Students from the Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be taking over our Instagram account next week

March 16, 2018News, WeAreIdeon

#INSTATAKEOVER Next week, two students from the Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Lund University will be taking over our Instagram account to show us what they are doing, what projects they are working on and tell us about the Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship (SKJCE). We met up with the students, Antonia Mühlbauer and Gisele Azad, as well as faculty member Lottie Norrsén from the SKJCE.

Can you tell me a bit about the Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Master’s programme?

-We are a hub for entrepreneurship at Lund University. Our aim is to advance both entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship research. We focus on the areas of teaching, research and societal engagement. Our current research projects include: Refugee and Immigrant Entrepreneurship, New Venture Teams, The Entrepreneurial Process, Social Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Learning.

-We teach students how to be better entrepreneurs as well as intrapreneurs. We teach at all levels from basic courses to our Masters programme and PhD level, to commissioned education.

-Our flagship in terms of education is our Masters Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Master’s Programme has 55 students, divided into two tracks; New Venture Creation and Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation. We have 75-85% international students in the programme and 40% of the students are women.

It must be a popular program; do you have many applicants?

-This year we had approximately 1700 students applied and 55 were accepted. We look at grades and experience from work and entrepreneurship. The applicants also have to submit a statement of purpose and a video.

You have a demo day at Ideon, what is that?

-The Demo Day is the crescendo of the programme, this year it is scheduled for May 25th, so mark your calendars! This is the time where the students present the startup that they have launched during the year.

-Another great upcoming event is Dragons at the University, a competition where students from the Master’s programme, VentureLab’s incubator companies and other students from Lund University get the chance to pitch their business ideas for venture capitalists – the “Dragons”.

How many companies are created each year?

-We create entrepreneurs, not companies. All of our students continue as entrepreneurs in some way, either in the project they create during their studies, or they join another start-up, some become social entrepreneurs, some join larger companies and some continue their studies. We are not an accelerator, we focus on the development of the individual. But if you want to know of some successful students, we can mention ApParkingSpot as well as BookBoost, Renjer, NordGrona, Nattaro Labs, Suntribe, Kever Genever, Pow Unity and Uniti as some great examples.

Antonia and Gisele, can you tell me a bit more about yourselves?

-We are writing our theses on female immigrant entrepreneurship and prototyping in entrepreneurial opportunity recognition. Besides, we are setting up our own business, Femcrunch, a software tool to support gender equality in corporations. We want to show you how we as a team experience the startup journey in Sweden while studying our masters. We have a lot to do in a week, from networking to preparing for client meetings, brainstorming about our marketing and of course, writing our thesis!

-I, Gisele, come from the Netherlands and have worked in a big media agency, for a NGO and I started my first business last year.

-I, Antonia, am German and have worked in corporations doing tax consulting and IT related project management. We want our company to tackle a social problem while being profitable as well.

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Ideon Takeoff has officially opened!

March 13, 2018News, Startups

Last week, we had a grand opening of Ideon Takeoff, a shared office space where startup companies leaving an incubator in Skåne can spend the next 1,5 years to grow their business with the support of Ideon Science Park. The rent is partly sponsored by the real estate owner Whilborgs and the benefit of sitting in a community with the same kind of challenges, becoming fully commercialized and a healthy growing company, is much appreciated.

“We want to make the transit from the Incubator to the Science Park easier for the companies. You will need to find new connections and new markets and that is what we at Ideon will help you with”, said Event and Delegations Manager Lotta Wessfeldt at the opening of Ideon Takeoff. “We listen to you to find out more about what your needs are so that we can help you grow. Ideon has 400 companies and over 9 000 people working here every day, so there are many useful contacts right here for you”.

“There are 400 companies here and a lot of interactions, but people don’t always see that. There are so many opportunities here and you can learn so much from other companies. At the moment we are three tech companies here at Ideon Takeoff” said Abtin Janinejad from Entowork.

”It is a better work environment. We have space to grow, and we work better here.” says Andy Trinh, programmer at Jibber, one of the companies at Ideon Takeoff

How it works

As a part of the support for SME companies in the park, Ideon Science Park offers a place to land when leaving an Incubator, which normally happens after 1,5 year. At this stage the company has probably found a working business concept and started to grow. Here, Ideon Takeoff offers a flexible office space, where startup companies leaving an incubator in Skåne can spend the next 1,5 years to grow up to maximum 6 persons.

