Collaboration & Partnering

SciLifeLab is a national resource for molecular biosciences in Sweden. As such, collaboration is at the heart of our operations and we offer access to advanced technologies and services for all aspects of society, ranging from academic research groups, health care providers, industry, governmental authorities, teachers and students throughout Sweden. Sweden’s innovative universities, world-leading capabilities in ICT and strong heritage within life science, creates a dynamic and attractive environment for innovation.

Academic collaboration

In addition to providing services to academic users of SciLifeLab infrastructure, SciLifeLab facilities participate in national and international research networks such as ELIXIR, EATRIS and BBMRI. In addition, our facility scientists and faculty have broad international networks of collaboration within their respective fields.

Industry collaboration

A significant portion of projects within SciLifeLab are performed to support users from large companies, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). In addition, SciLifeLab and it’s affiliated faculty have an extensive track record of collaborating with industrial partners, both within specific research fields and technology development, We welcome both national and international companies to collaborate and are continuously developing our strategies for fostering partnership with the private sector.

Collaboration with health care and government agencies

In addition to research collaborations with clinicians and university hospitals, SciLifeLab has a platform for clinical diagnostics, Diagnostics Development, aimed at developing diagnostic methodology based on DNA-sequencing and biomarkers that can be effectively translated into applied healthcare. We are also collaborating with other government agencies such as the Medical Product Agency (LMV), National Veterinary Institute (SVA), the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI) and Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Society and youth

SciLifeLab recognizes the importance of supporting development and training of the next generation of scientists in Sweden. We therefore engage in several activities designed to engage the public at large and teachers and students in particular. Activities include partnering with the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences and other organizations engaging young people in science. More information about our activities towards school children and teachers is available at the page Science for schools. SciLifeLab also encourages young scientist through the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. If you are interested in any of these activities, please contact us.


For specific questions related to our facilities, please visit our front page and contact our facility heads or site managers via

For collaborations and partnering, please contact:

Lars Hammarström, Strategic Relations Officer,