Soreco wants to make it easier for companies to understand and fulfill all types of rules and regulations

October 11, 2017Startups, 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: Soreco AB

Who are you?

We are Ingemar Thulin and John Berntsen, co-founders of Soreco.

What product or service do you offer?

Our cloud based tool creates full awareness and status regarding product compliance. To simplify, we are keeping track of our customer’s regulatory product requirements (Declaration of Conformities) and if any legal rule and/or requirement is updated, the registered user for that product will get a notification.

The system we are currently working on is a requirement tracker tool. Here you can keep track of all your products that are being sold within different markets. You can get a notification 6-12 months before some regulatory requirement is released. Another benefit of our system is that it includes 100% free to searches in our regulative database and users will get the latest info without any cost.

This means that if you are a startup company you will have the possibility to create a compliant and CE marked product through the Soreco search tool. Soreco AB’s vision is to make it easier for companies to understand and fulfill all types of rules and regulations, help to make the products they deliver be better and healthier for both users and environment, all for the greater good.

What benefits would I get from using your product?

You can sleep well and be know that all products sold under your responsibility are fully compliant towards the latest set of rules and standards. We map product requirements towards our own developed and continuously updated database, making sure that you can focus on your core business.

What kind of partners or help do you possibly need from other Ideon companies?

UI/web/cloud design, database management and legal requirements within MedTech.

What kind of support can you offer to other Ideon companies?

Type approval knowledge and CE marking support, in other words: SOcial and REgulatory COmpliance.

Contact Soreco

Email: info@soreco.se

Phone number: +46 703 192 531

Website: www.soreco.se

How smart can smart living be?

October 4, 2017News, WeAreIdeon

Reflections after meeting the leading innovation ecosystems of the world

By Mia Rolf, CEO Ideon Science Park

Mia Rolf, CEO Ideon Science Park

At the High-Level Forum for Innovation Ecosystems, #HLF_2017, delegations from 23 countries from all over the world met around the theme “Innovation and smart living”. Prominent guest speakers were Yoriko Kishimoto, former Mayer of Palo Alto and Professor Paul Lewis, professor of Urban Planning and Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design at Université de Montréal – Québec – Canada. The delegation from Lund-Sweden included, apart from Ideon Science Park, leaders from Lund University, Lund Municipality, Innovation Skåne, Science Village, Medicon Village, Kraftringen, Siemens and Skanska.

Being a strong group from Lund amongst the 120 delegates, we were able to follow several panel discussions as well as joined activities staged for networking during three days.

Lund Delegation HLF
Lund Delegation, HLF

First of all, I have to reflect on the fact that the definition of a smart city or smart living is different depending on where you come from. In Lund, it may be a connected test arena for applications and services, or reusing waste energy from a neutron lab (ESS) to heat a part of the city, as presented by Sylvia Michel, CEO Kraftringen.  While in Taiwan, the main focus of the smart city was providing fossil free transportation for citizens, in a business model combining public transportation, biking and a commercial loyalty program, as presented by Hau Chen Mike Lee, Tainan, Taiwan. For Montreal, it also included controlling the city bridge lightning with data from the weather and the flow of the Montreal hashtag tweets on Twitter. Infrastructure for transportation, connected data and energy flows seem to be common themes, but where do the limits go for calling something smart living or a smart city? And are we all not just trying to drive a change into a new more digital and environmentally friendly paradigm? So, in the future, will all cities be smart? If so, what do we call them?

At least we agreed on one thing. The users, the citizens, are the centre of the solutions. They are the ones to use them, and many times are expected to change their behaviour in doing so. The citizens thus need to be more involved in the planning, creation and implementation of a Smart city. This was stated several times during the meetup. Looking around me, I saw representatives from the innovation ecosystem in the shape of leaders of Universities, Science Parks, City government, large corporations, Regions and Incubators. Missing from this think tank – as so often when we discuss science –  was the user herself. Perhaps it would be impossible to add a regular man or woman from the street, but there are scientists that do nothing else but to study people – the behavioural scientists and the social anthropologists. My suggestion to the next High-Level Forum was to invite them to the meeting. In fact, that is exactly what is needed in our own Science Park and we have started by bringing in behavioural science students to help our engineers find the best way to test their ideas in the development process. Smart living – no matter how sophisticated – will not happen without the people willing to be living smart.

