2023-02-13 13:33Press release

Ulrika Ringdahl new COO of SmiLe

Ulrika RingdahlUlrika Ringdahl


Lund, Sweden –
SmiLe Incubator appoints Ulrika Ringdahl as new COO. She has previously worked as CEO of Invest in Skåne, and since January 2023 she is Senior Advisor at SmiLe. In June she succeeds Lina Olsen Boreson who is moving on to a new role as Executive Director, Corporate Development at Sandberg Development AB.

Ulrika has extensive experience in life science and has worked with both innovation, commercialization, business development and international partnerships. She most recently held the position as CEO of Invest in Skåne where she was responsible for attracting international investments to the southernmost part of Sweden. Ulrika holds a PhD in Medical Microbiology from Lund University.

Ulrika takes over as COO on June 1st, 2023, until then she will continue as Senior Advisor.

“Lina has done a fantastic job in developing SmiLe and we are sad to see her leave. At the same time, I am very pleased that we have managed to recruit an extremely competent successor in Ulrika. We have had a close collaboration already during her time as CEO of Invest in Skåne and I am convinced that her experience and uniquely broad network will be a great asset for SmiLe”, says Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO of SmiLe Incubator.

”I am really looking forward to joining SmiLe's dynamic team and contributing to further developing SmiLe, expanding international partnerships and collaborations as well as strengthening Scanian life science in various ways”, says Ulrika Ringdahl.

För more information, contact: Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO of SmiLe Incubator +46(0) 73 4000433 ebba@smileincubator.life; or visit our newsroom.


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About SmiLe

SmiLe Incubator is a life science business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden. SmiLe have helped 100+ entrepreneurs commercialize their ideas. There are currently 30 companies in SmiLe incubator which, together with alumni companies, have attracted more than EUR 717 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, Magle Chemoswed, NanoTemper Technologies, Phase Holographic Imaging and ChemoMetec. 21 of SmiLe´s companies have launched an IPO. The listed alumni companies have a market capitalization of more than EUR 500 million (Q4 2022). www.smileincubator.life