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Advanced Materials Day

Materials Business Center co-hosted Advanced Materials Day October 24th together with CleanTech Scandinavia at Gateway in Lund.

Advanced Materials Day is an event focusing entirely on innovative and sustainable materials for mainly international and local companies, investors and startups. Together we can collaborate in order to develop innovative and sustainable materials since it is one of the three emerging trends are determining the future of human civilization according to Business Development Manager Gëzim Kiseri at Invest in Skåne. The other two are artificial intelligence and the circular economy.

Building global epicenter for materials technology

Skåne has a great positioning for the future because of the ecosystem that is emerging, comprising of sector clusters, science parks, universities and public bodies. Lund is quickly becoming an interesting hub for materials research, especially now that the ESS and MAX IV facility offers the highest quality of neutrons respectively X-rays, available to scientists from academia and industry in the whole world. Materials Business Centers vision is to build the global epicenter for new products and businesses based on materials technology and innovation in Southern Sweden.

We want the world to look upon Southern Sweden as the given place where to solve materials related challenges and where businesses based on materials technology can live and thrive says Carl Malm, Project leader Materials Business Center.

The center is a platform providing cross connections between entrepreneurs, industry and researchers. In the environment innovations can be initiated, the business potential within the materials area can be reached, and new companies and employment opportunities can be created.

Linking materials investors with innovative materials startups

The academic part of the ecosystem is continuously growing along the development of the large-scale research facilities ESS and MAX IV, while initiatives focusing on the business perspective of materials technology are lagging behind. An event like Advanced Materials Day is therefore very welcomed since the main focus is linking materials investors with the innovative materials startups in the region.

To reach our vision, our region must not only contribute with excellent research, but also display business related break throughs in startups based on materials technology says Carl Malm, Project leader Materials Business Center.

Other key ingredients in an ecosystem as such is engaging established companies, large scale and SME’s, in making use of technologies available at ESS and MAX IV for improving their products and businesses. These are all ingredients Materials Business Center stimulates to evolve.

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