The Stockholm-Uppsala region forms one of the largest life science clusters in northern Europe, with Uppsala Science Park well established as a key hub.
Established in 1985, the park comprises 69 000 sqm and has a current occupancy rate of 95%. The 140 tenant companies are primarily within life science, but you will also find leading edge businesses involved in materials science, medical technology, aerospace and IT. Meet Uppsala Science Park in booth 67 at BIO-Europe Spring, 4-6 April, in Kista.
“Right in the center”
According to Karin Boberg, Director, the main selling point is simple: “Without doubt it’s the location. Firstly, Uppsala Science Park is right in the center of the campus that has emerged around Uppsala’s two universities (Uppsala University and SLU) where world-leading research and education are conducted at about 200 departments. Then there is the additional benefit that the park is literally across the road from Uppsala Akademiska Sjukhus, which we find acts as the perfect stimulus for translational research. Finally, there is a whole eco-system of support services and SMEs that enables tenants to combine research with manufacturing and production if required.”
High Nordic standards
Facilities for tenants match the high standards that are the norm in the Nordic region, with both spacious modern offices and well-equipped laboratory and production areas. “We aim provide the ultimate conditions in terms of office space and required infrastructure in order for our tenants to be able to focus on growing their businesses. Combining this with the proximity to the universities, we anticipate Uppsala Science Park becoming the natural hub for companies, organizations and scientists. We also plan to extend our current mix of companies to create an even stronger platform for collaborations”
15 minutes to Arlanda
For prospective international tenants, Boberg also believes the park offers strong attractions:
“The location is again ideal – only 15 minutes to Arlanda with its excellent international flight connections. Uppsala already is home to leading international life science companies such as GE, Olink and Gyros and you will find a vibrant internationally oriented community and a talented labor pool. Finally, we are confident start-up and running costs are competitive.”