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They could be the cultural and creative companies of the year

During the evening event, all finalists were announced and now have the chance to win prizes at the Umea Gala on 23 March. The three companies that can be...

Designers selected in Design Talents for Formex

From 17 to 20 January, Formex in Stockholm - the Nordic region's largest meeting place for interior design - will open its doors. From Umeå, four selected designers will travel down...


Crowdfunding led to new album and music video

Magda Andersson's fans and other backers raised a combined total of €7,000, following the end of the last crowdfunding campaign in December. The funds cover the production...


Entrepreneurs on the road to international ventures

In mid-January, four entrepreneurs will go on a study trip to northern Germany's largest lifestyle and fashion fair, Nordstil in Hamburg. The aim is to get ready...


Successful premiere for Umeå circus in Belgian church

Umeå-based circus company Kaaos Kaamos, led by Erik Glas, has recently premiered "It's warmer under the snow" in Belgium. The stage show is inspired by the...

They take home the prize in the UMA Furniture Fair

The UMA Furniture Fair architectural competition is over and the architects behind the winning entries are Emma Nordström, Alva Westlund, Roni Amini and William Tholl. They were judged on...


Here are the companies in the new Creatives

It is now clear which companies will be involved when the new version of eXpressions' incubator programme Creatives kicks off on 8 February. Find out...

Long read

The engineer who challenges music industry norms

He is the self-taught creative genius who can never be too good. Ruben Ångqvist leaves no one indifferent as he walks his own path, true to his habit....

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