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About LU Innovation

LU Innovation is the hub for innovation and commercialisation and the Tech Transfer Office at Lund University. We work with the University's researchers and students to bring benefit and growth to society.


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 operations are led by Director of Innovation Linus Wiebe, who is both CEO 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.

For more information, see Portfolio companies.




Contact us

Contact us with a brief description of your idea or make an appointment with one of our business developers!



A year with LU Innovation

488 new ideas, 248 active projects and 21 comapnies – that is 2019 summed up. But there's more! Take a look in our Year in Brief 2019 or download the pdf version.

LU Innovation
Visiting address: The Spark - Medicon Village, Scheeletorget 1, Lund

P.O. Box 117
221 00 Lund, Sweden

info [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se