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!

Meet SubDetect – creating underwater communication with ultrasound

June 7, 2017News, Startups, WeAreIdeon

STARTUP NEWS This is the first in a series of company profiles 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.

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!

Company Name: SubDetect AB

Who is working in the company?

Ola Albertsson, Jerry Färm and John Berntsen.

What need or problem does your product or service solve?

A new security solution that increase safety for divers.

How do you accomplish solving this need or problem?

By developing a device, DiverFinder, that communicates between divers in underwater conditions.

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

Comfort and safety when diving.

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

Ultrasonic sound knowledge in water conditions, production of water proof hardware, webb design.

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

Hardware construction, software development, arduino solutions, diving.

Contact information

info@subdetect.com

www.subdetect.com

The new role of the Science Park

May 18, 2017News, WeAreIdeon

This is a reflection from our CEO Mia Rolf. 

Having spent 3 days in an IASP (International Association of Science Parks) European meeting in York, UK, I have to reflect upon the struggle we all seem to have in finding our natural role in the innovation system, and in society. Some science parks feel threatened by the clusters, who are niched and thus clearer in whom to attract, and yet less restricted in that they are not bound to a geographical place. The diverse ownership of the Science Parks is another issue that makes it hard to compare targets, results and methods.

Mia Rolf, CEO Ideon Science Park
Mia Rolf, CEO Ideon Science Park

Four Swedish Science Parks were present, and made a substantial part of the group; Mjärdevi and Västerås who are owned respectively by the City and  the Region, and Johannesberg and Ideon Science Park mainly privately owned. Even so, the two latter have taken the societal responsibility to drive attraction, innovation and entrepreneurship forward, creating more job opportunities in long run – and perhaps even branding value for the City, Region and the Nation.

What was said during the conclusion is that science parks all over the World need to make a transformation, and reform their role in society. “Science Parks need to be closer to the societies whose problems they aim to solve”, Catherine Johns, Innovation and Business Growth Director at NETpark stated, and I agree.

In the European perspective Ideon Science Park stands strong, in the sense that it has started to transform and is in the process of claiming its societal role as a driving force of entrepreneurship and deep-tech innovation in the region and for the nation. We want to help the region reach its target of most innovative region 2020, and we have aligned our focus areas to support the regions. We work together with the clusters, who are experts in running industry meetings and match make for business opportunities within the cluster, and we try to build arenas where the cluster organizations may take the lead, and if we have a role it is in creating business opportunities in areas the clusters do not cover.

But we could do more. Västerås Science Park has worked with Almi and Mälardalen University to define an entrepreneur supporting process they all work after, to make minimum double work and maximum effect. NETpark has involved the local society, to find what challenges they should try to solve. And Andalucia Technology Park in Málaga has used the knowledge from large corporations like Oracle to setup a mentorship program to help small to medium companies in their park to develop international leadership skills.

Based in Lund, Ideon Science Park is not building the future only for this city, but for the international society. Are Sicence Parks to become the Uber for entrepeneurs, in sharing assets in the innovation process, linked together in a global network? One thing is for sure. Innovation is not only technological and it never ends. At least Ideon Science Park has started moving and we are seeing positive effects already.

The dream would be to have a formal national responsibility – and budget –  in representing Sweden internationally, being able to increase the 60 annual delegations of today drastically and driving the creation of the future, in some smart specialized areas. Ping Mikael Damberg.

Stay tuned.

//Mia Rolf, CEO Ideon Science Park

Behind the scenes with ARM

May 12, 2017News, WeAreIdeon

With 400 companies 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, ARM has been hosting our account.

Hi Emelie Bågvik Ströbeck, what can you tell me about ARM?

– ARM is the world’s leading semiconductor IP company. We develop and license technology that is at the heart of many of the digital electronic devices sold each year, from sensors to smartphones to servers.

What products or services do you offer?

– We’re intrinsic to the development of technology in billions of products, which touch the lives of more than 80% of the world’s population. From bankers to farmers, students to surgeons, and start-ups to leading companies, we’re bringing people and devices increasingly together as we shape the connected world.

You have offices here in Lund, but also in other locations, where?

– We have offices at 6 locations in the US, 20 in Europe, where Lund is one, and 8 in Asia and the Pacific.

What will you be showing us this week on Instagram?

– A mix of happenings at ARM Sweden. We will show what a day can look like at ARM Sweden.

Are there any areas where you would like a cooperation or exchange of ideas with other Ideon companies?

– We want people to know that we have an office here in Lund!

Follow us on Instagram

Find out more about ARM

An intelligent light that can improve the quality of your sleep – follow BrainLit behind the scenes

April 21, 2017News, WeAreIdeon

With 400 companies 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. BrainLit are hosting our account this week.

Hello Cathrin Frisemo, what can you tell me about BrainLit?

Cathrin Frisemo BrainLit
Cathrin Frisemo, BrainLit

– BrainLit is Sweden’s most innovative lighting technology company. The intelligent light control system was developed and patented by the tech serial entrepreneur Tord Wingren in 2012.

– We are gaining both national and international recognition, e.g. we were one of the finalists at the Swedish Mobile Awards, and internationally also for BrainLit’s light installation at Lindeborgsskolan in Malmö. A scientific study published last year showed that students at the school had significantly improved their quality of sleep. We also recently received 2 MSEK in funding from Vinnova for development a light meter for measuring light in a new way.

What products or services do you offer?

