SmiLe Incubator

SmiLe is a specialized life science incubator for startups that enables a future of better healthcare.

This is realized by offering advanced coaching programs and building a community of world-class life science innovators.

We enable a future of better health by nurturing a community of passionate life science innovators.

In the centre of innovation

Located in Medicon Village, a life science cluster in Lund, Sweden, SmiLe facilitates startups looking to develop next-generation healthcare and life science technologies.

By bringing together life-science entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, the university and the municipality, we create an attractive, forward-thinking atmosphere that enables creativity and smart science to thrive.

Being a not-for-profit organization gives companies the security of knowing that we work only in the interests of the entrepreneurs we sponsor.

Team & Board

Meet our people


Board of directors

Reidar Gårdebäck, Chairman
Program Director, Medtech4Health, CEO, Oritivius AB, Senior General Manager, Spark Group AB

Per Persson
Director of Trade and Industry, City of Lund

Kerstin Jakobsson
CEO, Medicon Village Innovation AB 

Karl Philip Barakate
Business Development Manager, Department of Economic Development & Innovation, Region Skåne

Simon Jegou
Head of Business Development in Life Science, LU Innovation

SmiLe Newsroom

A region of innovation

Grow your life science business in an area renowned for innovation

Scientific centers of excellence in the region

SmiLe is in a unique position in Medicon Village in Lund. The facilities provide an excellent base for you to expand, surrounded by companies where you can share expertise and gain access to a wide variety of advanced instrumentation.

  • Ideon Science Park has a long tradition of creating innovation within life science, software, IoT, Telecommunications, energy and new materials.
  • The European Spallation Source is one of the largest science infrastructure projects being built in Europe today. Designed to generate neutron beams for science, ESS will benefit a broad range of research, from life science to engineering materials, from heritage conservation to magnetism.
  • MAX IV Laboratory is a new synchrotron facility being built in Lund. When fully developed, it will receive more than 2,000 scientists annually from Sweden and the rest of the world
  • Lund University Faculties of Medicine, Science, Economics and Engineering
  • Mobile Heights, a non-profit ICT cluster promoting innovation and growth in the digital world by connecting business, academia and society.
  • Medicon Valley Alliance, MVA, a Danish-Swedish networking organization for the entire life science community in Greater Copenhagen.
  • Medeon Science Park and Incubator in Malmö focuses on knowledge-intensive companies in life science.

Greater Copenhagen

Greater Copenhagen is a world class science and business region. It’s where Denmark meets Sweden and where companies and organizations cooperate and connect people across sectors, industries, cultures and countries. It’s an area of smarter thinking, smarter cities and smarter technologies.

Innovations from Lund

Many of the things you use or treatments you may need were invented here in Lund. They include:

  • Hemodialysis for patients with kidney failure
  • Steroids used as asthma medicine
  • Dry powder inhalators for asthma medicine
  • Medical ultrasound
  • Laser cancer treatment
  • Dopamine as a neurotransmitter
  • The Tetrahedron milk package made famous by Tetra Pak
  • Bluetooth
  • Inkjet printers
  • And much more

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We’d love to hear from you if you want to be a member, sponsor, partner or potential investor in one of our companies.

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Scheeletorget 1
Medicon Village
223 63 Lund

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