Collaborating for better healthcare

At SmiLe you build a successful business in a community of professionals committed to innovation. Exchange ideas and get inspiration from professional on-site sponsors ready to help solve your challenges.

Members of the SmiLe community share their expertise, services and knowledge with each other. All supported by SmiLe’s sponsors and partners.

We are growing a valuable portfolio of companies in various life science sectors and development stages to stimulate a rewarding exchange of experiences and knowledge between companies.

SmiLe´s networks for members

As a member you get so much more than coaching. You’re part of a community of coaches, peers, venture capitalists – quite simply a wider world of opportunities.

Portfolio Startups

Alumni community members

Industry network

Partnering for innovation 

Building innovation together

We facilitate matchmaking between industry and startups, and welcome industry players to join our broad network. Meet us at SmiLe or at one of the international partnering conferences we attend.

SmiLe is a hub for innovative companies that benefit from our processes designed to turn them into successful businesses. The magic ingredient is often an industrial partner who can add the skills and sales channels while benefiting from the leading-edge products and services created by our member companies.

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Investor network

Securing your financial future

SmiLe helps Life Science startups in every aspect of development, including financing, helping you achieve growth and success through strong investors and valuable partnerships.

We give you access to financial, licensing and transactional opportunities including:

  • Access to our network of life science investors, angel investors, and national & international VC funds
  • Regular matchmaking events between start-ups & investors
  • Guidance in building your company & investment case/preparing for receipt of investment funds
  • Helping entrepreneurs build a long-term investment/funding plan
  • Help in getting listed on the stock market
  • Regularly participating in national & international investment events
  • Access to our network of specialized life science investors from the region

If you are looking to invest in dynamic companies at the forefront of life science, then join our network of investors.

Sponsors & partners

SmiLe partners and innovation network

SmiLe networks of partners support our companies and community with services, mentorship, expertise, guidance, network and knowledge. They are your partners in innovation – supporting entrepreneurs in building successful companies.

Our networks includes:

  • Sponsors
  • Mentors
  • Partner network:
    Innovation Skåne, Medicon Village, Medicon Valley Alliance,
    Business Sweden, Invest in Skåne, Almi,
    Connect Syd, LU Innovation, LU Holding
  • Industry partners:
    Astra Zeneca


Do you have any questions about investor network or grants? Don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thomas Unt
Business Coach & Investor Relations

Do you want to become a partner? Contact me for more information.

Ebba Fåhraeus

Founding partners

We build sustainable companies that become a cornerstone of business in our region on behalf of our founding partners. This makes SmiLe an important part of the business community and contributes both locally and globally.

SmiLe Incubator is financed by Lund University, Lund Municipality, Region Skåne and Medicon Village – our founding partners.

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