The Hövding cycle helmet (an airbag worn like a scarf) invented by two students at Lund University who wanted to design headgear that would save your life without ruining your hairstyle. No more hair-raising journeys to work!
The Bluetooth software was invented in Skåne by the engineer, Jim Kardach. At the time he was reading a novel about a Viking king called Harald Blåtand (translates to Bluetooth). The logo includes Harald’s initials in a Viking bind rune.
The first milk carton was invented and produced in Skåne by Tetra Pak. An idea that has had an enormous impact globally, helping to “protect what’s good”. Today the company is the leading food processing and packaging solutions provider.
Skåne developing with innovation arenas and clusters
New products and the services of the future are being developed with initiatives such as Media Evolution, Mobile Heights and the Skåne Food Innovation Network. Read about the companies that have grown thanks to Skåne's innovation arenas.
Birka BioStorage – Safely protects, stores and ships bio-assets
Birka BioStorage provides competence and capacity to store sensitive and valuable samples in the pharmaceutical business. They are currently expanding their business to include safe transportation in the Middle East.
Miltenyi Biotec is a world leader in cell separation and flow cytometry technology. This German headquartered company decided in 2012 to set up a Nordic subsidiary in Lund to serve the Nordic and Baltic markets.
Expertmaker – Making the Internet more intelligent
Expertmaker is a technology leader in Artificial Intelligence on a mission to make the internet more intelligent. Born in Skåne the company is now capturing worldwide interest, including that of Vodafone, the world’s second largest telecom company.
We are delighted to present the first edition of Skåne Forward magazine - an insight into this dynamic part of Sweden, where several world-class business clusters such as ICT, Life Sciences, Materials Science and Food & Packaging are thriving.