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We are looking 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, 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.

What now?

The application period is now closed. 

Submitted applications are now being handled. Interviews of shortlisted participants will be held during early February 2019, and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony March 20.

Award Ceremony March 20 2019

Come see the finalists! The winners of 2019 are presented at our annual Innovationsafton, with invited guests from the business community, start-ups and academia. The event will be held Swedish, is free of charge but seats are limited. Register here!

Contact information

Do you need help? 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!

LU Innovation
Visiting address: Sölvegatan 16
P.O. Box 117
221 00 Lund, Sweden

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