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In the village of Torna Hällestad more than a hundred local residents went in together as shareholders in a venture to bring back a local grocery store. That store is now thriving and has expanded beyond groceries to also include freshly baked bread, an award-winning brunch, a dinner restaurant, and even takeaway. In addition, with support from the EU, the store is planning to arrange tourism activities in collaboration with local businesses and people.
How are the smallest structures in dough affected when a croissant is baked? What minerals are stored within a single seed? How do medications bind to the proteins they then influence? The MAX IV Laboratory in Lund enables us to look at extremely small parts of materials such as these. The benefits of this facility go beyond academic research; companies too are now able to make groundbreaking discoveries using the beamline portfolio at the world-class synchrotron research facility in Lund’s newest district.
Might it be that one of the solutions to make Swedish transports fossil free is already in Lund? Inventor Dan Zethraeus together with LTH have devised an idea to charge electric vehicles while driving and their solution with short electric rails attached to the roads works especially well in urban traffic.
Medicon Village becoming an international demonstration area for E.ON's new energy system - and it was in Future by Lund that the collaboration began. Here is the story of how Sonny Strömberg from E.ON and Erik Jagesten from Medicon Village discovered the companies’ common interest, which has resulted in launching a new sustainable energy solution.
Kirill Noskov left a well-paid job to develop a product that gives people more time to work out. With his ergonomic backpack "IAMRUNBOX" it is possible to jog to work with both laptop and a change of clothes. Now, the next innovation - an easy-to-wear and technology-enabled backpack that would help make the school day easier for children.
Schneider Electric is one of the world's leading energy management and automation companies, with operations in more than 100 countries. In 2017 the company chose to establish an important innovation center in Lund to develop future solutions for building automation and connectivity.
Among the large robots at Odense Robotics is a group of innovators who are aiming for the opposite - to make a robot as small as possible. The idea of a robotic glove comes from Sofie Woge, who was raised and educated in Lund. After working in innovation systems in Lund, she is now taking the steps toward developing the finished product in Denmark.
Founded in 1984 with the idea of connecting printers to networks, Axis Communications was one of the first companies located at Ideon. In 1996 Axis created the world’s first network camera and soon the small Lund company was an international success.