The interest for Umeå Tech Arena May 14 has been huge and the event is unfortunately sold out. But you can put your name on the waiting list and we’ll let you know if a spot opens up! Its also possible to follow the complete stage program through a livestream on our website.

Good Tech 
- not just another app

Technology impacts the environment, people and the society as a whole. And it is the way we use technology who determines if its impacts are positive to the society or negative. So, what tech does good? 

That’s something we will dive into at Umeå Tech Arena this time. We will showcase local examples of innovators and entrepreneurs that use technical solutions that do good.

Impact investments is also discussed with some of the leading investors in Sweden. And how entrepreneurs are a vital part of the solution to make the world a better place.

What's going on?

But we will also investigate technology trends that are close to a tipping point. What factors decides when technology tip over? What are fake trends and real trends in society? And how will technology shape the future for the next years to come.

Startup Program Pitching

As a warm up, we will showcase the entrepreneurs in Uminova Innovations Startup Program. The program helps the entrepreneurs to see if their business idea has a potential or not. Listen to their pitches, learn more about the tools they have used to test their ideas and see examples of previous participants in the program and where they stand today.

And as usual, there is a lot of time for networking and making new friends within the startup- and techcommunity.

Welcome on May 14!

Waiting list

On stage

Daniel Akenine
Technology and Security Officer for Microsoft

Keynote: What’s going on?

Some say technology no longer shapes the future. This is not true, there are so many technology trends that are close to a tipping point. But what factors decides when technology meets a tipping point? What are fake trends and real trends in society and how will technology shape the future for the next years to come?

Daniel Akenine

Daniel Akenine is working for the Microsoft Technology Office on the long term impact of technology on social and economic development. He is a member of ISO’s international expert group for cloud standards, vice chairman of the Swedish Computer Society, teacher at the Royal Institute of Technology and chairman for Iasa Sweden. He is also the co-founder of two technology companies and holds patent applications in Europe and the United States in applied cryptography. Daniel has a previous history as a brain researcher at the Karolinska Institute, developer and architect at the Nasdaq OMX stock exchange and lead architect for one of the largest Credit Management systems in Europe. Daniel is also an established Swedish fiction writer.

Anna Nordlander
Amazon & E-Commerce Expert, Founder Acnor

Panel member in the fireside chat "What's really going on?"

The future of retail, customer experiences and the opportunities for entrepreneurs online are three of Anna's top interests. She is often found discussing how companies can stay competitive in our rapidly evolving world and which opportunities and threats the big players like Amazon bring to the consumer market.

Anna Nordlander

Anna Nordlander has more than 7 years of experience from selling on Amazon, making her one of Sweden's top experts in the field. As the former CEO of The Friendly Swede, a Swedish business built exclusively on Amazon, Anna has hands-on experience from taking an early-stage startup to a well-established company selling internationally in seven different countries. Anna also has a passion for bringing female entrepreneurs forward in the online sector and was one of 14 official coaches in Amazon Germany's program "Female Entrepreneurs of the Future" during 2018.

Lena Fridlund Forsgren
Investment Manager, Partnerinvest Norr

Panel member in the fireside chat "What's really going on?"

Lena Fridlund Forsgren works as an investment manager and is responsible for the entire investment process, which involves finding, investing in and developing companies with growth potential as well as implementing an exit strategy from the holding. 

Lena Fridlund Forsgren

Before Lena became Investment Manager she had worked for over 20 years in the software and telecom industries in startups as well as large, established companies, both in Sweden and internationally. Lena, who holds an MSc in computer science and industrial economics, has also started and run her own company.

Jonas Andersson
CEO, Dicom Port

Startup Presentation: Digitalization and Healthcare; Quality Assurance in Radiology

The digitalization, or digital transformation, in society is predicted to have a substantial impact in healthcare in the coming years. From creating new workflows, increased quality of care and cost effectiveness to new horizons with artificial intelligence and deep learning applications. Dicom Port is a startup company focusing on quality assurance for radiology, an already technical specialty in healthcare, which can achieve great benefits from digital transformation.

Jonas Andersson

Jonas Andersson is a medical physicist and researcher active in Region Västerbotten and Umeå University, respectively. Jonas has worked with quality assurance within radiology for 15 years, including X-ray equipment functionality, radiation dose to patients and staff, as well as clinical image quality.

