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Exploratory Pre-Seed Programme

LU Innovation hereby announces the possibility to apply for funding to bridge the gap between basic research and innovation/utilization of research results - funding up to 300 000 SEK per project.

The call is open for projects within Life Science and in Tech.

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The programme targets projects from Life science or Tech with an innovative potential. To explore this potential, activities outside the scope of existing research project can be funded by the Exploratory Pre-Seed Programme.

Granted proposals receive funding up to 300 000 SEK per project, paid to appropriate host department for the duration of a maximum of 12 months to support.


The Exploratory Pre-Seed Programme – for whom?

The main applicant must be a researcher or PhD student employed at Lund university. Additionally, the applicant must have carried out, or been active in the research project which the application is based on.

We specifically encourage young researchers to apply.

It is only possible to be main applicant in one application.

What can be funded?

Eligible expenses should be related to specific activities needed to develop/demonstrate/verify the innovative potential of the research results and/or salary costs for the project leader when relevant.


Important dates

Deadline for applications 17th of September, 2020.
Formal descision: 20th of November, 2020.

More information


Questions? Contact our Business Developers!



LU Innovation
Besöksadress: The Spark, Medicon Village, Scheeletorget 1, Lund
Postadress: Box 117, 221 00 Lund

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