From knowledge to value

We work for the creation of value in society, based on transformation of knowledge and research into innovations for a better world.

Innovation support at Uppsala University

UU Innovation helps you develop your ideas

At Uppsala University, innovative ideas with real impact potential can crop up anytime and anywhere. Whatever their nature, working mechanism to capture and nurture them are all in place.

UU Innovation support students, researchers and employees at Uppsala University who want to develop an idea or create impact from research results. Our support is free, confidential and we take no equity. UU Innovation's team of experienced business advisors and intellectual property experts are ready to support you with most aspects of commercialisation. Maybe you need help with protecting your idea or financing to test your idea? We can help you explore the potential of your idea and guide you through the first steps towards application and impact.

Develop your idea

The Innovation Partnership Office helps you build fruitful cooperations

Building collaborative relationships with business and organisations boosts the quality of the university's research and education, strengthens its innovation capacity, and brings true benefits to society.

The Innovation Partnership Office initiates and supports innovation projects and collaborative platforms between the university’s researchers and external organisations to meet societal challenges. Therefore much of our work deals with bringing together different skills. As a researcher you can contact us if you need help finding relevant external contacts for your project, if you require support with cooperation agreements or need advice on funding opportunities or even general advice on how to get started with a collaboration.

Are you working outside of the university and interested in collaborating with our researchers? The Innovation Partnership Office is your entry point to exciting research and innovation projects that can help develop your business and operations.

Establish collaboration

One of the world's top 100 universities

Many companies and organisations of different sizes and from different industries and sectors, have active research and development collaborations with researchers or research groups at Uppsala University. These can be anything from collaboration with individual researchers, to larger co-financed projects and partnerships. Uppsala University covers a large range of subjects and is also one of the world's 100 best universities. The likelihood is great that we can find a match between your operative needs and specialised skills at the university.

Want to be one of those who develop their business through a closer relationship with Uppsala University? You’re welcome to contact us at the Innovation Partnership Office!

We are part of a strong innovation system

The ecosystem for innovation support surrounding Uppsala University is one of the best in Sweden and is competitive on an international arena. It’s a cohesive and effective innovation environment that can offer support from the time before an idea is born to fully-fledged activities whatever the desired outcomes.

UU Innovation, together with the university's Innovation Partnership Office and most of the other key players in Uppsala’s innovation system, can be found at the same address in Uppsala Science Park. Contacts and decision processes are simple, transparency is tangible, and players can quickly get access to a broader base of resources than are available in their own organization. It creates favourable conditions for innovation development in the Uppsala region.

Uppsala University has built a robust support system for researchers and students as well as for supporting companies and organisations seeking collaboration with the university as part of their research and development. Our joint network is a strength that can be used to your benefit, whether you are inside or outside academia.

Innovation Office - a government commission

In 2008 Uppsala University was given the opportunity to develop an innovation office with the task of increasing the utilization of research. The development of the innovation office was to be carried out in close cooperation with other universities and colleges in the region.

Uppsala University leadership decided to incorporate the innovation office into UU Innovation's business, which since 2007 has supported researchers and students in utilization of their research through commercialization and collaboration with industry and society.

In developing the innovation office, UU Innovation was also given the responsibility for increasing cooperation with the universities in the region who were not able to establish their own innovation office. An agreement on collaboration thus exists with Dalarna University and the University of Gävle.

Along with these institutions, we strive to:

• Develop and strengthen innovation at each institution.

• Through knowledge and experience, enable an effective, sustainable and tailored innovation support to best promote the utilization of research and knowledge.

• Stimulate university-wide projects in both cooperation and commercialization

The partnership also means that the other universities, as needed, can take advantage of the capabilities and expertise built up in UU Innovation, including areas such as IP/patents, financing tools and collaboration methods.

A very close collaboration also exists with the innovation offices at KTH and Karolinska Institute and SLU, which was awarded its own innovation office in 2012. UU Innovation has also established cooperation with other players in the Uppsala region's innovation system.

Innovations in energy, materials and health

Uppsala University is involved in three of the five consortia within the EU collaboration European Institute of Technology (EIT), which will turn Europe into world innovation leaders. Uppsala University is involved in energy, KIC InnoEnergy, raw material, KIC EIT Raw Materials and healthy living and active ageing, KIC EIT Health. The consortium includes research institutions, industry and several leading universities in Europe.

UU Innovation is involved in EIT Raw Materials and EIT Health to help develop new innovations in materials and health.

Last modified: 2021-02-01