Tomer Shalit
CEO and Founder, ClimateView

Startup Presentation: A new standard for climate roadmaps

ClimateView is a response to the undeniable fact that the climate challenge is a race against time. We know we need to get to zero net CO2-emissions, and we know the sooner we get there, the better off we are. ClimateView is a new standard to lead climate transformation in cities, countries and companies. It’s a new visual language and the product of our knowledge in agile methodologies, digitalisation, data analysis and rapid software development. It is designed to simplify and accelerate the transition towards carbon-neutral economies. Our goal is to one day not exist. Our goal is to make ClimateView redundant by reaching global carbon neutrality.

Tomer Shalit

Tomer Shalit is the CEO and founder of ClimateView. After two decades engaged in Product Management and Agile Development, he decided to dedicate the knowledge and experience gathered in public and private organizations to address a cause that he feel truly concerned about, the climate challenge.

Johanna Hallin
Founder, Srey Invest

Participant in the investorpanel around Good Tech

After 20 years of business development, fuelled by sustainability, multi-sectoral innovation, communications, human rights and global development, Johanna Hallin founded Srey Invest – a values driven platform for investment. She’s also the founder of Inter Business, a knowledge lab devoted to exploring a future of sustainable business models.

Johanna Hallin

Johanna Hallin 20 years of global leadership experience and is the author of several book – the latest on how cognitive empathy can serve executive decisions. Johanna’s passion for sustainable business and human rights has led her to professional pursuits in almost 75 countries. She has served as Global Strategy Director for the Kinnevik companies’ international initiative Reach for Change, has founded and lead companies, and serves on the Board of Directors in both private and non-profit ventures.

Anette Nordvall
Early stage Nordic Tech Investor & Chairwoman We Don't Have Time

Participant in the investorpanel around Good Tech

Creative Strategist and Business Innovator with an aptitude for reactive actions attitude. Connecting efficient problem solving between idea, business innovation and result. Business Angel and Investor with engaging and high energy that thrives on creating higher value, like bringing old and new, or to early to perfect timing. I love Sales, Syndication investments, Collaborations, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Anette Nordvall

Anette Nordvall is currently a partner at Stockholms Business Angels - STOAF, a partnership and syndication of Business Angels actively investing in early stage technology and Medtech in Sweden. Venture Advisor to US East coast VC Capital A Partners active in the Nordics. Awarded Vinnova-Wallenberg Fellowship to Stanford University and Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto, CA, USA, researching angel investing and common investment values between the Nordics and Silicon Valley during 2016. Appointed by Swedish Business Magazine Di Digital as one of Sweden’s Most Powerful Tech-investors 2015, 2016. Named at Nordic100 Most Influential Person 2017. Nominated as Pay-it-forward Investor 2017 at Swedish Start-up Gala. Mentioned in EBAN 2018 report on 200+ most active Business Angels in Europe. Cored at Venture Cup Swedish Country final 2018 as "Sweden's nicest Business Angel”. And, Chairwoman for We Don't Have Time – Empowering Green Planet Business choices.









Markus Hökfelt
Fund Manager Almi Invest’s GreenTech fund

Participant in the investorpanel around Good Tech

As Fund Manager, Markus Hökfelt has overall responsibility for team and investments in Almi Invest’s GreenTech fund, which manages SEK 650 million. He also works with his own investments, which involves finding, investing in and developing innovative companies with growth potential as well as implementing an exit strategy from the holding.

Markus Hökfelt

Markus has extensive experience in the energy sector, where he was responsible for taking new technologies and business models to market. He has also been a management consultant and co-founder of a startup company. Markus holds an MSc in mechanical engineering and technology management.

Agenda, Tuesday 14th of May

Doors are opened

Norrlandsoperan

Part 1: Startup Program Pitching (optional)

The Startup Program Pitching will showcase the entrepreneurs in Uminova Innovations Startup Program. The program helps the entrepreneurs to see if their business idea has a potential or not. Listen to their pitches, learn more about the tools they have used to test their ideas and see examples of previous participants in the program and where they stand today.

