Where students from all fields explore entrepreneurship

Innovation Boot Camp is an entrepreneurial boot camp, exploring what it means to run your own business.

This fall we visit six universities across all of Sweden, welcoming students from all programs and disciplines to participate in a 48-hour crash course seeking new business solutions to the UN Global Goals.

During three intensive days, you will work together in teams of 4 to develop innovative and impactful business solutions to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Guided by the local business sector, you will gain the tools to kickstart your journey and the network to continue your growth.

Wrapping up the weekend, you and your team will get a chance to present and get feedback on your idea from our jury, which will grant the sharpest teams with the opportunity to join us in San Fransisco.

Don't miss this chance to grow your knowledge, extend your network and perhaps even travel the world.

The Application Deadline closes on the 2nd of November.


The 3 best teams will continue their journey and be rewarded with a trip to

  1. San Francisco & Silicon Valley
  2. A European Innovation Destination
  3. A Nordic Innovation Destination

Third Stop Umeå

As the largest city in the northern part of Sweden, Umeå got a large innovation system of a collaborative nature. In fact, Umeå is
nominated to the “capital of Innovation Award” by the
EU-commision, because of its opened and dynamic innovation

With a large variety of incubators and a strong start-up scene,
Umeå is the ideal stage for realizing entrepreneurial dreams. In
addition, Umeå loves diversity. Therefore, it is also the ideal place
for breaking conventions, creating innovative and creative business

Your Weekend Journey

Inspiration Friday 17:00-21:00

Meet your team, get inspired by some of the regions most exciting business people and start your entrepreneurial journey.

Action Saturday 08:30-21:00
Get the tools and work together with professional business developers and grow your idea into a complete business solution.

Final Sunday 08:30-16:00
Connect and get to know the regional network, sharpen your business plan and present your solution to our jury.

Join Innovation Boot Camp And...

  • Gain the knowledge to start your own business
  • Receive a network with students from all fields and backgrounds
  • Meet and receive professional experience from local heroes
  • Get to know the regional Start-up and business scene
  • Contribute to finding sustainable solutions for the world of tomorrow
  • Get free food - breakfast, lunch, dinner - during the whole weekend
  • Finally, the chance to take part in the next international phase of the program


In Umeå, Innovation Boot Camp 2018 will take place at the Living Room in the Humanist Building at Umeå Universitet. The Boot Camp will be arranged together with Umeå Universitet Holding AB

Umeå University Holding AB is Umeå University's holding company and innovation office for researchers and students. Together with their subsidiaries, associated companies and partners, they participate in the commercialization of ideas generated by researchers, students and employees at Umeå University. Since Umeå Universitet Holding aims to achieve the same goals as Innovation Boot Camp - to support the commercialization of business ideas among students - they are the perfect partner for us in Umeå.


For Questions, Please Contact

Christopher Frisk

Project Coordinator