i.e. before they are incorporated.

Umeå University Holding
Umeå universitet Holding AB is the holding company of Umeå University. Together with our subsidiaries, including eXpression Umeå, Umeå University Holding contributes to the commercialization and utilization of ideas generated by researchers, students and employees at Umeå University.

UBI is a Life Science incubator owned by Umeå University Holding, Umeå Kommunföretag, Region Västerbotten and SLU holding

BIC Factory
BIC Factory is a business incubator owned by Umeå municipal companies that offers premises, support and networks to young entrepreneurs.

Almi is a government organisation that provides business loans, venture capital and business development for growing companies.

Connect North
Connect is a non-profit organisation that matches entrepreneurs with skills and capital from the business community.

Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network offers free help for your company to find international business partners such as more customers, suppliers, innovative solutions or collaborations.