Moderators is Magdalena Lindström and Johan Hedengran from Uminova Innovation

Main stage, Norrlandsoperan

Mingle and dinner

Mingle and talk to either the participants in the Startup Program by Uminova Innovation or the rest of the people in the tech- and startupcommunity in Umeå.

The bar will be open and you have the opportunity to buy yourself a vegetarian wrap for 75 SEK (which will make you feel full and satisfied for the rest of the evening).

Foyer, Norrlandsoperan

Part 2: Good Tech - not just another app

Keynote, What's going on? by Daniel Akenine, Technology Officer at Microsoft
Further presentation below

Firesidechat, What's really going on?
What tech trends will tip over?  When will they tip over? And can all tech do good? 
Participants: Daniel Akenine, Lena Fridlund Forsgren and Anna Nordlander
Further presentation below

Two examples of Good Tech Startups from Umeå
Jonas Andersson, CEO of Dicom Port
Tomer Shalit, CEO and Founder of ClimateView
Further presentation below

Investor discussions around Good Tech
Johanna Hallin, Srey Invest
Anette Nordvall, Early Stage Tech Investor
Markus Hökfelt, Fund Manager Almi Invest GreenTech Fund
Further presentation below

Nordea Grant Winners
Nordea hands out stipends on the total sum of 50 000 SEK to the three most promising business ideas in the Startup Program by Uminova Innovation

Moderators is Maria Olofsson and Linus Stark from Uminova Innovation

Main stage, Norrlandsoperan

After-party and mingle

Mingle and talk to  the rest of the people in the tech- and startupcommunity in Umeå or the speakers and investors from the stage program.

Foyer, Norrlandsoperan
Waiting list

Daniel Akenine
Technology and Security Officer for Microsoft

Keynote: What’s going on?

Some say technology no longer shapes the future. This is not true, there are so many technology trends that are close to a tipping point. But what factors decides when technology meets a tipping point? What are fake trends and real trends in society and how will technology shape the future for the next years to come?

Daniel Akenine

Daniel Akenine is working for the Microsoft Technology Office on the long term impact of technology on social and economic development. He is a member of ISO’s international expert group for cloud standards, vice chairman of the Swedish Computer Society, teacher at the Royal Institute of Technology and chairman for Iasa Sweden. He is also the co-founder of two technology companies and holds patent applications in Europe and the United States in applied cryptography. Daniel has a previous history as a brain researcher at the Karolinska Institute, developer and architect at the Nasdaq OMX stock exchange and lead architect for one of the largest Credit Management systems in Europe. Daniel is also an established Swedish fiction writer.

Read more

Anna Nordlander
Amazon & E-Commerce Expert, Founder Acnor

Panel member in the fireside chat "What's really going on?"

The future of retail, customer experiences and the opportunities for entrepreneurs online are three of Anna's top interests. She is often found discussing how companies can stay competitive in our rapidly evolving world and which opportunities and threats the big players like Amazon bring to the consumer market.

Anna Nordlander

Anna Nordlander has more than 7 years of experience from selling on Amazon, making her one of Sweden's top experts in the field. As the former CEO of The Friendly Swede, a Swedish business built exclusively on Amazon, Anna has hands-on experience from taking an early-stage startup to a well-established company selling internationally in seven different countries. Anna also has a passion for bringing female entrepreneurs forward in the online sector and was one of 14 official coaches in Amazon Germany's program "Female Entrepreneurs of the Future" during 2018.

Read more

Lena Fridlund Forsgren
Investment Manager, Partnerinvest Norr

Panel member in the fireside chat "What's really going on?"

Lena Fridlund Forsgren works as an investment manager and is responsible for the entire investment process, which involves finding, investing in and developing companies with growth potential as well as implementing an exit strategy from the holding. 

Lena Fridlund Forsgren

Before Lena became Investment Manager she had worked for over 20 years in the software and telecom industries in startups as well as large, established companies, both in Sweden and internationally. Lena, who holds an MSc in computer science and industrial economics, has also started and run her own company.

