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Innovations and IP

One of our aims is to help ensure that research results help address needs in society, clinics or industry. We therefore strongly support the development of innovations and the identification and protection of valuable intellectual property (IP).

Do you think you may have a good idea for an innovation?

We work closely together with LU Innovation, the hub for innovation and commercialisation and the Tech Transfer Office at Lund University. For all scientists and students at Lund University, LU Innovation offers support in identifying valuable ideas, screening for prior IP in the same area, and advice in business development. They can also provide funding to test, verify or accelerate an idea.

See the LU Innovation funding page

NanoLund has two dedicated contact points at LU Innovation:
-    Thomas Rundqvist (thomas [dot] rundqvist [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se (thomas[dot]rundqvist[at]innovation[dot]lu[dot]se))
-    Erik Larsson (erik [dot] larsson [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se (erik[dot]larsson[at]innovation[dot]lu[dot]se))

LU Venture Lab: Support for students

If you are an undergraduate or master student with an idea for a business or innovation, you can get lots of support at Lund University’s Venture Lab: business advice, feedback, funding, forums and resources. Book a meeting!
Link to Lund University's Venture Lab

NanoLund Seed Projects

If you have a new idea as a NanoLund student or postdoc, you may also be eligible for NanoLund seed funding.

Information about NanoLund funding possibilities for students and postdocs   

Would you like some smart students help you evaluate your idea?

Submit your idea as a possible project for the course Project Nanoengineer that runs every Spring. A group of four to six highly motivated students will spend about 6 person-months to test an idea, make a prototype, perform a market analysis or develop a business plan.  Deadline for submissions is typically in December or early January.

Contact: Fredrik Johansson (per_fredrik [dot] johansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (per_fredrik[dot]johansson[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se))

Invitation to submit project ideas for the Project Nanoengineer course (pdf, 367 kb, new window).

Looking for a collaboration partner outside academia?

We have a broad and growing network of companies and institutes with interest in collaborating with NanoLund. 

Contact: Anna-Karin Alm (anna-karin [dot] alm [at] ftf [dot] lth [dot] se (anna-karin[dot]alm[at]ftf[dot]lth[dot]se))


Anna-Karin Alm, Project Manager,
Grants Office NanoLund

LU Innovation

LU Innovation: support in all questions regarding innovations and IP development

Contact points for NanoLund scientists:
Thomas Rundqvist, Business Developer,
LU Innovation
Erik Larsson, Development officer,
LU Holding AB

LU course on patents and immaterial rights