Finally, I want to emphasize the feeling of hope that was conveyed during these days. The entire world is trying to change to the better. We are all very aware of the climate challenges, the health challenges and the UN goals for humanity, and all ecosystems of the world are trying to create a better tomorrow. The unifying force in this leaves me with hope and a feeling that if we wanted we could even reach world peace through the friendships we create.

 

Behind the scenes with Malmö Yrkeshögskola #instatakeover

October 2, 2017News, WeAreIdeon

With 400 companies and organisations at Ideon, it is difficult to keep track of what everyone is doing. We want to make it easier for all of us to get to know one another by inviting you behind the scenes. Every other week, one company will take over our Instagram account and share their working life with you. This week, Malmö Yrkeshögskola and their program Advanced Programming for iPhone and Android, will be taking over our Instagram.

Hello Claes Magnusson, Principal, can you tell me a little bit about Malmö Yrkeshögskola and the course you have at Ideon?

– Malmö Yrkeshögskola is an advanced vocational college with education at post upper secondary levels, approved and financed by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education and approved by the Swedish Board of Study Support (CSN) for loans and grants.

– In Lund we provide a 1,5 year programme in Advanced Programming iPhone and Android, next class starts in January 2018. We also have several programmes in Malmö and in Helsingborg including Content Manager (2 year) also starting in January, and Mobile Commerce (1.5 year), Content Producer (1.5 year) and Programmer iPhone and Android (1 year) starting in August 2018.

Who are the students that attend the course?

– Students are usually 25-35 year olds, often with a previous academic degree or real skills earned through work.

Can the Ideon companies use the students for smaller projects?

– Absolutely. The students are there for the companies to use, engage and hire. They are allowed to work commercially from day one, but there is also a 20 week LIA-course, Learning in a work environment, where the learning should take place at a company or in an organisation. Please feel free to send us an email 5-10 lines (WITHOUT any business secrets), and we will forward it to our students.

What will you be showing us on Instagram next week?

– We will show what our students are working with and also some reflections from the school about how fast the digital transition is moving. There are a good reason for Learn or die® to be a registered trade mark för Malmö Yrkeshögskola.

Follow Malmö Yrkeshögskola at our Instagram

Find out more about Malmö Yrkeshögskola here

Lunch ideas from the Ideon Restaurant app

Did you know that students from the program have created an app that shows you the way to the restaurants at Ideon.

Download from App Store here

Download from Google Play here

Ideon lunch app

Industry Frontiers advise companies on market opportunities in Africa

September 27, 2017News, 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: Industry Frontiers

Who are you?

We are Prudence Persson, Founder and Managing Director and Peter Mafuta, Marketing Manager, based in Zambia.

What product or service do you offer?

We help get world-class products into African markets, supporting CEOs, management and sales teams with investment decisions. When it comes to winning in Africa, having the right information, contacts, connections and access to finances is key. Industry Frontiers facilitate partnerships with local partners and provides advice on funding sources for internationalization as well as providing full service marketing for high end products suitable for African markets.

How do you build the right networks?

Through meetings (conferences, seminars) and market investigations (case studies). Together with PMP Innovations, we host two annual live events – Branding Africa Conference held in Sweden and the Zambia Education Fair, a meeting point for industry leaders, academia and government keynotes including African Ambassadors accredited to the Nordic countries.

What benefits would I get from using your services?

Key contacts to buyers, suppliers and funders working with African markets.  Companies get access to a large network of government, industry and academia buyers, suppliers and other partners.

What kind of partners or help do you possibly need from other Ideon companies?

