Transforming Ideas into Impact!
We are Latvia's leading universities start-up incubator to help turn technology-based ideas into business success.
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Why UniLab?
At UniLab, we're dedicated to nurturing technology-based business ideas, guiding teams through concept development and validation, offering tailored support and resources, and ultimately empowering them to transform their ideas into successful ventures. And, Yes, UniLab is an equity-free start-up incubator.
UniLab empowers teams with the expertise necessary to commercialize technology-based business ideas through internationally recognized programs.
Teams benefit from personalized guidance provided by both experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts specializing in technology-intensive ideas.
Teams receive funding for market validation and product development, setting the stage for successful future fundraising rounds.
UniLab grants access to a network of universities, industry, and international partners, providing vital connections and support that enhance each project's success.
UniLab Founders
UniLab is founded by four of Latvia's leading universities, each bringing their unique strengths and expertise.
RTU is a modern internationally recognized university and is the only polytechnic university in Latvia. RTU provides high quality education, conducts advanced research and ensures innovation and technology transfer, practically implementing scientific discoveries.
The University of Latvia is a modern academic and professional hub, offering diverse higher education and research opportunities in natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, technical sciences, and medicine to students from Latvia and abroad.
Rīga Stradiņš University is an open and international university for education, research, and innovation where today's knowledge meets tomorrow's challenges.
The Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technologies is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in bioeconomy innovations and sustainable resource use in the Baltic Sea region.
At UniLab, we offer specialized programs designed to empower and elevate emerging startups and defense technology ventures. Our programs are tailored to provide comprehensive support, connecting participants with industry leaders, expert mentors, and significant growth opportunities.
UniLab Elevate
The UniLab Elevate incubation program is a launchpad for diverse innovators and technologies. Partnered with Accelerace, the Nordics' leading pre-seed accelerator and investor, UniLab Elevate offers participants a unique opportunity to access essential tools, mentorship, and know-how. Since 2008, Accelerace has been instrumental in developing over 1,000 entrepreneurs who today lead some of Europe's most promising startups and scaleups. This powerful partnership ensures that participants are well-equipped to transform their ideas into thriving ventures.
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UniLab Defence
Supported by DIANA, the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic established by NATO, the UniLab Defence program fosters dual-use innovations that serve both civilian and defence purposes. Entrepreneurs gain access to defence industry experts and potential government contracts, driving advancements in technologies that enhance national and alliance security.

It's planed that program will start in early 2025.
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Experienced entrepreneurs in residence, along with representatives from the fields of business, science, and innovation, help UniLab start-ups move towards their goals more intelligently and achieve better results. These advisors provide invaluable insights, mentorship, and support, ensuring that each team can effectively navigate the challenges of developing and scaling their technology-based solutions.
UniLab Start-ups
UniLab Start-up teams, composed of students, researchers, and entrepreneurs, have developed ground-breaking technology-based solutions, ranging from smart healthcare devices and sustainable energy solutions to advanced robotics and bioinformatics.
  • Bdetect
    Medical device company specialised in the research and development of skin cancer diagnosis products.
  • Humico
    Humico is a humus solution obtained from Latvian peat. It improves soil quality, enhances yield and ensures stable plant growth.
  • P-Agro Minerals
    Solution that recovers Phosphorus from wastewater in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, enabling the use of P-Agro directly as a fertilizer in agriculture.
  • SUBmerge Baltic
    SUBMerge Baltic goal is to advance understanding of the marine environment and inspire others to appreciate the potential and complexity of the underwater world.
UniLab - Your Gateway to Innovative Business Ventures!
At UniLab, our mission is to foster the development of technology-based business ideas and establish high-value companies. We are dedicated to supporting academia-based founders, including students, researchers, and entrepreneurs, in validating business concepts that leverage cutting-edge technology and preparing them for the next phase of development – attracting private or public investment.

Our approach is tailored and personal. We work closely with each team, providing customized support that ranges from initial concept development to the crucial stages of validation. To enhance the potential of these ideas, UniLab offers targeted training sessions, mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs, and financial support designed to bring these innovative technologies to life.
UniLab Team
  • Andris Baumanis
    CEO, UniLab
  • Liene Briede
    Vice Rector for Innovations, Riga Technical University, UniLab board member
  • Prof. Tālis Juhna
    Rector of Riga Technical University, UniLab Council member
  • Enno Ence
    Vice Rector, Development & Innovation at the University of Latvia
  • Dins Šmits
    Vice-rector for Academic Affairs of Riga Stradins University, UniLab Council member
  • Irina Arhipova
    Rector of Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
  • Dace Saukuma
    UniLab Project coordinator
  • Alīna Dolmate
    UniLab scout un mentor
  • Kārlis Skuja
    UniLab Program lead and Mentor
Contact Us
Ķīpsalas iela 6A, Rīga, Latvia
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