Do you have an idea that you think can be developed into a successful business? If so, the business incubators in Västra Götaland may be a good start.
The incubators’ task is to facilitate development in newly established growth and knowledge companies. The incubator can also provide advice, help with patents and funding and much else. Below you can find information about and links to the incubators to which Region Västra Götaland grants funds. In 2009 Region Västra Götaland made grants totalling approximately 18 million SEK to the incubators.
Inkubatorkompetens (Incubator Competence)
Inkubatorkompetens is a network for incubators in western Sweden. Its goal is to increase the survivability and rate of growth of the companies in the incubator. This is achieved among other things by strengthening cooperation and enabling exchanges of experience between the incubators in the network. Inkubatorkompetens also provides funding for strategic competence development projects.
Brewhouse Innovation is part of the Brew House Göteborg business park, a creative centre for companies in the music, film and media sectors. The vision is that Göteborg and western Sweden will be an innovative business centre for companies in the experience industry locally and globally.
Web-site (Swedish only): Brewhouse Incubator
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Chalmers Innovation in Göteborg is open to ideas of any origin as long as they are technology-based. They may come from existing industries, innovators from industry, or students or researchers from the world of higher education. A further condition is that the companies will be able to grow and become large growth companies in an international market.
Web-site (Swedish): www.chalmersinnovation.com
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Encubator helps in developing ideas coming from research, business and individual innnovators. This is done in cooperation with students from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship ( CSE ), Göteborg International Bioscience Business School ( GIBBS ) och the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.
Framtidens Företag (Companies of the Future)
Framtidens Företag in Göteborg is an incubator offering newly established companies in all sectors office space in a work environment with other entrepreneurs. Framtidens Företag does not demand a share of a company’s ownership and in addition to office space also offers coaching and advice, lectures and courses.
Web-site (Swedish only): www.framtidensforetag.nu
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Gothia Science Park Incubator
Gothia Science Park incubator is located on the campus at the University of Skövde. The incubator supports researchers and students at the University of Skövde and the University of Agricultural Sciences in Skara and offshoots from industry and private individuals.
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GU Holding is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Gothenburg. The company funds and develops new companies based on research findings and other cutting-edge academic competence from the University of Gothenburg.
Inkubatorn i Borås
Inkubatorn i Borås (The incubator in Borås) offers a dynamic process for the development of people, businesses and companies. The incubator provide proactive and tailored business support, financial, technical and commercial networks, a creative growth environment and related office services.
The city Borås is located 60 km east of Gothenburg.
Web-site: http://www.ink-boras.se/ (Swedish only)
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Innovatum Science Park
Innovatum Science Park offers incubator places for entrepreneurs whose ideas can be placed in one of the park’s three focus areas: Audiovisual technology, Energy technology and environmental engineering, and Production engineering. Innovatum Science Park also has design as a value word, which must permeate the three focus areas. This means that ideas can be oriented towards design.
Innovatum Science Park is located in Trollhättan.
Sahlgrenska Science Park
Sahlgrenska Science Park is located in Göteborg, next to Sahlgrenska University Hospital. It offers researchers and innovators with good ideas free evaluation and help with development and funding of business concepts in the life science field, i.e. biological and medical areas. Sahlgrenska Science Park’s vision is to contribute to the development of the already successful medical sector in the region to develop into an attractive international centre in the field of life science.