Marketing of our services within Ideon. If you are a company with a world-class product suitable for Africa, you are the kind of partner we are looking for!

What kind of support can you offer to other Ideon companies?

Market information, contacts and marketing.

Contact Industry Frontiers

Key contact: Prudence Persson
Email: info@industry-frontiers.com
Phone: +46 703 607 623
Visit our website for more information

Storvix wants to redefine your data storage economics

September 13, 2017News, Startups, WeAreIdeon

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: Storvix

Who are you?

We are Maurizio Alpi (Managing Director), Luca Minoja (Chief Product Officer), Giuseppe Schifitto (Customer Success Manager), Sandro Mondini (Software Engineering) and Simone Salerni (Software Engineering).

What need or problem does your product or service solve?

We believe that people and organizations should focus more on what really matters to their business instead of spending precious time in the understanding and management of facilities equipment. IT devices, today, are a core aspect for all the companies, but IT managers and their team are always pressed for time. We know that the workload from Big Data and analytics are considered as primary production data and at the same time data footprints are getting larger. This scenario is posing a huge storage challenge that companies more often have to solve with an IT budget, which is always under pressure.

We can solve this issue by delivering an intelligent data management system that is optimized to manage all the data storage workload with a set-up time under 10 minutes.

What type of product do you offer?

We have designed and built an Intelligent Filer which is a storage-optimized server system empowered with an integrated and cloud-connected operating environment which uses A.I. capabilities to optimize  the management process from data protection to sharing and performance tuning.

What benefits do I get from using your product?

A superior efficiency with a very low TCO, especially compared to the traditional data storage solutions. Your IT team and supervisors will use their time in a much better way and your company will benefit from a modern approach to data storage management.

What kind of partners or help do you need from other Ideon companies?

We are developing our new product line and any help with product and content marketing is always appreciated!

What kind of support or help can you offer to other Ideon companies?

We can help with questions regarding computer data from management to archiving and we can also assist in almost every IT related matters and agile work process definition for tech-companies.

Contact Storvix

Luca Minoja, luca@storvix.eu, +46 739 705 050

Find out more about Storvix

Behind the scenes with VentureCup #instatakeover

September 13, 2017News, WeAreIdeon

With 400 companies and organisations at Ideon, it is difficult to keep track of what everyone is doing. We want to make it easier for all of us to get to know one another by inviting you behind the scenes. Every other week, one company will take over our Instagram account and share their working life with you. Next week, VentureCup will take over our account.

Hello Jonas Lundh, can you tell me a little about VentureCup?

Jonas Lundh
Jonas Lundh

Venture Cup is a non-profit organization that organizes a nationwide competition for startups and entreprepreneurs and a method of developing your business idea. The competition has two phases, during the fall we run “Idea” and during the spring “Startup”, where there are regional finals and the winners qualify to the national finals. The competition “Startup” is open for all startups that have not commercialized revenues exceeding SEK 500 000.

Tell us about the team at VentureCup South? What are your backgrounds?

-The team consists of me (Jonas Lundh), Hilde Zellman and a few student ambassadors. I have worked as an event coordinator and have arranged festivals, fairs and concerts, and used to run my own business as well. Hilde has an MBA and has a degree from the Lund School of Entrepreneurship. She has also worked as a business developer at VentureLab and is running her own business part time.

Can you tell us a little about the national finals?

-There are 15 teams from all over Sweden who are coming to Lund to compete in the national finals, on September 21st. They will be pitching to a national jury who are specially assembled for this event. During the gala in the University building, the winners will be presented and there are four categories; Student superstart, Impact maker, Game changer and Top tech. And of course, the total winner of VentureCup 2017, the Startup of the year.

-Throughout this process, the teams have been pitching before a jury, but they are also receiving training and support from VentureCup. But I want to point out that the jury focuses on the entire business idea, not just the pitch.