”The companies here are pretty much in the same phase and that makes cooperation’s with each other easy, like finding finances or recruiting.” says Christian Ramel, one of the founders of Memlin.

”Yes, by sitting together like this, we are able to act as a bigger company than we really are” says Abtin Janinejad, founder of Entowork.

”We hope that some of the service and business providers that have supported these companies at the Incubator, want to continue the relationship and start to charge at a low, but growing scale.” says Lotta Wessfeldt.

”We are several organisations working hard to make this the best place to be if you want to change the world – and grow a company” Says Mia Rolf, CEO at Ideon Science Park. ”When we find such an obvious need, that could bridge the Valley of Death for SMEs, of course we need to act.”

Want to join Ideon Takeoff?

Then contact Lotta Wessfeldt and she will tell you more.


E22 will be closed near Ideon from 5 April – 19 April

March 7, 2018News

The E22 will be closed between the Gastelyckan and Lund Norra junctions between 5 and 19 April, so there will be a risk of queues and delays in traffic. The pedestrian/cycle path on Sölvegatan under the E22 will be closed 19 March–21 May. Cyclists and pedestrians will have to follow a diversion when crossing between the eastern and western sides of the motorway. Traffic will be disrupted, and journeys will take longer during the two weeks the E22, so if you can use other modes of transportation, please do so or allow plenty of time for your journey.

Information points

Representatives from the Tramway project will come to Ideon and talk about the planned construction work and answer any questions that you might have.

March 14

8-10.50: Ideon Agora

11-13: Restaurant Höjdpunkten (Beta house)

13.10-15 Gamma Reception (Sölvegatan 41)


March 15

8-10.50: Ideon Gateway, first floor

11-13: Edison Park, first floor

13.10-15 Beta Reception


March 21

12-13 at MHC, Mobilvägen 10


For the latest updates

For the latest updates on the construction and closure of roads, go to the Tramway Project website.

Useful information for when the E22 is closed (pdf)


Park and share everywhere with ApParkingSpot

March 1, 2018News, Startups, WeAreIdeon

STARTUP NEWS We continue our series of startup companies who are working at Ideon Innovation. The purpose of this series is to introduce the startups to the other companies at Ideon to see if there is a possibility of working together and doing business with each other. Kind of an electronic networking.

Company name: ApParkingSpot

Sasa Farkas
Sasa Farkas – ApParkingSpot

Hey, Sasa Farkas, can you explain more about your app? What it does, how does it work?

ApParkingSpot allows everyone to easily rent their parking space when it’s not in use. It can be private individuals, companies or organizations. There are a lot of parking spaces that are empty while at the same time it is impossible to find a vacant parking place. We’ve solved this with our app, which is completely developed. In addition to this obvious idea, we have developed a sensor solution, we call it ASDS, Autosence Detection System, that automates the process of renting out parking spaces.

Can you tell me what inspired you to create it? What problem you wanted to fix?

When looking for parking, often you can see that there are a lot of empty parking spaces (reserved ones). So we wanted to make it possible for people to rent out their spaces during certain hours or days when they are not being used. This way, people can save money, make money and save time trying to find a parking while driving.

Can you tell us more about the team, who you are, what your background is?

I am the CEO and have a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and a master’s degree in Human Resources at Lund University. I started my own media agency, Creatify Media, with a new idea for outdoor marketing, bicycle basket covers, which has led to major marketing campaigns for Haribo, Momondo, Länsförsäkringar, Uber and Netto across the Nordic region. Erik Glitterstam is our sales person. He has a degree in computer science at Luleå University of Technology and initiator of ApParkingSpot. Staffan Wogenius is our CFO. He has a long experience from entrepreneurship and development projects. He has been the CEO of several public companies, including several with complex development projects. He has mostly worked as a financial consultant in the last 10 years in a listed company in the energy sector.

What benefits will I as a user get from using your product?

Rentiers decide themselves the price and get financial benefit when other people can utilize their parking spaces that normally would be empty. Renters can pre-book and get navigated to the parking space within our app without the hassle of losing time to find one, while saving money as private spaces are usually cheaper than the public ones.

