Lund University is one of the highest ranking Universities in the World. It has faculties within all the Technical fields, Life Science, Industrial Design and Economics. Ideon Science Park was build over 30 years ago right next to the University of Lund in order to connect science and research with innovators and entrepreneurs. Ideon was the first Science Park of its kind in Sweden and northern Europe.
The Incubator at Lund University, LU Innovation, is represented in the Board at Ideon Science Park, and both students, faculty management and scientists are constantly present at the Science Park.
Many great innovations have been realized through cooperations between scientists and entrepenurs. The first artificial kidney, the first ultra sound technology, Ericsson's first mobile phone, the first connected video camera and many more. Ideon Science Park helps entrepeneurs to come in contact with scientists and science through Science Breakfasts, innovation talks and match making.
A meeting between academia and industry
Ideon Science Park and the University of Lund has been presenting the Science Breakfast for several years, a forum with a focus on research and innovation. The aim is to bring academia and industry closer together, to create a place where researchers can meet innovators, entrepreneurs and engineers.
Participants include students, entrepreneurs, industry experts, innovators and university alumni in a creative mix. The goal is to enable participants to take part of research and trends that might not be accessible. And for Scientists to get input to their research from experienced professionals from various industries.
In April, Martin Garwicz will talk about "the Future of neuro technology - the quest for the invisible implant". Past topics have ranged from Innovative law, open data and 3D printing to Vascular Aging and the power of branding.