-The winners from the regional finals have already won SEK 50 000 each, and in the national finals, the winners of each category will receive SEK 50 000 as well. And the Startup of the year winner receives SEK 100 000. Added to that, some teams compete in more than one category, so there is a lot at stake here!

Who are previous participants of VentureCup?

-We are very proud of all of our teams. Since the start in 1998, over 27 000 entrepreneurs have competed. Some of our previous participants are Raysearch, Hövding, Najell, Scalado, Parkster and Lensway.

What will you be showing us on Instagram next week?

-We will take you behind the scenes, you’ll get to see how we are preparing for the national finals. You might get to meet some of the teams and members of the jury. Don’t miss it, it will be an intense and exciting week!

Find out more

Check out the finalists here

Don’t forget to cheer for Ideon company Vultus who are nominated in the category Student Superstart!

Follow VentureCup at our Instagram here

Bjorkstrom Robotics lets you experience future buildings on site before they are built

August 30, 2017Startups, 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: Bjorkstrom Robotics

Who are you?

We are: Kristofer Björkström (CEO), Patrik Ragnarsson (Partner, Business developer, Sales), Elmir Jagudin (Partner and Developer) and Lars-Olof Olsson (Partner and Developer).

What product or service do you offer?

We help people in the construction industry to visualize their models in real-time, full scale, on spot. They will totally understand the model, no more misunderstandings.

Our product is called Hägring, which is based on Augmented/Mixed/Virtual reality, AR/MR/VR. That combined with high accuracy RTK GNSS (positional tracking of 1 cm accuracy) makes it possible to experience future buildings on site that have not yet been built! Any person will almost believe that the building is already built. The person can freely move around, into and through the building. One can really understand all dimensions of the building and how it fits into the existing surroundings, all in real time.

Hägring is easy to use and always connected to the cloud to make it possible for total remote control and easy management.

Hägring

What benefits would I get from using your product or service?

You get a nearly total understanding of complex building models, by being in and walking around the models.

What kind of partners or help do you possibly need from other Ideon companies?

Hardware production experience is something we need.

What kind of support or help could you possibly offer to other Ideon companies?

You are welcome to try our product Hägring. We are also experienced within software development.

Contact Bjorkstrom Robotics

Email: kristofer@bjorkstromrobotics.com
Phone number: +46 739 944 179
Visit our website: www.bjorkstromrobotics.com

Smart City Square with Bjorkstrom Robotics

Bjorkstrom Robotics will be speaking at Smart City Square on October 4th, so make sure you sign up here!

An introduction to Hägring

Do you need help entering the Asian market? Talk to Sandklef Asia Insights and Kinapoolen

August 16, 2017Startups, WeAreIdeon

STARTUP NEWS We continue the series with profiles of companies 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. We look forward to helping Ideon companies get to know each other better and open possibilities for cooperation with one another!

Company Name: Sandklef Asia Insights and Kinapoolen

Who are working in the companies?

– Kristina Sandklef  and Håkan Garmer

What need or problem does your service solve?

– At Sandklef Asia Insights we help companies enter the Asian and South Asian market. We support Asian investors to source Scandinavian companies to invest in or acquire. We are also happy to assist Scandinavian companies that have issues that they need to solve within their Asian markets.

– Kinapoolen is a recruitment site where we connect people and companies who are seeking staff that are speaking Mandarin and for Asians who are speaking Swedish.

What benefits would I get from using your or services?

– We have a detailed understanding of the issues in the market and extensive experience from working with Asian business. We have great language skills and a broad network in this part of the world.

–  We offer stability, knowledge of what is really happening and we are a reliable speaking partner during the journey to expansion in an exciting market!

Contact us

Find out more at kinapoolen.se or contact Håkan Garmer at +46 7294 796 33.

If you have any questions regarding the company profiles or what is going on at Ideon Innovation, please contact Neal Greenspan. We look forward to helping Ideon companies get to know each other better and open possibilities for cooperation with one another!

