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Collaboration: Industry

Entrance to Medicon Village, Lund, Sweden. Photographer: Kennet Ruona
Entrance to Medicon Village, Lund, Sweden. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Business development together with Lund University

Are you a company director who wants to develop products and services within medicine and health together with researchers from Lund University?

You are most welcome to contact LU Innovation, our unit that connects academia with industry:

Portrait Johanna AsklinJohanna Asklin

Head of Business Development for Life Science


E-mail & phone
+46 70 698 57 00
johanna [dot] asklin [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se

 

How we work with innovation and external engagement

Development together with the life science industry and society

Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine is an important part of the life science cluster in the Öresund region and the surrounding community.

Through development in start-ups, incubators and small companies, our innovations and research findings take gradual steps towards societal benefit and commercial use. In several cases, this happens in research and industrial parks close to our activities in Lund and Malmö - Ideon Science Park, SmiLe and Medicon Village in Lund, and Medeon in Malmö.

In a broader perspective, interest in our research extends to collaborations with small companies and large holdings, both nationally and internationally.

Collaboration with other higher education institutions, within and outside the country, and the public healthcare service within counties and municipalities, are also important parts of research and its utilisation. Together with Skåne University Hospitals and Region Skåne, new treatment methods and clinical trials are implemented within public healthcare organisations.

Medicon Valley Alliance

Lund University is a member of the Medicon Valley Alliance which links together higher education, public organisations and business and industry in the Öresund region.

Medicon Valley Alliance's website

Life Science Innovation Board

Life Science Innovation Board is an innovation body at the Faculty of Medicine. The board’s task is to pick up and develop research findings that could meet needs in public healthcare, as well as to facilitate their introduction. The board includes representatives of the research community, public healthcare, the life science industry, funding bodies and innovation organisations.

Information on Life Science Innovation Board (in Swedish, link to the faculty's internal website)

Doctoral student or young academic?  Through us you can find your path into the life science sector

Starting in autumn 2018, all doctoral students will get the opportunity to learn more about external engagement in a new course component: how can I work with innovations and how do I generate the most possible benefit from my research project? During the course component, doctoral students will reflect on their own role in this process.

As a doctoral student or junior researcher at the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University, you also have access to our careers centre. Through seminars, courses and personal guidance, among other things, you can increase your knowledge of the labour market and get opportunities to establish new contacts with the life science industry.

On completion of your doctoral degree, you can apply to the University’s careers programme MentLife, which provides tailored support and tips on how best to promote your future career, through a personal mentor. Events and participation in networks offering contact interfaces with life science companies are important components of the programme.

More information on the faculty’s careers centre and MentLife (link to internal website) 

Contract education – professional development for your employees

Our employees have both knowledge of the latest research findings and insight into everyday clinical work. We convert this into professional development courses in medicine and health. The courses can be of a general or complementary nature, and we also offer highly specialised courses focused on specific professional categories.

Contract education in medicine and health – find out about our range (in Swedish, link to Lund University's central website)

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