Quick facts about Ideon
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companies since the start
Ideon has been home to over 1 200 companies through the years!
Ideon was started!
Ideon was the first Science Park in Sweden and we are forever changing and growing!
We welcome over 50 delegations from all over the word every year
Our Focus areas
Connectivity, Autonomous vehicles, electrification and car sharing, all major trends that are shaping the future of transportation. This will also have a major impact on city planning.
Volvo Cars, LOGE, TerraNet, Bosch and Sigma Connectivity are some companies working with solutions for Future Transportation here at Ideon.
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The area of Smart Cities is wide and spans everything from sustainable solutions, lighting, sensors and big data to social entrepreneurship and behavioural studies.
At Ideon, we support our companies in their effort to grow their business in this area, but we are also trying to connect them with each other, key players and decision makers, and cluster organisations like WIN, Packbridge and Future by Lund.
Ericsson, Combain, Sensefarm, Sony and Bosch are some of the companies working with solutions for Smart Cities here at Ideon.
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We have chosen a broader interpretation of Smart Materials, not only being material that changes properties as a result of external input, but also including new materials and new applications, as there is a need for materials that are lightweight, have certain functionalities, performances or easy maintenance as well. 3D-printing and prototyping are a major part of this focus area.
In this area we also include the research on how to use certain materials, such as the research conducted at MAX IV and in the future at ESS as well. Read more about these facilities at World Class Labs »
ESS, MAX IV, Lund University, Big Science Sweden, RISE, Dassault Systems, Serstech and Ideon Open are some of the companies working with Smart materials. We are also working closely with cluster organisations like Packbridge and IUC South.
We focus on what Healthtech can do and how it can be used by healthcare system and patients. This area includes web based connections with doctors and pharmacists, smart watches to monitor your health, AI to spot potential risk groups, robots, 3D printed exoskeletons and much more.
We have 70 companies within life science and 30 of them focus on Healthtech. AppInMed, BoneSupport, Sigma Connectivity, Tendo and Exini are some of the companies working with Healthtech.
the success of a long term private-public partnership
Born in 1983, when the shipping industry crisis was paralysing the south of Sweden, Ideon Science Park made a huge difference in society´s faith in the future. Through science, innovation and commercialisation, the park would lift the labor market in southern Sweden to a whole new level and create job opportunities through supporting business growth.
In fact, the region including Malmö, Lund and especially Ideon Science Park, is now one of 13 brain belts where the smartest people in the world live and work, according to authors Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker in the book “The Smartest Places on Earth”.
From the start, Ideon has been a result of a public-private partnership, including Lund University, the County Administrative Board Skåne, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden, the private industry and real estate owners. The diverse constellation was important and has been kept and developed ever since.
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 Ideon Center, and we work closely together as a team to ensure the mission; helping companies grow and to and increase the employment in the Region.