LOE spin-offs and collaboration with industry and the private sector


Due to the applied nature of much of LOE’s research, we are continuously engaged in projects with industry and the private sector

Organic electronic technologies such as cellulose-based energy storage, healthcare and therapeutic devices, and large-scale printed electronics have resulted in well-established industrial collaborations and spin-off companies.

As research is ongoing, we are always interested in broadening this collaboration, and welcome future discussion, interaction, and collaboration opportunities.

Major collaboration activities at LOE


LiU is home to Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability – WISE. Sweden’s largest research programme in material science for a sustainable future. WISE is financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.


RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden)

RISE is the national research institute infrastructure, combining multiple institutes, test beds, and demonstration environments under the umbrella of a single innovation partner. RISE and LOE are deeply intertwined, sharing lab and office space.


Digital Cellulose Center

DCC is an academic and industry project focusing combining cellulose with electroactive material, making it possible to develop cellulose products that can communicate with the digital world while remaning sustainable and environmentally friendly.



Treesearch is Sweden’s largest investment in creating an academic/industry/private collaboration platform for fundamental research, knowledge and competence building in the field of new materials and speciality chemicals from forest raw material.


Wallenberg Wood Science Center

WWSC is a joint research center between KTH, Chalmers, and Linköping University with a focus on new materials from trees. The center builds competence that has the potential to form the basis for innovative value creation from forest raw materials.


Ligna Energy

Ligna Energy is a LOE spin-off developing large-scale batteries based on organic electronic polymers and biopolymers from the forest produced using ordinary paper machines.


Printed Electronics Arena

PEA Manufacturing is a test environment for researchers, entrepreneurs, large and small enterprises, and trade associations, enabling development and small-scale production of printed electronics.



OBOE IPR was started in 2007 to handle bioelectronics-related patent rights and know-how generated at LOE and select partners groups. IPR is made commercial through licensing, patent sales, and spin-off companies.


DP Patterning

DP (Dry Phase) Patterning is a spin-off from the LOE-RISE environment. The technology is a cost-efficient, simple production process that presents the lowest possible environmental impact and  short manufacturing lead times.



Invisense is a spin-off from the LOE-RISE environment presenting a lost-cost wireless humidity sensor. The technology enables measurements without damage (for example, within building walls).



Redox.me provides laboratory instrumentation that enables simultaneous in situ measurements of a number of signals (electrochemical, optical, thermal and other) on thin film and membrane materials.



Conceptualized.tech provides visualization services, presenting complex ideas in comprehensive illustrations, animations, or presentations. Several LOE publications have been featured on journal covers with Conceptualized.tech visualizations.


Consensum Productions

Consensum Productions is a full-featured foundry for printed and hybrid electronics, with a uniquely broad expertise ranging from printed sensors and displays to integrated systems of flexible substrates.