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Future Innovations Prize

We know there are lots of ideas among researchers and students at Lund University that could help us meet the societal challenges facing the world. Now we want to find these ideas and help them to become a reality!

Circles of light in different colours.

Do you have a really good idea? An idea that could become a new service, a new working method, a new product, or perhaps a solution to make an existing product so much better? Together with Sparbanken Skåne, LU Innovation awards an annual prize to ideas that are good enough to become the innovations of the future.

Who can apply?

The only formal requirement is that you are a student or employee of Lund University, or at least one of you is if there are several people behind the idea.

We welcome ideas and projects in all disciplines. Traditionally, innovation is often associated with technical solutions or medical breakthroughs, but your idea could just as well have a societal benefit and societal development as its main goal.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for ideas that have not yet been realised. Perhaps you have a promising research finding or a solution to a problem that you have been pondering or working on for a while. The definition of what qualifies as an idea is not crystal clear – but you are not to have made any money from it yet.

In order to select the winners, we have a jury with experience in entrepreneurship, sustainability, social innovations, investment, and company-building.

Sounds interesting?

The application period for 2022 will open during spring.

In the meantime, get to know the winning ideas from previous years here!

Questions?

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

We'll be happy to help you!

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!