Swedish incubators hold high quality and several of them are ranked among the best in the world, for example in UBI Globals’s international rankings of incubators. They play an important role in the regions as an engine for innovation and innovation in business.

A national initiative, partly financed by Vinnova – Sweden’s Innovation Agency, is the National Incubator Program. Through joint development and transparent peer-to-peer reviews it not only adds a quality stamp to member incubators, but also drives the developement of outstanding support to startups and scaleups. In this session we will talk more on how this work is carried out.


  • Maria Olofsson, Uminova Innovation
  • Catharina Sandberg, LEAD
  • Anna Bergstrand, Vinnova – Sweden’s Innovation Agency

About the organiser
Swedish Incubators & Science Parks (SISP) is the member association for Sweden’s incubators and science parks as regional innovation hubs across the country. SISPs members support knowledge and technology based startups and scaleups, as well as established industries and the public sector, to develop a sustainable society through innovation. Several members also run business angel networks and seed capital funds.