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Join us for lunch talks! We have gathered themes we often get questions about - and things that may feel a bit out of the comfort zone.

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Do I really need a business model? How do I know if my idea is good enough? Do I need to protect my idea? What types of funding are available? And where do I even start if I want to start a company?

Don't worry, we are here to help. We'll do the talking, and we try to leave the innovation lingo out. You can have your lunch and when you're done, you can ask all your questions. 

Our Lunch Talks are held online in English, sign up using this link.

 


 

Business Models – what for?

Thinking about your idea or project in terms of a business model might feel strange. What is a business model really? What is not? And what should I use it for? We guide you through the business talk in plain English and dive into Business Model Blocks – our favorite model for visualizing and structuring an idea, even at an early stage.

Next Lunch Talk: TBA

 

Pretotyping – how to test your idea

Most new products or services will fail, despite the expertise of the creators. Pretotyping is a way of thinking and a collection of different tools and models that are all about building The Right It before you Build It Right. Here you get a crash course on how to not get caught up in thought traps and easy ways to test an idea.

You fake it before you make it.

Next Lunch Talk: TBA

 

How to protect your idea – patents and intellectual properties

Although your goal may not be to monetize your idea, intellectual property protection can be crucial to your research results having a chance to make a real difference. The activities within academia differ in several ways from those in the private sector. The differences mean that innovation, and especially the initial parts of a patent application process, require some extra thought. Join us for a review of the most important parts!

Next Lunch Talk: TBA

 

Funding – all about the money

Money is seldom a driving force among the researchers and students we meet but is usually a prerequisite for moving your idea forward. There are several financial supports to test and verify innovative potential or to accelerate your business. We know most of them, and we have also read hundreds of applications. 

Here you get an overview of available financial support - and a deep dive into such things worth thinking about when writing an application.

Next Lunch Talk: TBA

 

To build a company and look for investors

Maybe you will start one company in your life, if at all. We have done it over 100 times over the years, and in the last three years alone we have been involved in starting over 30 new companies. We have gathered some good tips when you start up and build up your company. We will also share our thoughts on what is worth thinking about when bringing in investors.

Next Lunch Talk: 18 November

What should we talk about?

Do you have a suggestion for a Lunch Talk topic? info [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: Lunch%20Talks%20-%20my%20suggestion) (Great, let us know!)