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100 students participated in Innovation Challange
louise [dot] ogland [at] venturelab [dot] lu [dot] se (Louise Ögland)
- published 1 December 2021
Many students at Lund University are curious about start-ups and innovation. To offer more people the opportunity to test idea development, VentureLab by Lund University organises an annual Lund Innovation Challenge.
During the weekend of 19–21 November, around 100 students from all over the University took part in the 48-hour competition for ideas on the theme of the ‟Future of Education”. They were divided into teams and the challenge was to come up with a business idea in the short time available. Industry experts contributed with their knowledge through workshops and coaching in which the students took part. At the end of the weekend, all teams had the opportunity to present their business ideas in the form of a pitch to a jury of innovation experts.
Three winning teams won prizes in three different categories: ‟Best business opportunity”, ‟Best creative solution” and ‟Best ready to go”.
Best business opportunity
Mentudoor – a network that encourages personal development and knowledge sharing for supervisors, mentors and students
The team consisted of Rafae Ahmad, Lisalot Krans, Lum Rexha, Francesco Faggella, Marine Hakobyan and Guillaume Decombe who collectively won an exclusive one-day idea sprint with Sony’s innovation experts, which will help them to define their idea and business opportunities.
Best creative solution
MYÜ – an interactive, voice-assisted AI companion that provides emotional intelligence training.
The team consisted of Antonia Jacob, Naftali Ben Tziyon, Clarissa Sastrawidjaya and Vincent Markus Yik Hei who collectively won an inspiration trip to Stockholm where they will be part of the Kulturbryggan accelerator programme.
Best ready to go
Digistorm - an engaging digital mindmapping tool
The team consisted of Martin Pella, Zhibin Xiao, Alice Peterson and Linnea Thijssen who collectively won a place in the VentureLab incubator where they will be able to develop their idea.
Through the Lund Innovation Challenge, VentureLab by Lund University hopes that more students will feel comfortable coming up with ideas and solutions to everyday problems, and learn the tools to develop an idea into something more.