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Thirteen Lund projects on prestigious list

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Every year since 2019, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) collates a top 100 list of current research projects that have the potential to deliver benefit. This year, thirteen research projects from Lund University have made the list. Lund has the most projects of all the universities.

“Three of Lund University’s watchwords are innovative, digital and sustainable, and we have many excellent researchers who live up to them. A huge congratulations to the chosen projects and everyone who has helped on the way forward,” says Kristina Eneroth, pro vice-chancellor for external engagement and international issues at Lund University.

This year’s top 100 list contains 79 research projects that have been judged to have considerable potential to deliver benefit through commercialisation, business and method development or societal impact. The list collates research projects that address technology in the service of humans within climate transition, energy supply, welfare technology, cyber security, and crisis management.

“It’s about highlighting research with positive applications,” says Niclas Nilsson, head of office for LU Innovation. “We are proud that Lund has such a large research capacity and the ability to translate that into societal benefit and commercialisation.”

Five of the projects are financed by Lund University’s investment company LU Holding. They are CanaryBit, Quritis, Mantis Photonics (fourth project on the list below), Cyclicor (project 10) and Inceptron (project 12).

“We see great potential in these portfolio companies and are very happy that they have been selected for such a prestigious list. We hope this will lead to more attention for these companies and more contacts, not least with industry,” says Christine Widstrand, CEO of LU Holding.

Read more about the various projects on IVA’s website.