LEAD, Sweden's best business incubator, offers entrepreneurs who have innovative and scalable ideas with high growth potential an efficient process to safely and quickly develop the ideas in to strong growth companies.

LEAD works with innovators and entrepreneurs, from both academia and business, over a three-year period. A major focus is on marketing and to achieve a number of success factors. The work focuses on individual advice from experienced coaches with many years of experience in the development of companies and organizations.

Read more on LEADs webpage.

Interview with Catharina Sandberg


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Innovative semiconductor research from LiU to Silicon Valley

LiU alumnus and doctoral student Ivan Martinovic swapped Swedish winter for a warmer climate and headed for Silicon Valley.  He represents the LEAD company Polar Light Technologies in Berkeley SkyDeck’s sought-after accelerator programme.

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The birth of an invention at LiU: “Something magical happened”

He came to LiU with a dream of revolutionising the textile industry. During his economics studies, Sam Issa met up with LiU researchers and their collaboration resulted in an invention – a smart thread that enables garments to change size.

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Saving forests with AI

Attacks by beetles destroy huge areas of forest every year, costing several billion Swedish crowns. LiU alumnus Markus Drugge wants to do something about this. His company, Arboair, uses AI-driven image analysis to improve sustainability in forestry.

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