Space Innovation

Join LTU Business Summer Space Innovation and experience you and your team explore the business potential of an idea related to the space industry . The business idea can be your own, be sprung from research or owned by an existing company.

A learning experience

You’re invited to be part of accelerating innovation at the cutting edge of the industry. The program gives you the opportunity to explore the potential of a space-related business idea. We match you in teams of two students, ideally with complementing skills, to develop an idea. You’re welcome to apply with an idea of your own, otherwise we’ll match you with ideas from a company in the industry or space researchers at Luleå University of Technology or the Institute of Space Physics (IRF).

In order to take the idea closer to a market introduction and commercialization during the summer, you’ll need to quickly get an understanding of the innovation at present. For example, identifying and analyzing the needs of customers, developing and researching the benefits of the innovation, understanding and building strategies for the idea’s path forward and presenting the business idea.

Access to expertise and process management

By your side you’ll have experienced business advisors from LTU Business and other players in the region. LTU Business also finances the costs for taking developing the idea. At the end of the summer, participants present their solutions to potential users, financiers and others interested in the business concept.

Who can enter?

All students at Luleå University of Technology can apply to Startup Summer. It doesn’t matter which program you are studying or which year you are studying. Your application is individual and you’ll be teamed up with others. LTU Business Summer is based in Luleå, but you are welcome to join the programme from whichever campus.


Tell us in your application to LTU Business Summer if  Space Innovation is your preferred theme. We’ll confirm your place on 31 March.

Student summer work within idea development

LTU Business Summer

Space Innovation is a theme within LTU Business Summer, summer work for students seeking to put their talent to use making a real impact.

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