As you know the number of companies in Ideon is huge and they all can help and collaborate with each other. What kind of help or collaboration would you like to have with other Ideon companies?

We are already working together with Sensative and Ideon organizations like Cleantech Scandinavia and Future By Lund. Regarding collaboration with other companies one idea could be to help each other with online marketing. We think that many startups are in need of good marketing and there is a space for improvement regarding better collaborations, referrals to each other and maybe joint campaigns.

Then, on the other hand, in what way and with what you can help other Ideon companies?

We are very open to help out both with our contacts, experience regarding funding and collaborations both regarding technology, AI and marketing efforts.

Big Science brings enormous potential and innovation power to Swedish industry

February 21, 2018News

We meet up with Anna Hall, Program Director for Big Science Sweden, an organization that recently moved in to Ideon.

Hello Anna, can you tell me about Big Science Sweden, who are you and what do you do?

Anna-Hall_Big Science Sweden
Anna-Hall, Big Science Sweden

“Big Science Sweden is the official Swedish ILO-organization, helping Big Science facilities across the world find Swedish suppliers. We help Swedish companies to become suppliers of advanced equipment and qualified services for research facilities across the world. We are an arena where people meet, networks are created and business is being done. We build relationships with procurement officers and people who work with technology development at research centers around Europe.”

“The goal is to get more companies to invest in Big Science. We are working hard to understand the challenges of the facilities, and then enable Swedish industry as potential suppliers and partners to solve the challenges. We organize workshops to discuss challenges that industry and academia have, and here we also have representatives from research facilities present. We are like a connector between industry, academy and facilities.”

“It is unique that Vinnova, the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth have joined forces to fund a venture. We are a consortium that works nationally, where Teknikföretagen (the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries), IUC Syd, Chalmers, Lund University, Uppsala University, Luleå University, RISE, Swerea and Region Skåne are involved.”

When you say Big Science, what do you mean?

“Large scale research facilities. An example is CERN, which was created in the 50’s as a European cooperation project. It was at CERN that the world-wide web was invented in 1989 because they needed to structure their data. This is an example of a spin off-effect that came from a large-scale research facility. Who knows what will come from MAX IV and ESS?”

There is much talk about exciting research that can be done at MAX IV and ESS, but what benefits can the industry have from the facilities?

“We usually talk about upstream and downstream. Doen-stream is about using the facility, where the results are owned by the researchers. Up-stream is about the work in and around a facility, such as designing, building and upgrading a facility. This innovation force has now come to Lund.”

“Many times, groundbreaking technologies are needed in order to make the research facilities work. One example is ESS, which will have 1.7 million checkpoints. This may require artificial intelligence and machine learning to control the facilities. We need to find the right processes to take advantage of the facilities and what we learn from building them in Lund and to make the most of the innovative power here. We want to find ways to take an innovation and commercialize it. Ideon has an important role in this work.”

You have moved into Ideon Open, what was the reason for moving in here?

“Ideon and Lund are a natural place for us to be located in, especially as ESS and MAX IV are here. We can use the premises at Ideon Open to host meetings and workshops near the facilities. Both ESS and MAX IV work a lot with in-kind deliveries and we want to see how it can be transferred to local suppliers, so we build national knowledge.”

“Lund is an attractive place and Ideon is an important arena where companies and people can meet and grow together. Ideon has four focus areas, where smart materials are an important part. Ideon also has the task to drive business development and to support companies that want to develop innovative materials, so we see many opportunities for cooperation. Beyond (Ideon Open’s corporate accelerator) where they run innovation projects is also interesting to us. One of our goals is to drive high technology development and innovation projects, here we can get support from Beyond and Ideon Open.”

What are you working on right now?

“At the moment we are working closely with the facilities to understand their challenges, so that we can match them with the right industries. We are a new organisation and are setting up our processes. We do many study visits, even to other facilities. On April 10-11, we are planning for a study visit to DESY / EXFL in Hamburg. Let us know if you are interested in joining!”

Do you want to find out more about Big Science Sweden? Visit their website eller follow them on Twitter.

Behind the scenes with Jonas Michanek and ROAR incubator #instatakeover

February 15, 2018News, Startups, WeAreIdeon

Next week Jonas Michanek and the Nigerian incubator ROAR will be taking over our Instagram account. So we took the opportunity to talk with Jonas Michanek the current incubator manager for ROAR incubator.

