Uppsala Innovation Centre is an acceleration firm with a university connection by UBI Global 2015. UIC supports entrepreneurs, scientists, innovators and management in their efforts to commercialize their ideas. It offers business development support, knowledge and tools for innovative projects and growth companies that want to advance, scale-up and reach an international market. It prefers to invest in companies operating in the life science, internet, communication and technology sectors. It also offers support in finding financing and gives access to commercial and technology networks. It was founded in 1999 and is based in Uppsala, Sweden with additional offices in Östhammar and Södertälje in Sweden.