The Incubator process

Incubate your company – here´s how SmiLe’s Incubator Program works


    We start with an evaluation process to assess your business model, team and Sustainable Competitive Advantages.

    Verifying your business model, product and idea is the first phase of the incubation and normally lasts up to 12 months, depending on the type of product/solution you are launching.

    Once you have validated the market for your product/solution, built a team and have a financing strategy, you start the development phase of the incubation program, which lasts up to 4 years, depending on the type of product.
  • GROW

    Once you’ve graduated from the incubator you can be part of our scale-up program which gives you continued access to labs, events and investment opportunities, community and our innovation network.

Our coaching model is built on 4 cornerstones:

Get individual support and guidance

Life science startups face unique business challenges and solutions, which is why we offer support and guidance based on your specific needs.

Benefit from bi-weekly meetings with a dedicated coach who follows your journey. Together we tailor solutions to your challenges to guide your business forward.

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Expert resources to help you resolve key startup issues

Business Forum gathers all the expertise you need in one place to focus on your company’s specific challenges.

Business Forum is:

  • A condensed business coaching forum where expert coaches meet to assess the problems of a specific company. The company presents its challenges/current situation at that forum.
  • All experts have deep knowledge and experience from different aspects of life science and give valuable feedback by assessing the situation and suggesting solutions/action points.
  • Regular Business Forum meetings have several outcomes including helping companies facing a particular challenge, checking on how things are going for each startup, and attempting to foresee and prevent any future problems.
  • Our experts share their network as well as their expertise.

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A complete program to help you prepare your strategies

Our Business Strategy Program teaches you how to think strategically and prepare to become the expert you need to be in your market to build a successful business.

We use traditional models like NABC / and real-world industry requirements. Most investors looking at life science companies will have due diligence criteria similar to NABC.

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Connect with our wide market network of investors, international partnerships and market leaders.

We facilitate access and exposure to key local and international market players. We help you validate your business model, scale your operations and build the right partnerships. All to help sell your innovation/solution.

Members get even more

Extra benefits

  • Market analysis
  • Board management platform
  • Regulatory services
  • Pitching and presentation
  • Financial management, eLearning
  • Patent services
  • Conference discount
  • Membership MVA – incl events
  • Membership Medicon Village
  • Mentor Program


We tell your story

Build marketing traction and get the publicity you need by publishing free press releases through SmiLe Incubator.

We help you with the whole process of writing news and press releases, everything from understanding what news is, to a journalist who can write your news and press releases, and advice and practical help on where, and who to send it to.

Publishing tools

Spread your news directly to the right channels using our online press release publishing tools – the easy way to getting noticed.

Labs & Equipment

Work in the best facilities

Make use of 300 m² core facility of 10 specialized laboratories and 1,700 m² of private laboratories so you can start working on your idea from day one – without having to invest in advanced instrumentation. It’s all there for you.

Core facility and your own lab

Private laboratories with office and a Core facility with 10 shared labs

Core facility (shared)

You can access 10 specialized, well-equipped labs in our core facility.

Private laboratories

Private laboratories with office space – office space “attached” to the laboratory.

Pricing example:

  • 8 sqm office – from 3,500 SEK per month
  • 17 sqm laboratory with 6 sqm office – from 8,300 SEK per month
  • Access to core facility and lab services from 2,000 SEK per month
  • Per-use fee for advanced instruments

Included in the monthly fee:

Lab coat laundry, low temperature storage, ice and ultra-pure water.

Access to (pay-per-use): autoclaving service, dish washing service, dry ice, hazardous waste disposal.

List of labs & equipment

Our 10 specialized laboratories

  • Cell lab for cell lines
  • Cell lab for primary cells
  • Histology
  • Protein production
  • Chemical and Biological analysis
  • Molecular biology
  • Microscopy
  • Wet lab

Advanced Instrumentation including

  • Flow Cytometry
  • Liquid and Gas Chromatography
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Liquid handling and automation
  • High Speed Centrifuges
  • Ultra precision balances
  • Fluorescent Microscopy
  • Real Time PCR
  • Spectroscopy (FT-IR, multimode plate reader)
  • Tissue dehydration and sectioning

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Martina Schneider

Senior Application Scientist

Per Brunmark

Director Core Facilities


Center of innovation

SmiLe is located at Medicon Village – a vibrant life science cluster where the university, public sector and industry gather under one roof.

The village is a factory for the future, housing the complete chain from research through innovation to commercialisation.

At SmiLe, entrepreneurs build their ideas into companies and bring solutions for better health to the market.

Convenient office space

At SmiLe you can choose between shared and private office space with all services included.

There are shared conference and meeting rooms that you can book, and you can eat lunch and share experiences with other entrepreneurs in the common dining area & kitchen.

All the services you need

As a member of SmiLe Incubator you get access to all services & amenities at Medicon Village. These include:

  • Labs & office spaces for scale-ups
  • Meeting service
  • Postal service
  • Phone & IT service & support
  • Car rental service
  • Meeting rooms
  • Restaurant & Bistro
  • Gym & sports hall
  • Sauna
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