About LU Innovation
Our goal and mission is to contribute to increased growth in Sweden by ensuring knowledge and research from Lund University benefit society. By supporting and developing research findings with researchers and students we work to lead more ideas to company formations and/or licensing deals.
Services for all researchers and students:
- Business development – support and advice
- Verification support – VFT
- Market and IP screening – comprehensive survey of markets, competitors and patent situation
The services are freely available to researchers and students at all faculties at Lund University.
An important part of the work of LU Innovation is providing commercialisation support to individual researchers or students. As well as business developers with many years of experience from both research and business, we have patent engineers, a communications officer and a lawyer who can help with the process.
LU Innovation has two sections: one a part of the public authority and the other a holding company, which function as one unit with a joint mission and joint management.
LU Innovation is led by the board of the holding company and the steering group of the public authority section. The members of the two bodies are identical. The operations are led by Director of Innovation Linus Wiebe, who is both MD of the holding company and head of the public authority section.
Part-ownership and Research Agreements
The holding company, LU Holding AB, is owned by the Swedish state but managed by Lund University. Through the holding company, Lund University can work operationally to bring new innovations to the market, by becoming the part-owner of research-based companies or helping to license research results to established companies. Through the holding company, we can support newly founded companies both operationally and financially, help with agreement templates and provide representatives to the board.