Innovation and entrepreneurship
Lund University is an innovative university. For over 300 years, researchers from Lund have made discoveries that have opened new doors for millions of people globally and have had a major impact on the outside world.
Knowledge and research from Lund University are to benefit society. One way to achieve this is through innovation – when research leads to new ways of working, methods, processes, services or products that create value. It can make a difference to people's lives, but also contribute to sustainable development and growth.
One of the most well-known innovations from Lund is ultrasound diagnostics, which is now a standard examination method in hospitals around the world.
Other examples include the artificial kidney, which makes life easier for dialysis patients worldwide, and Bluetooth technology, which is used in millions of products every day.
Innovation support services at the University
The University's innovation activities provide support and help to students and researchers with ideas and research findings that can be developed into a product, service or method that solves a real problem in society. Every year, our innovation office – LU Innovation – encounters hundreds of new ideas from students and researchers who want to make a difference.
An innovative atmosphere
Lund has a long history of promoting and developing new ideas and businesses. The University has several strong innovation environments and collaborates extensively with universities and colleges, industry and public stakeholders.
Research and education in innovation and entrepreneurship
Research in innovation and entrepreneurship is one of the University's areas of strength.
Sten K. Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship
The Sten K. Johnson Center conducts world-class research in two main areas: entrepreneurial learning and business creation.
It also provides training in entrepreneurship for an interdisciplinary, national and international audience.
Centre for Innovation Research – CIRCLE
The interdisciplinary research centre CIRCLE aims to understand and explain how innovation contributes to a good society and can help tackle societal challenges such as economic crises, climate change or an increasingly globalised economy.