Advice and support

Under the name Smartup Skellefteå, several business and innovation-promoting actors are working together to support those who want to explore new ideas, start or grow their business. You get inspiration and knowledge, coaching, tools and contacts to develop, verify, finance or scale business ideas and innovations in a smarter way.

Many of Smartup's activities take place in The Great Northern, Skellefteå's co-working house and innovation hub that brings together many startups, incubators and events for those who run their own business. There are also office spaces available for rent if you want to develop in a creative environment with other entrepreneurs.

It's easy to get started. Send an email to or contact one of the Smartup actors for guidance!

Stakeholders in Smartup

The Adopticum Foundation is a business with expertise in optical measurement technology; both sensor technology and development of software for optical measurement systems. It helps companies to develop products and services based on optical measurement technology and can assist in seeking funding for development projects.

Visit Adopticum External link.

Almi Nord offers loans and business development to companies that want to develop and grow. They cater for new and innovative ideas as well as for established companies with growth ambitions.

Visit Almi Nord External link.

Arctic Business offers business development, capital provision and networking to create fast-growing and profitable companies that can operate in an international market. Their accelerator programme helps you refine your business idea and start planning for growth, and their incubator programme helps you with funding, team building and getting to market.

Visit Arctic Business External link.

Coompanion offers knowledge and free advice on financing and developing cooperative enterprises, social entrepreneurship and social innovations.

Visit Coompanion External link.

Go Business is an incubator for those who have started businesses in creative and cultural fields or other parts of the service sector. In the free programmes, you become part of a community and get inspiration and tools to develop your ideas, your brand and yourself as an entrepreneur.

Visit Go Business External link.

IUC Norr helps small and medium-sized industrial and industry-related companies to develop and move to the desired location. Tools include growth analyses, skills development initiatives and cluster building.

Visit IUC Norr External link.

LTU Business innovation advisors give you free coaching and help you test an idea at an early stage to explore the market potential.

Visit LTU Business External link.

The Business Start-up Centre provides free and confidential advice for those who want to start their own business. You can get help with your business plan and questions about budgeting, marketing and sales.

Visit Nyföretagarcentrum Skellefteå External link, opens in new window.

Innovation + supports companies and individuals with innovations for health and social care. They connect healthcare professionals, patients, businesses and researchers and create the conditions to develop, test and sell new products and services.

Skellefteå Science City runs projects that support innovation processes in various forms and enable collaboration between different industries. They develop clusters in cleantech, energy and the gaming industry and also run The Great Northern.

Visit Skellefteå Science City External link.

T2 College trains tomorrow's employees in the engineering, carpentry, sawmill and plastics industries, but also offers collaborations, workshops, courses and training that strengthen the skills and competitiveness of both new and established companies.

Visit T2 College External link.

The Unboxx Business Lab is run by experienced entrepreneurs. Based on the specific needs of each company, programmes are tailored to create the conditions to best test innovations/business ideas in the market. They want the innovator to focus on what they do best and they will take care of the rest. Together with their network they inject 1.000.000-10.000.000 SEK into each incubator company.

Visit Unboxx External link.

UF helps young people in Skellefteå to develop a business idea and try out life as an entrepreneur. They also inspire through conferences, lectures and educational materials.

Visit Ung Företagsamhet External link.

Advice from member organisations

Creates the conditions for starting, running, owning and developing businesses.

How to get help
As a member, you are offered benefits, networking, knowledge and practical help with your business. This can take the form of coaching, collaboration or financial support in developing a new product or service.

What you need

Find Företagarna here External link.

The Västerbotten Chamber of Commerce will be a united force for international growth on good terms and contribute to better sustainable growth for companies in Västerbotten. We will be a natural partner for both our members and other stakeholders.

How to get help
As a member, you have access to the world's largest and oldest business network with nearly 50 million member companies and 13,000 chambers of commerce around the world.

What you need
A membership

Find the Västerbotten Handelskammare here External link, opens in new window.

It should be easy to start, run and develop businesses. A better business climate for a better Sweden. That is our mission. We influence decision-makers and politicians all over the country and at all levels. We also give Swedish business a voice in the EU.

How to get help

What you need
A membership

Find Svenskt Näringsliv here External link, opens in new window.


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6 March 2023

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