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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 in life sciences - funding up to 300 000 SEK per project.

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The programme targets research projects in life science 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 an academic institution that is part of Innovationskontor Syd. Additionally, the applicant must have carried out, or been active in the research project which the application is based on.

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.


How to apply

The call for 2017 opens August 25.
for applications 29th of September, 2017.
Formal descision: 10th of December, 2017.


More information

For further information

Contact relevant business coach at LU Innovation or other academic institutions in Skåne or Blekinge.