Barbro Renkel has a bachelor in business administration from Umeå University. She has previous worked as an electrical engineer. She also has experience from the printing industry and an advertising agency. She is educated at PRV, The Swedish Patent and Registration Office, in Intellectual property rights. Since 1998 Barbro is working as a business coach at Uminova Innovation. She is member of the national board for SiSP (Swedish incubators and Science Parks). At Uminova Innovation she is project manager for the Innovation program IBIP (Innovationsbrons Inkubatorprogram) financed by Innovationsbron and the project Innova which is a Regional Structural Fund program.