LTU Business offers students, scientists, researchers and employees at Luleå University of Technology cost-free and confidential support to develop ideas and innovations.
The researcher who wants to increase underground safety
Jens Eliasson, researcher and founder of the startup Thingwave, and business developer Emil Svanberg together share how Jens’ idea came to life.
Our projects tend to be a mix of of our core services, tailored to the individual client’s needs. Here are some examples of past projects that we have been trusted with.
Together we make change happen
Hey change maker! Did you know that you play an important role in the development of society? A well-functioning ecosystem for innovation means that our ideas can create growth.
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What we offer
Luleå University of Technology
As member of staff at the university, you have access to confidential and free innovation support. We can help with idea coaching and tell you about different options to bring your research to society. There are many alternatives for busy academics and you don’t necessarily need to become an entrepreneur yourself if you prefer to focus on your academic career.
We work in close partnership with incubator Arctic Business, and often act as a springboard to prepare rough and early ideas for joining an incubator program and/or becoming a startup.
We also act as a platform for the university-industry partnerships, and we support development- and innovation projects with management and administration.
Your institution may want to reach out to industry with your courses, through LTU Professional Education. We’ll help you design and market your course to the industry.
Does your team need to assess early stage TRL (Technology Readiness Level) of new innovations? IDD Academy boosts your organisation with a proven method for verifying market potential early on in the innovation process. Another option is of course to assign the analyses and strategic recommendations to our team of experienced consultants.
Or, may you are seeking an experienced project partner specialized in market- and communication-related requirements in EU-funded projects?
Our team uses our proven method Innovation Due Diligence, trusted with more than 300 ideas annually. We have a long experience of working with leading institutes such as RISE (The Research Institute of Sweden), the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas and the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).
If you are looking for professional development for your team, we are your first point of contact for LTU Professional Education, the organisation for executive education at Luleå University of Technology. Tell us what skills you are looking to develop in your organisation, and we’ll match you with an experienced tutor or professor to design a course to take your team to the next level.
Increase your project outputs. As the platform for university-industry partnerships, we guide collaborations between businesses and academic staff and students. Boasting 15,000 students and 69 research areas, we match you with the right team, design and scale your project and getting started. We are also your point-of-contact for professional development through LTU Professional Education, the organisation for executive education at Luleå University of Technology.
In innovation projects, we’ll match your expertise with the right partners and calls and add values like know-how, tools and experience as commercialization and dissemination partners. Our proven method Innovation Due Diligence has been trusted by Boliden, Atlas Copco, LKAB and Siemens to deliver market insights and business assessments required in externally funded projects. Innovation Due Diligence minimizes risk and provides guidance to chosing the most effective business models and market strategies.