Here’s how the SmiLe Incubator program works in 4 simple phases. Evaluate, Verify, Develop, Grow. Join us now and get the process started.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make use of 300 m² core facility of 11 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.
Work in the best facilities
Core facility and your own lab
Private laboratories with office and a Core facility with 10 shared labs
Core facility (shared)
You can access 11 specialized, well-equipped labs in our core facility.
Private laboratories with office space – office space “attached” to the laboratory.
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 (one rack per company), ice and ultra-pure water.
Build marketing traction and get the publicity you need by publishing free press releases through SmiLe Incubator. Spread your news directly to the right channels using our online press release publishing tools – the easy way to getting noticed.
In addition, 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.
Through SmiLe Incubators partner network, we frequently receive discount on International as well as national congresses and partnering conferences.
Pitching & presentation
Pitching & presentation
Financial management course by styrelseakademien
(in Swedish only) Ekonomi för beslutsfattare – eLearning i 4 moduler.
SmiLe Incubator members receive a substantial fee discount.
Ett digitalt kurspaket till dig som upplever att du behöver mer erfarenhet, genomslagskraft och tyngd i ekonomiska diskussioner – inte minst när du skall utvärdera de finansiella rapporterna du presenteras för i din styrelse.
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Recruit students from Lund University School of Economics & Management
SmiLe members have the opportunity to recruit students from Lund University School of Economics & Management (LUSEM) with knowledge in statistics, IT and business analytics to finance, accounting and marketing.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Create employer account. Contact us at email@example.com to receive the step-by-step instructions manual on how to create an account and post a job on Lund’s platform.
Step 2: Post an assignment/internship/job ad to MyCareer.lu.se for free. The ad remains live for 30 days. The description should include the scope, duration, weekly hours (recommended 5-10 max hours per week), salary/compensation (if any), job/assignment/task description, motivation/what’s in it for the student (experience gained).
Step 3: Contact LU Student Ambassador, Alice Serenhov at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alice provides advice on how to make your ad text as attractive for students as possible
Step 4: Hire student staff
Step 5: Inform Alice
Medicon village – in residence companies
SmiLe Incubator members in residence will also benefit from Medicon Village offerings and services.
Medicon Village offers meetings and collaborations in an innovative life science environment as well as a unique growth environment for over 150 organizations in life science. Members benefits from seminars and events, as well as work out classes, a gym and restaurants.
Medicon valley alliance free membership*
SmiLe members enrolled in the incubation program, are eligible to a free-of-charge membership in the organization Medicon Valley Alliance (MVA) and can benefit from the various events, offerings and networks arranged by MVA.
*the value of the membership is 10.000 SEK (7.300 DKK) plus 470 SEK (340 DKK) per employee Read more
Mentor program by astra zeneca exchange
SmiLe Incubator members will benefit from Astra Zenecas Exchange program: Business mentoring − supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in life science. By leveraging its industrial expertise in a business-to-business advisory model, AstraZeneca supports Nordic incubators and their start-ups via the AstraZeneca mentoring program.
Patent services by awa*
Gain outside insight! Find new business opportunities based on your own patent portfolio! SmiLe Incubator members receive a one-year free subscription (following a ‘how to’ workshop) of PatAlert – an product offer from AWA.
PatAlert is a tool that helps you gain context awareness in order to find unknown business opportunities and detect potential risks early. PatAlert explores the unknown and keeps you up to date automatically via weekly alert-mails, stating all new inventions and activity that has a connection to your own patent portfolio.
The subscription includes weekly Alert-mails:
Active players and new inventions in your field of tech
Inventions close to/or based on your technology
New inventions from your competitors
*the value of the annual subscription is € 2400 (SEK 25.500)
Supplier network by manufacturing guide
Get access to a niche network of innovation support suppliers! SmiLe Incubator members have access to the Manufacturing Guide, a tool that connects product ideas with the Swedish industry. It provides better conditions to match your product ideas with Swedish developers and manufacturers. Find out more
Media benefits by life science Sweden
The leading Nordic life science media and event organizer, Life Science Sweden offers to SmiLe Incubator members:
25% discount on all print advertising and native articles in the Life Science Sweden magazine
15% discount on all of our event partner-packages (exhibiting and speaking slots).
For more information contact Business Development Manager, Maria Eriksson at email@example.com.
Handelskammaren (Chamber of Commerce)
SmiLe Incubator and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry have entered into a strategic partnership that gives SmiLe member companies access to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry member offers while they also gain a valuable gateway to the large Chamber of Commerce and Industry network in the Southern Swedish business community. Among the benefits our members will have free access to education programs, some advisory services and most importantly, a large network of entrepreneurs. A broad network of contacts at an early stage is crucial for the development of these companies.
Board management platform by invono one
Improve corporate governance. Invono One is a digital platform for the company’s owners, management, teams and external stakeholders that simplifies, streamlines, structures, quality assures and improves information sharing.
SmiLe Incubator member companies receive a favorable offer.
Market evaluation & analysis by truly labs
Understanding your market is key for success. SmiLe Incubator members receive a special deal and support from Truly Labs to conduct market analysis and research related to market situation, healthcare players, competitors and business activities and deals within the targeted area. Assessing the marketplace realities and monitoring disease area, treatments, market access and trends among others.