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Is your idea a future innovation?

Lund University and Sparbanken Skåne are awarding SEK 200 000 to the innovations of the future

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. Sparbanken Skåne, together with Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn, in cooperation with LU Innovation will award a total of SEK 200 000 to future innovations. Ideas and projects in all disciplines are welcome. We have two categories, Employee and Student, and will be giving out a first prize and two honorary awards in each category.

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. 

Read the competition terms and conditions.

Who wins?

We prioritise ideas that are still in the early stages and assess them on the potential strength of the future innovation. We are looking for:

  • high level of innovation
  • commercial potential and/or societal benefit
  • newsworthiness.

What’s the prize?

In the Employee category, the first prize will be SEK 75 000 and two honorary awards of SEK 35 000 each will also be presented. In the Student category, the first prize will be SEK 35 000 and two honorary awards of SEK 10 000 each will be presented. All those who take part in the competition will also get the opportunity to apply for other financial support and will receive help in other forms from LU Innovation.

The winners are free to use the prize money to develop their idea or project. After one year, the prizewinners are to summarise the effect of the prize on their idea or project, in a brief report.

Apply now!

The form may be filled out in English or in Swedish. All lead texts will be provided in Swedish. For specific questions regarding the application procedure please contact sven [dot] olsson [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se

The 2018 award is  now closed for applications. The winners will be announced March 20 2018.




Lund University and Sparbanken Skåne's Prize for Future Innovations

Questions? Try the competition terms and conditions for answers.

Or, contact us at info [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se and we'll be happy to help you!



  • Apply before 8 December, no later than 24.00.
  • Select category, Employee or Student. 
  • Interviews of shortlisted participants will be held during early February 2021.
  • Award ceremony in March 2021.