Ignite Sweden Startup membership

Ignite Sweden is a national program aiming to increase the number of commercial and innovative cooperations between startups and private + public sector.

In order to do that, we are working as national key account managers, devoting our time to find the right people with the right mandates with a serious interest in startup collaboration for real. When we suggest a match for you, this is based on a in depth needs analysis with the corporate/or public sector. That means that when you meet the customer, you can be sure of that the meeting will be of high relevance. 40% of all meetings Ignite Sweden tailors leads on to future discussions.

Services Ignite Sweden offers you as a startup

  • Matchmaking with screened and interested customers
  • Sales training
  • Sales coaching
  • Pilot training
  • CX workshop
  • Legal support
  • Negotiation support
  • Startups friendly legal templates for NDA, Proof of concepts etc.
  • Startup profile and license to our platform Ignite Magic

Funded by Vinnova

To be able to support you in finding the right customer, we are partly funded by Vinnova. This funding is “earmarked” for our work with you, startups. In short, Ignite Sweden is free of charge to you because Vinnova is paying for our services.

The cost depends on how much of our services you use. Your participation at a matchmaking costs 17 000 SEK and the full-day sales/pilot training cost 15 000 SEK. For legal support, it always depends of the complexity of the case.

To be granted this funding to participate in Ignite, you are either:

A: A startup that is less than 5 years old with a scalable solution.
B: A SME with an innovative solution and not exceeding public funding over €200 000 during the last three years.

We can’t accept listed companies and you can’t either have a larger company owning more than 25% of your startup. Your company must be registered in Sweden.

In order for us to get funding from Vinnova to cover for meetings and sales training sessions for you, we need you to fill in a digital PDF form via SCRIVE. You will receive an email with this information as soon as you have a confirmed match. Questions? Contact support@ignitesweden.org prior your matchmaking event. You only have to do this once.

Note: If you are in an incubator program with one of the incubators that are a part of Vinnova’s national incubator program Excellence, your incubator will pay for Ignites Sweden’s services instead. This is because they have the same type of funding from Vinnova as Ignite Sweden has, which it’s called “verifieringsmedel” in Swedish. You should give this info to your incubator in that case. You find below the list of the incubators in that program.

Incubators in the national Incubator program

Arctic Business Incubator
Blekinge Business Incubator
Chalmers Ventures
Create Business Incubator
Dalarna Science Park
Framtidens Företag
GU Ventures
Handels SSE
Ideon Innovation
Inkubatorn i Borås
Inkubera i Örebro
Innovatum Inkubator
Kalmar Science Park
Karolinska Institutet Innovations
Sahlgrenska Science Park
Science Park Gotland
Science Park Jönköping
Science Park Skövde
Smile Incubator
Umeå Biotech Incubator
Uminova Innovation
Uppsala Innovation Centre