– Today a large number om people spend 90% of their time indoors, and that has a major impact on our health, in particular on the circadian rhythm, which regulates our body clock. BrainLit provides customers with daylight indoors by the intelligent light control system to improve health and productivity. The indoor lighting is customized to mimic natural daylight by LED-luminaries controlled by sensors connected to the patented software. The lighting system is adjusted and managed by the customers through using panels or/and by an app in the phone or tablet.

– The system is a dynamic self-learning system, with built-in feedback, and based on the latest research in lighting and illumination. The continuous upgrade of the system is secured by BrainLit’s scientific board with professors in high tech and medicine, providing our customers with the best indoor light environment for humans and livestock.

Our five keywords are:

  • Health presence
  • Well-being
  • Productivity
  • Energy efficiency
  • Maintenance efficiency

Who are the people working at BrainLit, what are your backgrounds?

– Together we cover a broad and in-depth competence in technology and medicine, and with experience from working in international environments. We work closely together with our scientific board to assure providing our customers with a cutting-edge light environment solution.

What will you be showing us this week on Instagram?

You will follow the BrainLit team “behind the scenes.” You may also meet us live this Wednesday, April 26, when we are hosting the scientific breakfast at Ideon Agora, 08:30-10:30. The talks are about human needs for daylight to stay healthy and the new way of measuring light.

Are there any areas where you would like a closer cooperation or exchange of ideas with other Ideon Companies?

– We are always open to exchanging ideas since we are continuously developing our light environment system.

Follow BrainLit on Instagram

Find out more about BrainLit

Behind the scenes with Combain – #WeAreIdeon

April 18, 2017News, WeAreIdeon

With 400 companies 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. Combain are hosting our account this week.

Hi, Yllka Xhemajli, what can you tell me about Combain?

Yllka Xhemajli, Combain
Yllka Xhemajli, Combain

Combain is a world leading geolocation service provider for connected IoT devices. Combain has one of the world largest databases of cell-id and wifi that is used for accurate indoor and outdoor geopositioning of devices. The database includes more than 80 million cell-ids and 1.2 billion wifis from more than 200 countries.

Combain’s customers are leading mobile network operators, cyber security companies, IoT device manufacturers. The positioning service is provided as a cloud-based API, Combain CPS API, and as a cloud-based IoT platform, Thinxmate.  Combain is located in Lund, Sweden and Palo Alto, USA and serves customers world-wide.

What products or services do you offer?

Indoor & outdoor positioning.

What will you be showing us this week on Instagram?

I will show you some snapshots of what we are doing at here at Combain. This week we will show you how a day looks like for Invoice mobile, Worxmate and Combain.

Invoice mobile is a Invoice service app that you can use for free, it´s available for iOS and Android.

Worxmate is a complete fleet management system. Worxmate is used by companies that has workers on the field. With Combaines positioning services you can track cars and get real time information reported back from workers from the field. We support  Transportation,  Lumber and Service companies. We offer special customisations due to each company have different wants and needs.

Combain positioning solution is used for accurate indoor and outdoor geopositioning of devices.

We have unique and exciting projects that we are working with and one of them is with Blink Services.

Are there any areas where you would like a closer cooperation or exchange of ideas with other Ideon Companies?

We are always interested in new things  when it comes to IoT and Smart Cities.

Find out more about Combain here

Follow Combain and Ideon on Instagram

Cleantech Scandinavia invites you behind the scenes

April 4, 2017News, WeAreIdeon

With 400 companies 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. Cleantech Scandinavia are hosting our account this week.

Hi Tanja Tanskanen, what can you tell me about Cleantech Scandinavia?

Cleantech Scandinavia runs an internationally established network of investors, industrial and public actors, all with an interest in Nordic Cleantech. During our ten years in business we have become a trusted source of cleantech-related investment opportunities, business intelligence, investment statistics and we are a renowned provider and promoter of Nordic Cleantech.

Today we have some 70 members from the Nordics, Baltics, China, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany and France. Some examples of our members are Capricorn, Evonik Corporate Venturing, Tsing Capital, IdInvest Partners, Cleantech Invest, Sustainable Technology Partners, H&M, BASF Venture Capital, Dow Venture Capital, IKEA GreenTech, Veolia, General Electric, MAHLE Venture Capital and SABIC Ventures.

What services do you offer?

  • Sourcing & Evaluation – We offer sourcing of cleantech innovation solutions to industry companies, investors and others. We also offer support with evaluation and expert opinion of these innovations.
  • Testing & Validation – We offer cleantech companies, investors and industry to test their innovations in a real environment and to validate the technologies through our user groups.
  • Acceleration – We offer cleantech companies and their investors a platform to accelerate their companies on the global market with the goal of a sustainable growth.
  • Membership – We offer investors, industries and cities to become members, providing you with access to some 1000 Nordic cleantech companies, business intelligence, visibility and much more.

You’ll be showing us what’s going on at Cleantech Capital Day in Oslo next week. Can you tell us more about the event?

The Cleantech Capital Day is Cleantech Scandinavia’s flagship event of the year. Placed in the beautiful city of Oslo, the event will bring together the latest from an ever-evolving cleantech scene with talented entrepreneurs, eager investors and representatives from both city and industry. Our focus is as always to gather the most relevant actors within the field of cleantech and provide them with the best possible networking opportunities.

One of the main attractions during the event is the Nordic Cleantech Open Finals where our chosen 10 cleantech companies will duke it out for the chance to win the prestigious competition.

Cleantech Capital Day will as always aim the spotlight on interesting topics and for the 2017 event we have an eclectic variety of subjects.

Are there any areas where you would like a closer cooperation or exchange of ideas with other Ideon Companies?

We are of course always looking for new innovative cleantech companies and partners to help these companies to flourish!