Jonas Michanek and ROAR Incubator
Jonas Michanek and ROAR Incubator

Hey, Jonas Michanek, can you tell us a bit more about yourself?

I am a serial entrepreneur and writer, that’s how I usually introduce myself in short. I started several companies, couple of NGOs and one foundation. Some of those companies are Idélaboratoriet, Food to happen and NEW, all of them have an innovation consultancy angle. One of the things that I have started that I am most proud of is a NGO called Social Entrepreneurship Forum (SE Forum). By now SE Forum is 15 years old and it’s headquarter is in Stockholm, but it works all over the world with social entrepreneurship. I have also written couple of books. One of them is the Idea Agent, which is a handbook of creative processes, which has been translated into 4-5 languages and is course literature all around Scandinavia. I have written books about entrepreneurship, about creative industry and how to develop creative industry on a regional level in Sweden and Europe.

If we are talking about my background I have a bachelor degree in Film and Literature, but I also have a master in Business Administration. I love sports, culture and business – I eat it all!

What is your assignment in Nigeria?

I am an Incubator Manager and I am going to help to develop the incubator ROAR Nigeria Hub. It has already started, but it is still in a very early phase. I am going to help with the creation of program, process, the organizational structure and make it an integral part of the Nigerian innovation eco system. It already has a great start because it is based in the great university University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

Can you tell me more about the people that you are working with and about the incubator?

ROAR has 16 teams working in the incubator. Great guys, everything from agricultural tech (how to make the processing of cassava more efficient), to social media apps (like hairstyles swapping apps), to more socially based tickets sales for events, they also have a team with a drone idea. It’s a bit of a mixture, but most of them are concentrated around high tech.

What are you going to show us next week on the Instatakeover?

I think we will show off the teams and they are going to share what they are doing. If they have some questions about Sweden, we can get an exchange and a conversation going. There is a big conference next week IDEON Science Park: Lunda Vision 1st International Workshop, so we will show some short videos from it as well.

Can you tell us a bit more about the conference and its focus?

It is going to be an innovation conference and it’s the first big conference about innovation and science park development in Nigeria. The Lion Science Park (that ROAR is a part of) will be the university based science park in Nigeria. There is going to be a big Swedish-Nigerian knowledge exchange, because there is about 200-300 people coming.

Do you think it’s important and useful to connect the entrepreneurs from Ideon Science Park and Lion Science Park?

I think that from the Nigerian side there is already a lot of interest to connect, but I also think that there are some companies at Ideon that would be interested in such collaboration. The Nigerian companies want to get more knowledge and understanding about tech and for the Swedish companies I think it’s useful to understand the Nigerian and in parts the African market. So, I think there can be great opportunities and exchanges with such collaboration.

Follow Jonas and ROAR on Instagram next week (link)

About ROAR incubator

More about Ideon Science Park and UNN here


Xenergic – innovative memory for a connected world

February 14, 2018News, Startups, WeAreIdeon

STARTUP NEWS We continue our series of startup companies who are working at Ideon Innovation. The purpose of this series is to introduce the startups to the other companies at Ideon to see if there is a possibility of working together and doing business with each other. Kind of an electronic networking.

Company name: Xenergic

Xenergic team
Xenergic team

Hey, Babak Mohammadi, can you tell us more about the team, who you are and what your background is?

The team at Xenergic, known also as XENTEAM, is an international team of ambitious engineers who share their passion for energy-efficient circuit design for a greener connected society. Our members are Berta, Caty, Julian, Kevin, Lucas, Roshan and Xiao which proudly all together bring together eight nationalities from different parts of World. All of them have a specialization in integrated circuit design.

The SRAM memory developed by Xenergic AB is the result of many years of research and expertise from Lund University in combination with many years of industrial experience. The company is co-founded by me, Joachim Rodrigues, Anders Berglund and Lund University. I hold a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Lund University and have more than ten years of industrial experience. Joachim is Assc. Professor in circuit design at Lund University and has several years of industrial experience. Anders Berglund has a background as a serial tech. entrepreneur.

Can you explain more about your product?

