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Lund University and Sparbanken Skåne’s Award for Future Innovations

Do you have a really good idea? An idea which could go far and perhaps become a new product, a new service or a new working method in the future? Or an idea to make something that already exists so much better?

We want to reward the innovations of the future – already today. Together with Sparbanken Skåne, in collaboration with Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn, LU Innovation will award a total of SEK 200 000 to future innovations every year. The aim of the Lund University and Sparbanken Skåne’s Award for Future Innovations is to promote an innovation-friendly culture within the University, and to encourage more new ideas that can lead to future innovations. 

For whom?

If you are a student or employee at Lund University with an idea which is not fully developed and has not entered the commercial stage, you are welcome to participate. If there is more than one person behind the idea, at least one of you must be a student or employee at Lund University. We have two categories, Employee and Student, and we are giving out a first prize and two honorary awards in each category. We welcome ideas and projects within all disciplines.

Who wins?

We are looking for ideas that are not fully developed and that have yet to reach a commercial stage – in other words, your idea must not yet have generated any profit for you. In the assessment, emphasis is placed on:

  • high level of innovation
  • commercial potential and/or societal benefit
  • newsworthiness.

We have a well experienced and renowned jury to help us designate the winners.

The 2018 Award for Future Innovations is now closed for applications. The winners will be announced on March 20, 2018. 



The winners 2017


Employee category


First prize

Olov Sterner and Sophie Manner
”Safe and efficient treatment of vaginal fungal infections”


Honorary awards

Jakob Löndahl and Per Wollmer
”AiDA, Airspace Dimension Assessment”

Emanuel Smeds, Niklas Ortenlöf and Magnus Gram
”Antibiotic 2.0 – biological active only within the body”


Student category

First prize

Frida McCabe and Linn Wrangmark

Hanne Pålsson
”Vevios – for a safe everyday life”


Honorary award

Sofie Woge
”Tendo – For people, not symptoms”


Lund University and Sparbanken Skåne's Award for Future Innovations

Questions? Try the competition terms and conditions for answers.

Or, contact sven [dot] olsson [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se (Sven Olsson) or info [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se and we'll be happy to help you!