2022-03-30 10:59News

SmiLe strengthens the team 

Lund, Sweden – SmiLe Incubator strives to continuously improve its operations to help startup companies and entrepreneurs to commercialize their innovations. We are therefore pleased to welcome Barbara Klein and Jacob Lundgren, who will strengthen the team with their experience in project management and funding. 


SmiLe’s project manager group is now being strengthened with the addition of Barbara Klein. She earned her Ph.D. in molecular biology at Umeå University in 2019, after which she has worked as a project manager and laboratory engineer. She has also worked in business development through her own company Kleinlabs. Our project managers develop educational programs and services for the incubator companies and for entrepreneurs who want to develop their projects and business concepts. They also design support tools, such as our latest product, SDG Scan, which helps companies to identify and work with their most important global goals under the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. 


Jacob Lundgren will provide support in business and funding at SmiLe Incubator and the angel investment company SmiLe Inject Capital, which is the first Swedish company of its kind to focus solely on promising early-stage life science companies. Previously, he worked with market and valuation analyses of companies at Gemstone Capital, a Danish corporate finance adviser that offers services in Denmark and Sweden.  


“We continuously broaden our offering for companies that want to transform their innovations and business concepts into profitable companies. We are therefore extremely pleased to expand the SmiLe team with more talented employees. The market is always the focus of our industry-specific tools and training programs that we design in-house, or in collaboration with other innovation actors, investors and the industry,” says Lina Boreson, Chief Operating Officer at SmiLe Incubator. 


Over 100 life science companies have participated in SmiLe’s incubator program to date. 


For more information, please contact: Lina Boreson, COO at SmiLe Incubator, +46 (0)703-781279, lina@smileincubator.life

Language: English

About SmiLe

SmiLe Incubator is a life science business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden. SmiLe helps entrepreneurs commercialize their ideas. There are currently 25 companies in SmiLe which, together with alumni companies, have attracted more than EUR 460 million in venture capital to date since 2014. SmiLe offers excellent business coaching, a broad international 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 1,3 billion (Q1 2021). www.smileincubator.life