Xenergic AB develops a new IP for on-chip memories, known as SRAM which is a widely used component in integrated digital circuits such as mobile phones’ processors. The developed IP drastically reduces the power consumption and brings down the area footprint and thus production cost, making it very attractive to low power applications such as battery powered devices. Higher energy efficiency is also necessary for the deployment of a sustainable internet of things (IoT), where low-power and low-cost devices are of vital importance. Memories are area and power bottlenecks in most of the digital designs, and nowadays, roughly 70% of a typical digital chip is accounted for memories.

Can you tell me what inspired you to create it? What problem you wanted to fix if any?

We like to compete and to push ourselves to the best of our ability, so our product was developed from a passion to create the best memory. We wanted to achieve something extraordinary, a memory design that would drastically decrease the power and area cost while at the same time delivers a high performance. After many years of hard work we achieved what we were looking for and designed a memory that not only reduced the size but at the same time reduced the power consumption by more than 90%.

Our memory will be crucial for battery powered mobile devices and the deployment of internet of things, where we will enable more functionality and longer battery life time in mobile phones and Internet of Things devices. Today the memory can make up as much as 70% of the surface area and energy cost of the digital designs. We will change this!

What benefits will I as a user get from using your product?

Our IP will extend the battery longevity of mobile devices and enable the development of new low-power devices. Smaller area footprint of IP comes with the advantage of more functions and lower product cost for the end user.

In what way could help other Ideon companies?

We can help high-tech companies to improve the performance of their application, and we are already collaborating with some global players.

Behind the scenes with Bylife #instatakeover

February 8, 2018News, Startups, WeAreIdeon

Next week Bylife, who was the winner at the VentureCup idea hunt 2017, will be taking over our Instagram account. So we took the opportunity to talk with Erik Wilson the CEO and Founder of Bylife.

Erik Wilson - Bylife
Erik Wilson – Bylife

Hi Erik, can you explain a bit more what your company does? What is unique in what you are providing? What inspired you to start your business?

In short – We ( are bringing nature indoors to improve peoples’ quality of life. This means we are developing what we call “a smart living wall” i.e. a bookshelf, covered with green indoor plants that make you feel great from simply being near it. Just like being outside.

What’s unique about our product is that the wall knows what type of plant sits where and how it should be taken care of. In that way you can sit back and enjoy the plants not caring about maintenance, and start thinking about who you are and how you would like to express yourself in life, by life.

What inspired me in creating it? The nature, seeing how good everyone feel in contact with it, and asking myself – how can nature be more accessible and with us in our day to day life. Since we spend 90% of our time indoors, this is where it must be.

Can you tell me more about the people working at Bylife? What backgrounds do you have and what inspires you while working?

Erik Wilson, CEO and founder. Responsible for customer relations, business development and research, while keeping the team together. Worked with light simulation and light design for 8-months during his graduation project in collaboration with Philips Lighting Research. Has also international research experience and a combined master’s in engineering nanoscience, from the engineering faculty, LTH, of Lund University.

Zacharias Holm, Software developer and system architect, co-founder. Responsible for developing software and homepage where the systems are monitored and managed from. Previously co-founded and run his own software consultancy firm. Background in ‘Design and Information systems’, from Lund University.

Markus Karlström, Mechatronic expert and robotic developer, co-founder. Responsible for development of the aeroponic spot irrigation and the robotic growth light. Background in mechatronic from LTH. Recently returned from a 6-month exchange program at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Oscar Nilsson, Product developer and supply manager. Last year student. Product development, Engineering Mechanics LTH.

Luca Caruso, Business development. 1st  year exchange student from Brazil. Studying industrial engineering.

Petter Andersson, Full-stack developer. 4th year computer engineering student at LTH.

The feedback we get from both customers and potential customers inspires us to continue working and boosts our confidence that we are doing something that will have a large impact on society.

You are part of Venture Lab, what does that give you?

We have been with VentureLab for almost a year now and it is an amazing place to start. Firstly, you realize that you are not on your own and your confidence is boosted by others. You receive valuable tips and contacts from more mature entrepreneurs who usually have a head start compared to you.

What are you going to show us during your Instagram takeover week?

You will get an insight in our daily work-life, hopefully learn something about plants and what easy steps you can take to improve your indoor environment. Also, I will be revealing why we have been working so hard for the past weeks.

