A unique corporate accelerator for large companies is started by Ideon Open and RISE – BEYOND

October 6, 2017News

BEYOND is a unique corporate accelerator where several major companies share the same environment and are coached in working with lean startup methods to find new business models and products. The initiative is a collaboration between RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) and Ideon Open, the Open Innovation experts at Ideon Science Park. The goal is to help companies develop their business beyond the company’s walls and existing business structures. BEYOND starts in mid-October and at the start there are teams from three companies on site, one of which is Inwido AB.

– We are in the middle of a transformation at Inwido, where we go from a traditional industry to being part of the digital era with new demands and needs from the end-user. We see how important it is for us to be in the creative environment at Ideon, where we can develop our resources and meet other skills and ideas that can cross-fertilize our team and qualify us for new business, says Johan Ambuhm, VP Business Development and Digital Solutions, Inwido AB.

The accelerator is specifically designed to help companies develop their ideas into sustainable new business models by working on entrepreneurial methods challenging the company’s existing structures and business models. After an evaluation of the maturity level of the project, clear goals are set for the team to work towards.

– Many big companies are starting their own accelerators because they realize that they need to develop their existing business models or find brand new ones. The big difference with BEYOND is that we are experienced in lean the startup methodology and know how to run projects involving multiple players through open innovation to achieve brand new results, explains Mats Dunmar, Head Coach for BEYOND and Manager at Ideon Open. The teams are coached by us and RISE, but can also exchange ideas and be inspired by what the teams from other companies are working on, “Mats continues.

Companies can place one or more development projects in BEYOND for up to twelve months. The teams sit together at Ideon Science Park in Lund, where they get coaching from RISE and Ideon Open. They also get tailor-made efforts for each team and can participate in joint activities and workshops such as IPR Strategy Flyover, Challenge Dojo, Customer Hearing and Tech Wiz Day as well as verifications such as Innovation Due Diligence and Translucent Innovation.

– RISE contributes to BEYOND with a significant part of the joint innovation infrastructure in Sweden, says Erik Ronne, Vice President Innovation at RISE. With more than 2,000 researchers within almost all technical areas, RISE can help the project teams with technical adaptations. With 130 test beds, RISE can test new products and as a leading player in certification, standardization and validation, RISE can help understand the requirements that must be fulfilled to reach out with a product globally. Combining an agile startup environment such as Ideon Open with a wide polytechnic institute offers the best opportunities in BEYOND.


For more information, please contact:

Ideon Open
Mats Dunmar, Manager Ideon Open
Phone: +46 735 120 422
Email: mats.dunmar@ideonopen.com

Erik Ronne, RISE, Vice President Innovation at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Phone: +46 10 561 60 50
Email: erik.ronne@ri.se

Ideon Science Park
Mia Rolf, VD
Phone: +46 708 110 111
Email: mia.rolf@ideon.se


More information about BEYOND: http://BEYONDcorporatelimits.com/

More information about Ideon Open: http://www.ideonopen.com/

More information about RISE: https://www.ri.se/

Innovative Cleantech Companies Eager to Grow – Check Nordic Cleantech Accelerator

June 12, 2017Offer, Startups

Are you an innovative cleantech entrepreneur with one of the following goals:

  • Attract investments
  • Expand globally or
  • Enter into strategic industrial partnerships?

If you answered yes to at least one of the goals, then sign up for the Nordic Cleantech Accelerator.

Cleantech Scandinavia runs an internationally established network of investors, industrials and public actors, all with an interest in Nordic Cleantech. In the Accelerator, we open you possibilities through this network in the forms of a global growth plan, lead generation, exclusive meetings, showcases in global cleantech hotspots and training on specific country markets, such as China.

Who can apply?

  • Your company should work within the cleantech sector, more specifically in one of the four areas: 1) Advanced & Sustainable Materials, 2) Smart Industry & Energy, 3) Real Estate & Construction, or 4) Smart City Solutions
  • You product/service should be ready to sell

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