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Our initiatives

In order to strengthen innovation capacity and better harness research-based ideas, LU Innovation continuously initiate and actively participate in different projects. Many of the projects have been carried out in collabooration with other higher education institutions and partners, while some are organised by LU Innovation independently.

Our initiatives


Commercialize yor Research

Together with Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, LU Innovation offers a PHD-course called Commercialize your Research. The course aims at giving an introduction to entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialization of research. Participants learn and develop their research towards commercialization through lectures and by working in practice with different kinds of tools. The course is very popular and is an excellent opportunity for a PhD candidate to evaluate any considerations of entrepreneurship as a future career path, but also a very useful foundation when planning to venture into a business of your own. Learn more here or contact fredrik [dot] edman [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se (Fredrik Edman) for more information.

Science for society

Science for society is a learning- and networking platform for PhD-students and postdocs, focusing on academic value creation, entrepreneurship and employability. It is an Interreg-funded project, that runs at Lund University, University of Oslo in Norway and University of Aarhus and Aalborg University in Denmark. 

Innovationskontor Syd

Innovationskontor Syd (IKS) was established in spring 2010 as a collaboration between Blekinge Institute of Technology, Kristianstad University, Lund University, Malmö University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp. The collaboration is intended to promote academic entrepreneurship and facilitate knowledge transfer between the institutions and other actors in the region. Contact ulrika [dot] cattermole [at] luis [dot] lu [dot] se (M)mattias [dot] esbjornsson [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se (attias Esbjörnsson) for more information or learn more at IKS' website.


Leapfrogs was launched in November 2011 to provide students with better opportunities to develop their business ideas. ‘Frog cheques’ give students who have good business ideas but lack the means or the time to develop them more time and energy for their ideas. For more information go to Leapfrogs website or contact alexander [dot] jondell [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se (Alexander Jöndell).

Nordic Entrepreneurship Hub

Nordic Entrepreneurship Hub is a three-year Interreg-supported project aiming to increase the collaboration between the universities involved to extend the support offered to the students who are interested in starting up, or are already running, their own business. The project aims to offer the students support, office spaces and other facilities. KEA, Lund University (through Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, LU Innovation and VentureLab) and DTU are partners in the project. 


The Swedish Innovation Programme for Life Science against widespread diseases (folksjukdomar) will stimulate a new kind of generic models for innovation. Swelife will address the entire value chain from prevention and diagnosis to treatment through stimulation of interdisciplinary, cross sectional collaborations that will accelerate knowledge and competence sharing throughout the innovation process from idea to patient and society benefit. Hence, all stakeholders aiming to develop new ways to prevent, diagnose, monitor, manage or treat patients with non-communicable diseases will benefit from the programme.

Actors in Swelife include the Life Science industry in Sweden (biotech, medtech, pharmaceutical and related industries), the health care system, academic research institutions and patients in collaboration with other stakeholders in the value chain, including innovation systems, incubators, biobanks, investment entities and venture capitalists.

Swelife is part of the national initiative strategic innovation areas and the Programme Office runs from LU Innovation, Lund University.

Visit Swelife's website.


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