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Lund Nano Lab aiming for Science Village

Transitioning to the next level, NanoLund is now also building a new, state-of-the-art laboratory right next to the exclusive research facilities ESS and MAX IV, in Lund’s Science Village. Not only will it pave the way for the establishment of Lund University in the emerging district – Nanolab Science Village will also offer researchers unique opportunities to provide humanity with new knowledge for a sustainable civilization.

Sketch of a future part of a city.
A lab where you can “craft” new materials on the atomic level, bringing together cross-disciplinary scientists to produce nanomaterials and semiconductor components. A neighborhood with major research infrastructures, complementary to each other. And most important: an open environment where academia, industry, and society can meet and collaborate, finding solutions for a sustainable world. Intriguing things are in the pipeline for nanoscientists in Lund.

“Nanotechnology and nanoscience are essential to face global challenges and achieve a sustainable world. We are already working on this, but we are bursting at the seams. In order for researchers and industry to work together to solve the problems of the future, we need to be able to offer hands-on training to our students for tomorrow’s business. Integrating research, education, and nanolab activities in Science Village is an ideal way to do this,” says Anders Mikkelsen, NanoLund’s director.


  • State-of-the-art resources in nanofabrication for NanoLund researchers and the wider research community
  • Educating students and researchers in nanofabrication and semiconductor processing
  • Expand cooperation within Scandinavia, MAX IV, ESS, companies, and other European and international cleanroom facilities


  • Plan and coordinate the move to Science Village in the north-east of Lund – Brunnshög
  • Funding efforts for continuous and targeted  equipment acquisitions to enable cutting-edge research
  • Recruit, retain, and continuously educate LNL staff in order to maintain high standards of performance 
  • Actively promote LNL capabilities and continue cultivating channels of communication in Scandinavia and Europe

Next stop: Science Village

  • To finance the equipment for the new lab, an extensive funding program is underway. The largest contribution is planned from the Olle Engkvist Foundation, which intends to donate a total of SEK 100 million. Other major contributions come from the LMK Foundation, the Crafoord Foundation, Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn, and the Swedish Research Council through Myfab.
  • Nanolab will be the third major materials science research infrastructure in Science Village, after MAX IV and ESS.
  • The lab is open to industry and start-up companies.
  • Striving to do pioneering science, NanoLund supports innovation, and has proudly seen several spin-off companies evolving.