TÜV Rheinland opens wireless lab at Ideon

June 22, 2017News, WeAreIdeon

The leading test provider, TÜV Rheinland, has expanded its global commitment to wireless communication technology by acquiring a laboratory at Ideon. The acquisition of the laboratory at Ideon also forms the basis for TÜV Rheinland’s newly established national subsidiary in Sweden. By acquiring the laboratory, TÜV Rheinland has expanded its European wireless network into four locations. In addition to the lab in Sweden, TÜV Rheinland also runs the corresponding facilities in Cologne, Nuremberg and Leek (Netherlands).

– We are pleased that the laboratory is being utilized in a global network through TÜV Rheinland, and in addition, our focus areas Future Transportation and Smart Cities gain an important boost through TÜV’s cutting edge competence. It is also an important signal that German companies monitor our Science Park and want to be present here. We further strengthen the ties to our neighboring markets, says Mia Rolf, CEO of Ideon Science Park.

TÜV Rheinland’s Center of Excellence

As a member of the rapidly growing LoRa Alliance, TÜV Rheinland also supports the standardization process as well as testing and certification of products before being launched on the market. To this end, the experts work with specialized laboratories for wireless communication technology and IoT products in Europe and the United States, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. This way, the test provider is always close to manufacturers and users worldwide and can offer their skills in wireless communication standards. The same applies to Silicon Valley in the United States where the test provider opened the first wireless communications technology laboratory in 1986. Together with the newly opened laboratory in Fremont, California, the facility “TÜV Rheinland’s Center of Excellence Wireless / IoT” forms the hub that performs wireless communication tests throughout North America. Like cyber security and autonomous driving, the expansion of wireless communication technology testing facilities is an example of the future digitization topics that test provider TÜV Rheinland will focus more on in the future.

About the service and the company

TÜV Rheinland is one of the leading tests and pioneers in the entire area of ​​wireless communication technology. TÜV Rheinland, for example, created the world’s first WiFi lab. The experts from TÜV Rheinland were also involved in Bluetooth technology right from the start. In addition, TÜV Rheinland is also the world leader in WiFi, Bluetooth and/or ZigBee for smart home applications, where it checks whether the corresponding devices are in accordance with the wireless communication protocols. TÜV Rheinland tests many different types of appliances and products in its laboratories in Japan and China, where most of these devices are manufactured. Further information is available at www.tuv.com and on the TÜV Rheinland platform “Connected to the Future” on the company’s future-oriented topics, Find out more here.

Join Actimate on a 12 week health challenge

June 14, 2017News, 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: Actimate

Who are you?

Karolina Silfverberg and Mikaela Persson.

What need or problem does your product or service solve?

We’ve seen that people don’t move enough. Sitting still for too long is dangerous! At the workplace, this leads to lower productivity and increased costs due to sick leave.

How do you accomplish solving this need or problem?

Actimate offers a tool for increased movement and improved health which leads to lower costs due to reduced personnel being out sick and a better team feeling. The product is an app based health activity where companies challenge each other based on who is most active.

What benefits would I get from using your product or service?

The greatest asset of any company is its employees.

Actimate gives your company and your employees an inspiring tool to keep the focus on physical activity. With increased activity, you will feel healthier and happier. Use our app to challenge, engage and motivate your employees.

What kind of partners or help do you possibly need from other Ideon companies?

We are open for cooperation with other companies regarding tech development, partners, marketing activities, networking etc.

What kind of support or help could you possibly offer to other Ideon companies?

We can give your company and your employees an inspiring tool to keep the focus on physical activity. With increased activity, you will feel healthier and happier.

Contact Actimate

Email Mikaela

Phone: +46 76 4147874

Visit our website

Follow us on www.facebook.com/actimatehello
Instagram: @actimateofficial

Join the corporate challenge for 12 weeks

 

Expand your network

If you have any questions regarding this or what is going on at Ideon Innovation, please contact Neal Greenspan. We look forward to helping Ideon companies get to know each other better and open possibilities for cooperation with one another!