Open Lab Skåne – welcomes companies to its facilities
The Open Lab Skåne project - a unique opportunity for small companies - has been granted funding of six million Swedish kronor by the European Regional Development Fund. The initiative has been established to support and promote development projects by opening up laboratories and providing equipment and expertise within life science, materials science, food and chemistry.
It is a three-year project and will be run jointly by Malmö University's Biofilms – Research Center for Biointerfaces, the Department of Food Technology at Lund University, and the SmiLe Incubator in Lund.
The project commenced on April 1, 2017 and will have a total budget of 13.1 million Swedish kronor, half of which will come from the collaborating partners and Region Skåne. The three organisations will work together to create a unique arena for innovative companies that need to supplement their in-house resources.
The companies that are involved will gain access to the laboratories, equipment and expertise at the different partners. The aim is to stimulate the development of new products and services.
“One of the objectives is to increase knowledge exchange and reduce the gap between industry and academia,” said Therése Nordström, project leader for Open Lab Skåne.The project will also receive support from the City of Malmö, Lund Municipal Authority, Medeon Science Park & Incubator, Medicon Village and the Centre for Food Development in Karlshamn.