Work over the summer and make a difference as an idea developer

Are you a student looking for a summer job where you can grow and contribute to a better future at the same time? Don’t wait to let us know you’re interested in LTU Business Summer 2022!

Every year we organize LTU Business Summer – a nine-week long summer program where students from Luleå University of Technology and universities in the rest of Sweden have the opportunity to work with idea and business development in real cases, together with other students and our coaches at LTU Business.

For the work you do, you get to invoice SEK 60,000 ex VAT (don’t worry – we’ll help you with the practicalities).

We are now letting you submit your interest for participating in LTU Business Summer in 2022. If you register, you will receive invitations to introduction meetings and information, for example on when it’s time to send in your full application and which themes you can apply for. A new theme for this year is Design It Green, where you get the opportunity to help regional companies develop better and more sustainable products, services and business models.

→ Learn more and let us know you’re interested

In 2021, 20 students were accepted and graduated. Some delivered great benefits to research teams and companies in themes such as mining and space innovation. Others had the opportunity to take on societal challenges or work on their own idea in the theme “Impact Lab”. The selection of available themes varies from year to year. They will all give you a chance to make a real difference.

Positive experiences from previous years

The summer program has had high application pressure for several years and the students who have been given a place are very positive about the experience. One of the participants in 2021 was Gustav Wangsell, student in industrial and management engineering at Luleå University of Technology:

– I am in my final year of education and it is very valuable for us students to get in touch with real cases. I am happy with the work we carried out during the summer and it feels extra good that it was for a product with a focus on sustainability, says Gustav.

Gustav recommends all students who get the chance to participate in the program:

– As a student, it is incredibly important to gain experience from the real world. It is also in the municipality’s interest to show what opportunities exist here, so that more students stay after their education, he says.

Karoline Pettersson is a business developer and responsible for the summer program at LTU Business:

– LTU Business Summer is important in several ways. For students, it is an opportunity for them to prepare for their professional career by gaining relevant and practical experience and building relationships with potential employers. For researchers and companies that participate with cases, it gives a boost to new products and business ideas while complementing their own experience with driven, young talents, says Karoline.

Develop your skills

By participating in the summer program you get new and developed skills. Among other things, you will learn the basics of running and delivering projects to customers or clients, to pitch your idea, and to take on different phases in product and service development. Overall, the program will strengthen your entrepreneurial skills and collaboration skills.

Gain relevant work experience

You get to work with an experienced business developer who coaches you through your assignment. You get real cases and references to help build your CV, and you become part of a community of passionate business developers, students, researchers, financiers and business leaders who are all driven by a desire to improve the future world.

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