2021-03-16 07:55News

Launch of rapid sustainability assessment for life science start-ups


Today, SmiLe announces the launch of a new rapid assessment tool – SmiLe´s SDG Scan – that makes it easy for early-stage life science businesses to measure their impact on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), even if they have limited time and resources. 

The SDGs, adopted by all United Nations Member States, are a blueprint for achieving an equal, healthy and sustainable future for the world. For companies in the life science sector, the ability to understand, measure and achieve progress against the SDGs is critical for success. 

However, many businesses, especially those just starting out, do not have the capacity to analyze all 17 SDGs and 169 targets – even though failing to do so can limit their ability to develop sustainable business practices, anticipate future needs, and secure funding and contracts that could be critical for growth. 

SmiLe’s new SDG Scan solves this problem by providing businesses with a full assessment of their impact on the SDGs in little more than two hours. The rapid assessment tool, specifically designed for life science start-ups, identifies the goals and targets most relevant to the business and creates a tailored plan for achieving progress against the SDGs. 

Businesses can also download and share a report of their assessment, which could be critical when applying for government funding, public procurement contracts or financial backing from investors.

It is very important for businesses to understand their sustainability impact. But the SDGs are complex, and most start-ups cannot spare the time to get to grips with them. That’s why we are delighted to be able to offer our new rapid assessment tool. Thanks to SDG Scan, companies can now obtain a full impact assessment report quickly and easily, making it much easier for them to attract team members, build stakeholder engagement and secure financial backing,” says Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO of SmiLe Incubator.

To celebrate the launch, SmiLe offers 30% off the SDG Scan packages for the first two weeks only. Enquire today to claim your discount.

For more information about SDG Scan, please visit: https://www.smileincubator.life/sdgscan/or contact Project Manager, Elisabete Oliveira at elisabete@smileincubator.life


For more information about SmiLe, please contact:

Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO of SmiLe Incubator, +46 (0)73 4000433, ebba@smileincubator.life

Language: English

About SmiLe

SmiLe Incubator is a life science business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund. SmiLe helps entrepreneurs to commercialize their ideas. There are currently 25 companies in SmiLe, which together with alumni companies, have attracted more than EUR 380 million in venture capital to date since 2014. SmiLe offers business coaching, a large network of contacts and a dynamic community, as well as well-equipped laboratories which is unique of its kind in Sweden. SmiLe is a non-profit organization and receives basic funding from Region Skåne, Lund Municipality, Lund University and Medicon Village. SmiLe´s sponsors are Agilent, Sparbanken Skåne, Awa, Høiberg, Prevas, Setterwalls, Zacco, Aqilion. SmiLe’s listed alumni companies have a market capitalization of EUR 1,28 billion (Q3 2020). www.smileincubator.life