Uppsala BIO Research Project

In 2003, Vinnova (the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems,www.vinnova.se) began the financing of a project with the purpose of developing the biotech cluster in the Uppsala region. The project is to last 10 years and is run by Uppsala BIO – the Life Science Initiative (www.uppsalabio.com). In 2003 Uppsala BIO appointed CIND to follow the project’s development over time (följeforskning).

CIND’s activities in this project include the following: 

1. To systematically evaluate and document Uppsala BIO’s activities and process in order to facilitate improvements in Uppsala BIO and other similar projects.

2. To establish a close connection with Uppsala BIO’s steering committee, project management, and other Uppsala BIO stakeholders through periodic communications in order to ensure that CIND’s role provides value to Uppsala BIO.

3. To provide opinions and suggestions for improvements based upon CIND’s participation in the project.

The following reports and publications are examples of research generated in connection to this project:



Indikatorer för Uppsala BIO 2009:2 (382 kb)
Life Science i Uppsala: Företag 2008. The report presents a mapping of Life Science firms active in Uppsala 2008.
(Daniel Hallencreutz, Pär Lindquist and Anders Waxell)

Indikatorer för Uppsala BIO 2009:1 (298 kb)
Leverantörer till Life Science i Uppsala:En studie av Life Sciencesektorns betydelse för Uppsalaregionens teknik- och IT-konsulter.
(Daniel Hallencreut and Pär Lindquist)

Indikatorer för Uppsala BIO 2008:1 (357 kb)
Life Science i Uppsala: Företag 2007. The report presents a mapping of Life Science firms active in Uppsala 2007.
(Per Lundequist and Anders Waxell)

Indikatorer för Uppsala BIO 2007:1 (301 kb)
Life Science i Uppsala: Företag 2006. The report presents a mapping of Life Science firms active in Uppsala 2006.
(Per Lundequist and Anders Waxell)

Teigland, R. and Lindqvist, G. (2007). Seeing eye-to-eye: How do public and private sector views of a biotech cluster and its cluster initiative differ?European Planning Studies, vol. 15, nr 6: 767-786.

Waxell, A. and Malmberg, A. (2007). What is global and what is local in knowledge-generating interaction? The case of the biotech cluster in Uppsala, Sweden. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, vol. 19, nr 2: 137-159.

Teigland, R., Hallencreutz, D. and Lundequist, P. (2006). Uppsala BIO - the Life Science Initiative: Experiences of and reflections on starting a regional competitiveness initiative. In: MacGregor, R. C. et al. (eds), Small business clustering technologies: applications in marketing, management, IT and economics. London: Idea Group Inc. 

– Att sjösätta ett regionalt klusterinitiativ: Erfarenheter och lärdomar av Uppsala BIO - en Vinnväxtsatsning. Årsrapport 2004, Uppsala University, CIND.

CIND Research Paper 2005:3 (265 kb)
Uppsala BIO - the Life Science Initiative. Experiences of and Reflections on Starting a Regional competitiveness Initiative
(Robin Teigland, Daniel Hallencreutz and Per Lundequist)

CIND Research Paper 2004:1 (922 kb)
Investigating the Uppsala Biotech Cluster
(Robin Teigland, Göran Lindqvist, Anders Malmberg and Anders Waxell)