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What LU Holding offers

With LU Holding by your side, starting a company becomes easier. We help you with structure and networks so that you can continue to focus on your research while contributing to the development of your technology, product or service.

We provide you with the conditions for success

With LU Holding as your co-owner, you have a partner who takes an active role in developing your business and ensuring its success. Our goal is to bring knowledge to society and create sustainable, growth-contributing companies. Our extensive network and practical support will give you a head start on the road to success.

The right contacts

LU Holding helps you assemble a professional board, complete with industrial experts. Having the right contacts from day one is crucial to building a thriving business. Our board members will open doors for you and help attract grants and investors. With our vast network, you'll get the best possible team to support your success.

Raise capital and grow

As your business grows, you'll need external funding. LU Holding's network of investors and expertise in financial planning will help secure a long-term, financially beneficial future for your company.

Entrepreneurial commitment and security

Do you want to keep researching while building your business? We can help you find an entrepreneur to lead the growth of your company based on your research. If you're ready to embrace your entrepreneurial spirit, we'll support and guide you every step of the way. Starting a business can be overwhelming, but with LU Holding, you'll have support for all the administrative tasks, from board meetings to bookkeeping, IP rights, and agreements.

An early start, a strong finish

LU Holding invests in companies at an early stage, where we can make the biggest impact. Our involvement in over 120 spin-off companies has created over 6,000 jobs and generated over SEK 2.2 billion in tax revenue.

Do you want to take your research to market?

Your research can make a difference in society. Together with LU Innovation and VentureLab, we guide you all the way - from research results to companies. We adapt our services and offer based on you and your needs, and are driven by the utilization of research. christine [dot] widstrand [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se (Contact us) and join the ranks of successful companies with LU Holding.




Contact us

LU Holding is the investment function at Lund University. LU Holding and LU Innovation function as one unit with a joint mission.

Want to know more about our investments or subsidiaries? Contact christine [dot] widstrand [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se (Christine Widstrand), CEO LU Holding.

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We can help license research results to existing companies on the market.

Through a licensing agreement, you can grant others the right to use your invention or research results in exchange for a fee. However, it requires that you own the rights through some form of intellectual property protection.

A licensing deal involves negotiations and quite a lot of legal activity, which makes the transaction itself quite complex. We can through LU License help you with licensing strategies and licensing agreements.