Our programmes

Future Retail Lab

Trade & Hospitality Accelerator Programme
" Industry-specific workshops
" Knowledge & experience exchange
" Development of business models
" Inspiration
For owner-managed companies in the trade and hospitality sector who want to transform their business in response to globalisation and digitalisation.
22 Feb - 31 May
PROGRAMME CLOSED

eXpression Design

Product Development Program
" Inspirational lectures
" Study visits to manufacturers
" Business development
" Individualised coaching
For designers who run businesses and have the will and drive to gear up their creativity with local production and entrepreneurship with enhanced profitability and new markets.
24 May - 14 Aug
PROGRAMME CLOSED

Creatives

Incubator
" Customised workshops
" Financial support
" Personal business coach
" SPARK mentor and industry expert
For those who have a business and developed a prototype or finished product, proven that there is a market, working at least half-time and ready to take the next step.
Continuous intake
APPLICATION OPEN

Express

Pre-incubator
" 9 preparatory workshops
" Market Verification
" Makerspaces and co-working
" Templates and tools
For those who have a business idea and want to develop a prototype of a product or service and investigate the need in the market, have the opportunity to spend about 10h a week.
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APPLICATION PENDING

Summer eXpression

Product Development Program
" Intensive Programme (7 summer weeks)
" From idea to sale at Designtorget
" Cooperation with manufacturing companies
" Follows the design process
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.
14 Feb - 13 Mar
APPLICATION PENDING

Cultural Heritage Programme

Business Development Programme Heritage & Sustainability
" Sustainable production and recycling
" Storytelling and branding
" The S-P-O-K manufacturer network
" Focus on cultural heritage and sustainable design
For those who want to create new sustainable concepts and offers, develop your story and discover new digital production methods - in a context where cultural heritage is at the centre.
Start 20 Oct
APPLICATION IS OPEN
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Get feedback on your business idea

Want to talk to someone about your business idea or find out more about our programmes? Book a first digital meeting with one of our business coaches.

Per

Vågebrant

Business coach / NEST

Stefan

Eriksson

Community Manager | Game Hub Umeå

Fanny

Lindén

Business Coach | Cultural Heritage Programme

Anna

Wikholm Kjellberg

Business Coach | Creatives

Annakarin

Nyberg

Business Coach | Creatives

Emil

Hägglund

Communication strategist & business coach | Express