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One of the world's best incubators affiliated with the university

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Arctic Business is Sweden's northernmost incubator, but also the world's 7th best and affiliated with Luleå University of Technology. We operate in northern Sweden — an area that spans 20 municipalities, 300 000 inhabitants and 20% of Sweden's landmass. Our task is to create new successful innovative growth and export companies from northern Sweden.

We are looking for you who have an innovative business idea that you want to get started. You can be a student, researcher, innovator or maybe you work in a company and want to spin-off a new idea. We help locals from Norr- and Västerbotten but also you, wherever you are in the world, that wants to establish your company here.

We solve important problems of today and tomorrow here!



Can you help me?

We work with ideas from all industries that meet our criteria. The ideas come from individual entrepreneurs, Luleå University of Technology, institutions and research organizations, as well as spin-offs from existing companies.

Together with us you get access to the right network, both on a national and international level. We give you effective methods to develop your business in the best possible way. Help to build and find the right skills for your team and last but not least get funding to achieve all this.

We also have some special projects and business sector, a benefit for different areas such as space and energy, please read more below.

Why should I choose you?

We have helped over 150 companies and 1500+ people with ideas to come forward. With our long experience, ranked one of Sweden's top 10 incubators (Vinnova Excellence) and the world's 7th best with close connection to Luleå University of Technology, you can be sure that we will give you all the support you need.

Through us you gain access to a wide network, thanks to our membership in SISP, which is an industry organization for Sweden's incubators and Science Parks, with 65 members all over Sweden, which together host over 5,000 companies with approximately 72,000 employees.

Come and meet us and we'll tell you more and please feel free to contact some of the companies we have worked with before.

Who’s behind you?

We were founded in 2005 and is a Swedish private limited company owned by LTU Holding AB, Norrlandsfonden, Region of Norrbotten, Luleå and Skellefteå municipality (Skellefteå industrihus AB).

Our activities are financed by our owners, Piteå municipality, Längmanska-företagarfonden, Framtidsbanken and funding from the Vinnova Excellence program - a selected group of the very best incubators in Sweden.

We also operate in projects that are funded by e.g. Tillväxtverket, European Space Agency, Swedish National Space Agency, Skellefteå Kraft to name a few.

Our projects


ESA BIC Sweden

Space Incubator ESA BIC Sweden is a national effort on behalf of ESA, the European Space Agency. It is funded and supported by the ESA Space Agency and Vinnova.
ESA BIC Sweden is led by Arctic Business in Luleå, and carried out in collaboration with the Uppsala Innovation Centre and Innovatum in Trollhättan.

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North Sweden Cleantech

North Sweden Cleantech aims to develop new and growing companies, more commercially viable products and services with environmental relevance. The major focus is to attract an international market for increasing exports of environmental services or products.

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EIT Raw Materials

EIT RawMaterials is an innovation initiative in the mining and minerals sector and consists of 120 partners from 22 European countries. The mission is to strengthen the European commodities industry by building networks and strengthen relations between actors in business, research and higher education. Part of the initiative is to finance start-ups and major innovation projects.

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GO Business

Helps entrepreneurs in the service sector with the support and help needed to realize their ideas, from their first steps as an entrepreneur to achieve their goals and visions. Piteå Science Park is the founder of Go Business Incubator and is responsible for the developement of the business. LTU Business runs the project Go Business, Arctic Business Incubator's collaboration partners.

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RIT Rymd för innovation och tillväxt

RIT is an initiative that Luleå Technical University with partners started to createregional growth by strengthening the space industry's ability to collaborate in research and innovation projects where even small and medium-sized enterprises is seen as an important resource.



Arctic Game Lab

Arctic Game Lab is an organization focusing on strengthening the gaming industry in northern Västerbotten and Norrbotten (Skellefteå, Piteå, Boden, Luleå). ABI works with them on business development and helps to create new companies around gaming ideas here. Arctic Game Lab also leads the Innovation Game project.

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Qvarken Game Industry

The aim of the Qvarken Game Industry project is to strengthen and speed up the start-up phase and the internationalization of companies in the game industry. The project implements tools and processes for game industry innovation systems in Ostrobothnia and Westrobothnia, increasing game companies' expertise in business development and internationalization of the global gaming market.

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