Ideon and Lund have a long tradition of creating innovations within life science, software/IoT,
telecommunications, energy and new materials.
Ideon Science Park is one of the reasons why Greater Copenhagen is a world class
science and business region. The well established private-public partnerships is another.
As well as fantastic Universities and research institutions.
Vision & mission
Ideon Science Park’s vision is to work with others to create the world’s best innovation ecosystem, with the aim of helping to change the world for the better. Collaboration is our most important core value and tool.
Ideon Science Park is changing the world for the better by turning bold ideas into reality and taking the lead in co-creating the world’s best innovation ecosystem.
Rosa Özgen Sundin
Project Manager & Business Manager Solar Region Skåne
Kristina Knast Eriksson
Senior project manager
The ideon way
There is a 30% greater chance to succeed if you sit in an environment of other innovative companies. At Ideon Science Park there are 400 companies and we practice an open culture where everyone may approach anyone to ask for help – and usually gets it. We call it the Ideon Way. Ideon Science Park, Medicon Village with additionally 120 companies, the world class labs and the University are all centered in Lund North East, at so called fika distance. Which means that you may solve a challenge by simply walking over to another team of sharp minds for a coffee break. Plenty of partnerships, mergers and acquisitions have taken place over the years, between different innovative companies in the park.
The global agenda
Ideon Science Park has signed the UN Global Compact (see more below) and has aligned its strategy to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also called Agenda 2030, which aim to save the climate and erase inequalities. The main four of these targets, for Ideon Science Park are:
Sustainable economic growth, supported by Equality
Innovation for Industry and infrastructure
Furthermore the Ideon Science Park’s focus areas are Smart Cities, Future Transportation, Health Tech and Smart Material which are connected to Good health and well-being, Clean Water and sanitation, Affordable and clean energy and lastly Sustatinable Cities and communities.
LUND INNOVATION DISTRICT
Lund has a strong base in science and innovation. It was chosen by 17 countries to be the home of the future European Spallation Source (ESS). This will revolutionise manufacturing by generating new and smarter materials.
The city is planning a new district (Lund Northeast) around ESS and the Max IV Laboratory, located close to Ideon Science Park. This district will be a test bed for sustainable living solutions and innovation. It will also be home to over 40,000 people, hopefully from all over the world.
Other planned building includes Science Village Scandinavia.
The city of Lund is constantly working towards its vision “creating the future – with knowledge, innovation and openness”. Ideon Science Park is proud to be part of the creation of an exciting future, both locally and internationally.
Together with our partners, we work hard every day to make this the best place to be if you want to change the world!
Curious about products and solutions have been invented at Ideon Science Park and in Lund? Take a peak at some great innovations and success stories from Ideon!
Owners & Board
Today, Ideon Science Park (Ideon AB) is owned by real estate owners Wihlborgs, and Castellum.
The board of directors include Lund University, Lund Municipality, Chamber of commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden, the County Administrative Board Skåne and the owners. The organisation report SUN, a trust created by the original founders, which is a non-profit organisation.
The Ideon Science Park brand contains a few supporting brands; Ideon Open, Ideon Innovation, Ideonfonden and Wihlborgs Servicecenter, and we work closely together as a team to ensure the mission; helping companies grow and to and increase the employment in the Region.