Cecilia Katzeff

Centre for Sustainable Communications
From Data to Sustainable Practices

The purpose of the project is to study how data and interaction design may be used for shaping sustainable practices. How may the visualization of data support people’s behaviour change concerning two domains - food shopping and energy consumption? The project is based on two central premises: 1) People’s knowledge about their environmentally related behaviour increases their chances to change it, and 2) Data already exists in our surroundings that could contribute to this knowledge. Collaboration with the food chain Coop will provide us with a case study and a prototype will be tested on at least 500 users.

Kristina Höök

Serious research about the un-serious

The Mobile Life Research Centre is a design research centre focusing on how information technology can enrich our everyday lives. The centre’s competitive edge lies in doing serious research about what we might normally describe as “unserious” activities. We find inspiration by doing studies on people’s creative leisure activities such as horseback riding, hunting, parkour, dancing, or role-playing games. We use those insights to spur innovative design processes, resulting in mobile and sensor-based applications, new mobile media, technical platforms, and design materials available to stimulate creativity of amateurs. 

Amelie Eriksson Karlström

ProNova VINN Excellence Centre for Protein Technology
Protein technology tools for discovery and analysis of disease-related proteins

The research activities of the ProNova Centre are focused on developing new technologies for studying proteins, which is a class of biomolecules present in all living organisms. Human blood contains several thousand of the approx. 22,000 proteins encoded by the human genome, and in disease, the levels of these proteins may change. Such disease-specific blood protein "signatures" can help diagnosis and guide physicians to patient-specific treatments and pharma companies to develop new drugs. The discovery of key proteins, so-called biomarkers, is an active area of research in the ProNova Centre. The research also involves the development of new molecular reagents and diagnostic assays that can be used for the analysis of protein biomarkers.

Junliang Sun

Berzelii center EXSELENT
Catalysis, Seperation, New Materials & Characterisation

The Berzelii Centre EXSELENT on Porous Materials is an initiative that focus on promoting excellent and innovative research on porous materials for a wide range of applications. The consortium joins Stockholm University (SU), SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden with 12 companies to generate new ideas and research. Currently, the focus is on application in catalysis, new materials and characterization, and uptake and separation.

Karl Wennberg

Stockholm School of Economics
The dangers of Academic Entrepreneurship
Jane Walerud

Serial entrepreneur
Bluetail, Lensway, Klarna, Midsummer and Tobii: Lessons learnt from being a serial entrepreneur in Sweden
Saeid Esmaeilzadeh

Serendipity Innovations
Forming new companies based on cutting edge academic research - the Serendipity Way

Since its inception in 2004, Serendipity Innovations has founded and managed more than 15 technology companies within clean tech, life sciences, materials engineering, IT and medical technology. Today, many of the companies that Serendipity has created are market leaders in their fields with potential to change industries. The ambition is to continue to build companies that develop products and services that make a real difference, and to continue to be a model organization for the conversion of technical knowledge into marketable solutions for industry leaders.

Martin Körling

Ericsson Research Silicon Valley
How commercialisation happens in Silicon Valley - what can we learn?

Silicon Valley is in a high-intensity phase, spurred by smartphone revolution, cloud software, and lately Internet-of-Things and open source hardware. Based on a few examples, I will talk about how the ecosystem of universities, small and large companies and investors are creating new business.

Annika Borgenstam

VINN Excellence Center Hero-m
Hierarchical Engineering of Industrial Materials

The research within Hero-m spans from materials that are industrially relevant today with a potential for improvement, e.g. steels and cemented carbides, but also materials that are expected to become important, e.g. amorphous steels. The goal is to develop tools and competence for fast, intelligent and cost efficient product development for Swedish industry. The research involves fundamental topics of strategic value as well as more applied topics. Although the main emphasis is on new theoretical predictive tools experimental verification and measurements play an essential role.

Linda Fogelström

BiMaC Innovation
Innovation by cross-disciplinary research in chemistry, materials and mechanics

Forest products industry research is currently shifting its focus towards the direction of biorefinery/biomaterials. The objective of BiMaC Innovation is to create scientific breakthroughs in the forest-based sector that drive research into innovation. The combination of interdisciplinary research in chemistry, material science and mechanics in close collaboration with industrial partners enables the development of new biobased products and product concepts.

Axel Jantsch

iPack VINN Excellence Center
iPack VINN Excellence Center for Ubiquitous Intelligence in Paper and Packaging

iPack advances the ability of Swedish industry to compete in the market for intelligent packaging by developing innovative electronics in vision of internet-of-things, through close collaboration with industry, leading research centers, and early adopters internationally.
iPack serves as a bridge between industry and academia, between technology and applications, between basic research and commercial innovation.