2024-03-13 12:51Press release

Smile's CEO Ebba Fåhraeus appointed as a member of the government's advisory group for life science

Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO, SmiLeEbba Fåhraeus, CEO, SmiLe

Lund, Sweden – Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO of SmiLe, has been elected as a member of the Swedish Government Office's advisory group for life science. The reference group assists the Government Office's Life Sciences office in an advisory capacity in the work on the national life science strategy and consists of experts and representatives from, among others, healthcare, academic institutions, industry, and patients.


The Life Sciences office, led by Jeanette Edblad, works to increase coordination within the life science sector. The purpose of the reference group is to exchange knowledge, provide insights into sector developments, and support the implementation of the national life science strategy.


"I am very pleased that SmiLe, and thus Sweden's business incubators, are now represented in the government's advisory group for life science, and that innovation and entrepreneurship are part of the agenda. Collaboration is important for Sweden to remain a leading life science nation, and I look forward to contributing my experience in working with startups and my knowledge of the Swedish innovation support system," says Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO of Smile.


Making use of the world-leading research that is conducted in Sweden, both when it comes to therapy and prevention, and translating it into societal benefit, but also solving the difficult compensation issue that today makes it challenging to ensure preventive, effective and equal care throughout the country are other issues that Ebba Fåhraeus considers important.


The members of the reference group are appointed by the Minister for the Ministry of Climate and Enterprise, Ebba Busch. The appointment is effective from March 11, 2024, until August 31, 2026.

For more information:

Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO, SmiLe, tel: +46 73-400 04 33, ebba@smileincubator.life

Language: English

About SmiLe

SmiLe Incubator is a life science business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden. SmiLe offers business coaching, a broad international industry and investor network and a unique laboratory infrastructure with state-of-the art instrumentation. Since the start, SmiLe has helped 110 entrepreneurs commercialize their business ideas. Currently there are some 30 companies in SmiLe incubator which, together with alumni companies, have attracted more than EUR 841 million in venture capital since 2014. To date, 21 of SmiLe´s companies have launched an IPO. 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, Høiberg, Magle Chemoswed, Merck, Setterwalls, Zacco, Phase Holographic Imaging and ChemoMetec. www.smileincubator.life