The A1 radar sensor for Acconeer is a high-precision microwave radar system integrated on a single chip that for the first time enables radar functionality to be integrated in battery driven and compact devices. This radar technology gives humans and devices an intuitive way of interpreting the surrounding, all while consuming micro Watt of power.
Acconeer’s A1 sensor is suitable for a wide variety of applications and devices within consumer electronics, smart phones and tablets, wearables, secutiry, industry and vital signs monitoring. Typically the sensor is used for high-accuracy distance measurements and presence detection. Acconeer was founded by Lars-Erik Wernersson, Mats Ärelid and Mikael Egard and rewarded Gold Innovation Award at Swedish Mobile Awards 2015.
ombines technology in access systems, security monitoring and other functions such as fire alarms.
Bioextrax AB is a biotechnology company that is developing a technique for the cost-effective production of bioplastics. There is considerable potential for the company’s technology, as bioplastics could replace a major part of the world’s plastic consumption. The company uses a new patented, cost-effective method for extracting the bioplastic PHA from PHA bacterial cells, yeast bio-oils, as well as protein and amino acids from protein-rich residues. The areas of application for this bioplastic include plastic bags, food packaging, single-use articles, water bottles, toys, mobile phones and domestic articles. The company’s technology is based on research from the Department of Biotechnology at Lund University.
Bioprocess Control's flagship product the Automatic Methane Potential Test System (AMPTS) has quickly become the preferred analytical instrument around the world for conducting biochemical methane potential tests. It is used by both academic and industrial actors in the biogas industry. Bioprocess Control also offers a portfolio of exciting products in the areas of substrate analysis, process simulation, gas flow measurement, as well as a series of bioreactors.
Bookboost is a company based at the student incubator VentureLab. The company develops a conversational tool that increases direct online hotel bookings using artificial intelligence. By engaging guests using proactive targeted messages, Bookboost can increase conversion.
Brantu is a company started by students, now launching the first affiliate network in the Middle East. They offer a meeting place for advertisers and publishers and provide the abilities for clients to optimise their online advertising. Elprices.com, a price comparison and review service for the e-commerce market in the Middle East and North Africa, is one of Brantu's products.
Lund researcher Klas Nilsson and five colleagues from LTH founded Cognibotics after participating in a three-year EU project on the control of industrial robots. Cognibotics has developed a patented method that increases the precision of the hundreds of thousands of robots used in factories worldwide.
Using Cognibotics, factories do not need to purchase new robots or special machines with better technology, but instead can calibrate the robots’ control systems to compensate for disconnects and other deviations, which results in a higher level of precision.
CompactaSteril is designed to reduce surgical site infections (SSI) and provide optimal comfort and safety for physicians and patients. The product provides a well defined ultra clean air zone irrespective of the environment it is placed in. The flexibility and function of Compacta Steril allows for treatment in e.g. general practitioners’ office, emergency and operating rooms, dermatology, rheumatology clinics, and for keeping surgical instruments sterile in operating rooms.
Corsmed will provide advanced MRI simulations using cloud solutions. Today, it requires major investments in powerful computer centres, but with Corsmed’s software it is possible to divide the calculations between multiple CPU cores and thereby enable performing these calculations in the cloud.
Damp-damaged buildings and poor indoor air is a major and increasing societal problem, not least for nurseries and schools. Researcher Lennart Larsson of the Medical Microbiology division at Lund University, has devoted several years of research to the functional cloth, cTrap.
cTrap catches and binds hazardous substances to enable a clean and healthy indoor climate. It also means that students and staff can safely remain in a building and major costs can be avoided.
Elonroad is a hightech electric road concept. The idea is to install a conductive rail laid on top of the road with little effect on the asphalt. Elonroad It auto charges all types of electric vehicles when parked as well as when driving. Road traffic uses a large amount of fossil fuel with associated CO2emissions. Electric cars will increase energy efficiency for transport and reduce greenhouse gases by using green energy. With an electric road you can charge while driving. This will increase the driving distance without the need of large batteries. The solution in not only greener, it is also safe, efficient and economical.
Can help lower capital- and operational costs while maintaining aesthetic water quality.
Fieldly develops a digital tool that simplifies project management for construction companies. The system allows project managers to keep track of true costs and expenses and cut down the time spent on administration. During 2014 Fieldly won both Venture Cup and Business Challenge.
Safe Mimo has a business idea that is based on a new technology with the potential to contribute to more efficient and faster wireless communication, especially when it comes to the future of 5G and WiGig networks.
Sangair is based on a novel idea for treating sepsis, by means of an extracorporeal method. Sepsis is a highly mortal condition that is becoming more common partly because of an increasing antibiotic resistance.
Now all iPhone owners can film, analyse and time their own 100-metre sprints. With Spiideos new app, you can also control the camera remotely and share your video clips via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Among those behind the technology, developed in cooperation with Axis Communications, are Mathematics Professor Kalle Åström, software researcher Håkan Ardö and Örjan Johansson, perhaps best known as one of the founders of Bluetooth.
Xenergic is developing technology intended to reduce electricity consumption by more than half in certain types of memory circuits, with the aim of prolonging battery life in connected products. The technology deals with a new type of SRAM memory developed at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering. SRAM is a type of computer memory which is used as a cache memory for temporary file storage, among other things, as well as to speed up calculations in high-performance microprocessors. Currently, memory accounts for around 70 per cent of energy consumption in integrated circuits. Xenergic has developed very energy-efficient memories which are very small in terms of surface area. The company’s CEO is researcher Babak Mohammadi at the Faculty of Engineering, while Anders Berglund, the founder of the Malmö company AlgoTrim, is also involved in Xenergic.
Ximantis has a patented mathematical algorithm that can predict how traffic jams arise. This algorithm is now being built into a mobile app for testing by end users. As the app can show what the traffic situation will be in advance, it makes it possible to avoid not only current traffic jams, but also those that arise when you would be approaching an area as a road user. Avoiding having to spend unnecessary time in traffic saves fuel, which in turn reduces environmental impact.
The founder of Ximantis is Senior Lecturer Alexandros Sopasakis, who has over 20 years of experience in traffic flow research at UC Berkley and New York University.
The process of catalytic combustion is already well known, but it is not until now that the technology has become a practical possibility for all types of fuel – thanks to Zemission’s new burner. The burner produces complete combustion with emission levels 95–99 per cent lower than current technology. Because the emissions from Zemission’s burner are so clean that they are sometimes below the background levels in the air, it is in principle possible to speak of ‘zero emissions’. The technology has been developed by researcher Anders Vestin and is primarily intended for heating caravans and boats.