Read more

Jonas Andersson
CEO, Dicom Port

Startup Presentation: Digitalization and Healthcare; Quality Assurance in Radiology

The digitalization, or digital transformation, in society is predicted to have a substantial impact in healthcare in the coming years. From creating new workflows, increased quality of care and cost effectiveness to new horizons with artificial intelligence and deep learning applications. Dicom Port is a startup company focusing on quality assurance for radiology, an already technical specialty in healthcare, which can achieve great benefits from digital transformation.

Jonas Andersson

Jonas Andersson is a medical physicist and researcher active in Region Västerbotten and Umeå University, respectively. Jonas has worked with quality assurance within radiology for 15 years, including X-ray equipment functionality, radiation dose to patients and staff, as well as clinical image quality.

Read more

Tomer Shalit
CEO and Founder, ClimateView

Startup Presentation: A new standard for climate roadmaps

ClimateView is a response to the undeniable fact that the climate challenge is a race against time. We know we need to get to zero net CO2-emissions, and we know the sooner we get there, the better off we are. ClimateView is a new standard to lead climate transformation in cities, countries and companies. It’s a new visual language and the product of our knowledge in agile methodologies, digitalisation, data analysis and rapid software development. It is designed to simplify and accelerate the transition towards carbon-neutral economies. Our goal is to one day not exist. Our goal is to make ClimateView redundant by reaching global carbon neutrality.

Tomer Shalit

Tomer Shalit is the CEO and founder of ClimateView. After two decades engaged in Product Management and Agile Development, he decided to dedicate the knowledge and experience gathered in public and private organizations to address a cause that he feel truly concerned about, the climate challenge.

Read more

Johanna Hallin
Founder, Srey Invest

Participant in the investorpanel around Good Tech

After 20 years of business development, fuelled by sustainability, multi-sectoral innovation, communications, human rights and global development, Johanna Hallin founded Srey Invest – a values driven platform for investment. She’s also the founder of Inter Business, a knowledge lab devoted to exploring a future of sustainable business models.

Johanna Hallin

Johanna Hallin 20 years of global leadership experience and is the author of several book – the latest on how cognitive empathy can serve executive decisions. Johanna’s passion for sustainable business and human rights has led her to professional pursuits in almost 75 countries. She has served as Global Strategy Director for the Kinnevik companies’ international initiative Reach for Change, has founded and lead companies, and serves on the Board of Directors in both private and non-profit ventures.

Read more

Anette Nordvall
Early stage Nordic Tech Investor & Chairwoman We Don't Have Time

Participant in the investorpanel around Good Tech

Creative Strategist and Business Innovator with an aptitude for reactive actions attitude. Connecting efficient problem solving between idea, business innovation and result. Business Angel and Investor with engaging and high energy that thrives on creating higher value, like bringing old and new, or to early to perfect timing. I love Sales, Syndication investments, Collaborations, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Anette Nordvall

Anette Nordvall is currently a partner at Stockholms Business Angels - STOAF, a partnership and syndication of Business Angels actively investing in early stage technology and Medtech in Sweden. Venture Advisor to US East coast VC Capital A Partners active in the Nordics. Awarded Vinnova-Wallenberg Fellowship to Stanford University and Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto, CA, USA, researching angel investing and common investment values between the Nordics and Silicon Valley during 2016. Appointed by Swedish Business Magazine Di Digital as one of Sweden’s Most Powerful Tech-investors 2015, 2016. Named at Nordic100 Most Influential Person 2017. Nominated as Pay-it-forward Investor 2017 at Swedish Start-up Gala. Mentioned in EBAN 2018 report on 200+ most active Business Angels in Europe. Cored at Venture Cup Swedish Country final 2018 as "Sweden's nicest Business Angel”. And, Chairwoman for We Don't Have Time – Empowering Green Planet Business choices.









Read more

Markus Hökfelt
Fund Manager Almi Invest’s GreenTech fund

Participant in the investorpanel around Good Tech

As Fund Manager, Markus Hökfelt has overall responsibility for team and investments in Almi Invest’s GreenTech fund, which manages SEK 650 million. He also works with his own investments, which involves finding, investing in and developing innovative companies with growth potential as well as implementing an exit strategy from the holding.

Markus Hökfelt

Markus has extensive experience in the energy sector, where he was responsible for taking new technologies and business models to market. He has also been a management consultant and co-founder of a startup company. Markus holds an MSc in mechanical engineering and technology management.

Read more


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