If you want to learn more about Bylife visit

If you want to know more about Eric you can read his latest blog post here

Follow Bylife next week on our Instagram

Long-term relationships with your clients are crucial – Emma Troedsson on boosting your sales

February 7, 2018Guides and tips, News

“Working in sales, you can’t sit and wait for the phone to ring anymore. We live in a VUCA world, which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. This means that we are also operating at a more complex market. Long-term relationships with your clients are crucial”, this was the opening statement by Emma Troedsson at the Ideon Marketing and Sales network. The theme was how you can build a network in an intelligent way to boost your sales.

“It’s hard to keep up with the needs and the wants of your customers, even harder than before. This means that you really need to take your customer’s hand and understand what their needs and wants are. And how do you do that? You can do it in many ways, but the main way is by building a strong relationship. That’s the main tool that you have.”

Are networks undemocratic?

“Some people think that having a society based on networks might be undemocratic, like in the mafia where only some people get favours. But we must not forget how important networks are to your career. Your network is part of your competence. Just like your attitude, it is part of the package,” Emma comments. “The most successful people are the ones who have open networks, where you get different types of input.”

“To meet people equally is one of the hardest things in sales. Sometimes when I work with my clients, they say ‘I know, we’ll go to the customer and give a lecture’. I usually tell them that is the equivalent of saying ahead of a date ‘I can sleep at your place’. This way, you are making assumptions without understanding the client’s situation and it is so important to be present and open in the relationship, all the time”, Emma says.

The best connections and networks, according to Emma:

  1. Are built on trust
  2. There is a balance between the people, either in the economic situation or a balance in values, energy, focus or knowledge
  3. They develop over time


Emma’s best networking tips

Time is a scarce resource and networking and talking to clients takes time. So how can you do it in an efficient and creative way?

  1. Use the lunch, go out and meet people for lunch instead of scheduling a regular meeting.
  2. Meet up for a coffee (fika), networking is the key to the future success of your career. Spend more time on this instead of making your project more perfect.
  3. Talk to people around you at different venues, you never know who you’ll meet. This works best if you can start of as equals, find something that you both have in common or that you are interested in (like dogs) to start off the conversation.
  4. You don’t have to be in your job persona to mingle and network. The best sales pitches are usually made when you’re not prepared, as you are being yourself, talking about something you believe in.
  5. A great question to ask at a mingle is “what else is going on with you/your business?”. Be curious and find out what they are working on, it might lead up to a collaboration.


Build a long-term relationship with your clients

“We have a lot of misconceptions about how working in sales means being pushy and that calling a client means that you are disturbing them. When you call a client that you have done business with, you don’t call them to sell, you call them to ask about what’s going on. You show an interest in them and their situation. Otherwise, it is like going in a holiday with a friend, and then not call them for a year. If you’re closer to your shareholders than your customers – it is a dangerous path you have chosen. Build a relationship with your clients and take care of it,” Emma finishes her talk.

Join our next Marketing and Sales meeting

Do you want to improve your skills or your network in marketing and sales? Then join us for the next Ideon Marketing and Sales Network! Find the dates at
Do you want to find out more about what Emma Troedsson can do for your business? Check out her website at Sterner & Troedsson.

In fond memory of Ingvar Kamprad – champion of entrepreneurs

January 29, 2018News, WeAreIdeon
Ingvar Kamprad
Ingvar Kamprad

Today we send our warm thoughts to Ingvar Kamprad’s family and colleagues at Ikea. Did you know that this legendary entrepreneur was a key person in the creation of Ideon? Their investment and ownership of the real estate company of Ideon was the reason the buildings Alfa and Gamma could be built.

“The building Kuvösen was my requirement if we were going to build Ideon. I think we really need to help young entrepreneurs with low rent and cheap assistance with law, bookkeeping and telephone services, Ingvar Kamprad said in an interview with Sydsvenskan in 2008, about what is now called the incubator Ideon Innovation.

Ingvar considered it important that university research should be linked to business, and a science park should be able to help with this. This ambition is just as true today and we include Ingvar Kamprad’s curious and entrepreneurial spirit in our work for the future.

Ideon-skylt, foto Per Lindström
Photo: Per Lindström