Frequently asked questions

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General Questions

In Scharinska Villan Address: Storgatan 65, 90330, Umeå, Sweden
There is a parking lot just behind the building. It is a Upab parking lot, rates can be found in the Upab app or website.
The building and property are owned by Nordiska Centrumhus AB (
RISE stands for Research Institutes of Sweden, the biggest research institute in Sweden, with around 2700 employees. If you want to know more about RISE in general visit The RISE studio in Umeå is an interaction design research studio, using design as a research tool to investigate and work with societal challenges in Umeå, the region, Sweden but also internationally. The Umeå studio, with around 10 people, took on the challenge to design a new concept for Scharinska Villan after its restoration in 2013/2014. In collaboration with Nordiska Centrumhus (owners of the building) and Umeå Kommun we created a concept where the house functions as a window towards the future. This means that we, together with members of the building, try to figure out new ways of working together, prototype possible solutions or possibilities around societal challenges.
Members of The Pink have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For non members; We do not have specific opening times. Our working days are usually between 8 am and 5 pm, but also in the evening, there are often people around working on small private individual projects in our maker spaces. Feel free to ring the doorbell or drop a line to us before you would like to visit.
The Pink opened its doors on the first of September 2018.
No unfortunately not, but you can contact us on
Yes, you can find us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram!
Not yet, but we are working on this! We are an international environment, with a lot of different backgrounds and nationalities. English is our first language, but Swedish is not a problem either.
The Pink is open to EVERYONE but does not support exclusion, discrimination, hate or extreme ideologies.
Ja, vi pratar Svenska också! The Pink är ett initiativ av Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) som ägs av svenska staten. Inom RISE använder vi flertalet språk och alltid svenska eller engelska. The Pink använder ofta engelska i sin kommunikation på grund av att våra medlemmar redan har en diversifierad kulturell och språklig bakgrund. English: Yes, we speak Swedish as well. The Pink is an initiative by Swedish governmentally owned Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). Both Swedish and English language are used within RISE, The Pink is generally English language oriented due to the diverse international backgrounds within the team that drives The Pink.

Membership questions

From a 6 months minimum.
The Pink works with invoices. Every 3 months, your registered company receives an invoice from RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden AB) that charges for the membership you have in The Pink.
The payments are made every 3 months, except for the Rosé membership. The Rosé membership is 100 SEK/month and is paid every half year, so 600SEK per half year..
No. The Pink is open for everyone. Students, citizens, companies, entrepreneurs.
The Pink is all about creating a fantastic network of people gathered in The Pink community. Our aim is to create a community that consists out of different backgrounds, interests and expertise, so that a continuous learning environment is created for everyone that has been or is involved in The Pink. This is why anyone that makes use of the facilities of The Pink has to join the community around The Pink by becoming a member. We offer three types of memberships, check them here.
No panic! Everyone is creative in their own way. The Pink is a place where we try to spark your creativity, but where other sorts of expertise are just as valuable. We are looking for different expertise and backgrounds within this building, to create a diverse and interesting environment.