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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 300 000 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.


For more information, please have a look at our competition terms and conditions.



What now?

The application period is now closed. 

Submitted applications are now being handled. Interviews of shortlisted participants will be held during early February 2020, and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony March 17.

Before you apply

In your application you will describe your idea according to NABC, a model developed by Stanford Research Institute. If you're not familiar with NABC, you can read more and download a template to test your idea by yourself here!



Start with checking the competion terms and conditions. Still confused? 

Contact sven [dot] olsson [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se (Sven Olsson) or info [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se 

We'll be happy to help you!

Watch Hanne, a former winner

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