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2019 the year of global change – and together we are part of that important change!
Greta effect and WIN effect – embrace change!
Because what we do is important!
From WIN@Ideon to Winning Innovation…
WIN has had a fantastic growth since the start seven years ago and last year WIN decided to spin-out from former parent organisation Ideon. Since April 2019 WIN is run by the founders through the company Winning Innovation AB. For you this means business as usual with WIN – actually with even more collaboration opportunities in business projects. A good example is the one we currently run with Alfa Laval.
For us running WIN, business as usual means to constantly challenge ourselves to develop new processes and co-operations. Nevertheless, it is still the same dedicated WIN team co-creating business and inspiration with you through the three marketplaces WIN Water, WIN Guard and WIN Energy – together composing the WIN Innovation Platform with its many tools:
- Active Matchmaking & Coaching
- WIN Meetings™
- WIN Workshops
- The WIN Mingle Map™
- WIN Innovation Studio™
- WIN Innovation Consortium™
- WIN extended network & databases
- Challenging projects
- ThinkTank – creating a vision of the future
Without you partners and innovators we would be out of business.
The WIN Meetings – the backbone of our activities – are of course still free of charge for our WIN members. As a partner in WIN you also have the opportunity to invite two guests for each meeting free of charge. Please keep on doing so! Non-members who are curious about attending a WIN Meeting are warmly welcome as paying guests.
Your active engagement, openness and innovative drive are the foundation for making the WIN innovation platform a place where we share our knowledge, do business and start collaborations!
Your feedback tells us that most of you leave the WIN meetings feeling inspired, with more energy and at least three new potential business contacts to follow up on. We often hear from you about the opportunities and the business you created through the WIN network, and we love it and help you spread the good stories!
After the WIN Guard meeting two weeks ago at Smart Textiles in Borås we received an email from a new innovation company LumeoTech:
“We’re new to the WIN Network and this was the first event for us at LumeoTech. We were blown away by the first impression, 10 min after arriving and we were already talking with potential partners that were in need of our attachment solution for wearables & IoT. Throughout the event, we gained insights about the needs and challenges of first responders and met forward-thinking people across a couple of industries, which resulted in a dozen new leads for our company…”.
Thanks Leo Wu for the feedback! You nailed WIN in a few sentences (and your pitch as well) and we look much forward to following your business journey.
Highlights from 2019
The WIN team would like to send a warm hearted thank you to all of you that create WIN together with us!
2019 was a good year full of inspiring WIN meetings, interesting business opportunities and many connections made between our members. Over 600 participants attended our nine WIN meetings and we made over 500 active matchmaking connections between participating organizations. A special highlight was the WIN-WIN meeting with 150 participants from all three networks taking place at Bricks in Lund, celebrating “Brave innovations for generations to come — co-creating the future while making good business”.
We are happy that during 2019 we have welcomed 41 new innovation companies to become members of WIN.
Mark your calendars for the WIN Meetings 2020:
WIN Water & WIN Energy Meeting 6 February in Lund
Preliminary WIN Guard Meeting 23 April
WIN Water Meeting 7 May
WIN Energy Meeting 28 May
WIN-WIN Meeting 17 September
WIN Water Meeting 12 November
WIN Energy Meeting 26 November
Please find some highlights from 2019 from each of the WIN Innovation Marketplaces below.
2019 was a great year for WIN Guard. Additionally to the WIN-WIN Meeting, we organized two WIN Guard Meetings with over 170 participants where over a 100 active matchmaking connections were made among participating organizations.
The first WIN Guard Meeting at HSB Living Lab in Gothenburg was hosted by Räddningstjänst Väst revolving around the topic: Technology – man’s best friend for fewer accidents, followed by the second WIN Guard Meeting hosted by SOS Alarm in Stockholm with the topic: The digital immune system.
We are thrilled to report that in 2019 we started up two new innovation consortia, the first in Digitalization and second in Quality Insurance in addition to the two we already run. The Zero Emission Fire truck consortium made great strides forward with even more collaboration partners, both international and from the industry. The Life Safer project got funding from Vinnova. And more consortia are to come.
Moreover, we exhibited at the Odense Fire Fair together with Pulverlansen, Everdrone and Nordic BioEngineering and MSB ERIA project (Early Responder Innovation Arena) and made new connections with Danish rescue services and organizations within the public safety sector.
In the ERIA project we were able to invite some of our innovations companies for testing their innovations at MSB Sandö, a school for firefighter training.
Another highlight was the IFAFRI (International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation) meeting in Brussels with 12 participating countries to discuss the needs of first responders.
This inspiring meeting greatly shaped the theme of our first WIN Guard meeting in 2020 with the title: First Responders 2.0 and kickstarted the new year at Smart Textiles in Borås.
In June we are going to attend the biggest Fire Fair in the world: Interschutz in Germany.
In 2019 WIN Water turned the attention to the end users and owners of water related challenges – from private consumers to farmers, from local water use to city-planners of new housing areas.
In addition to the WIN-WIN Meeting in September, we organized three WIN Water meetings where as many as 250 participants attended and over 170 active matchmaking connections were made among the organisations present.
The first meeting was hosted by IKEA in Malmö where The consumer perspective on water innovations was discussed, followed by the second meeting hosted by SLU in Alnarp with the topic: Resource water to fight water scarcity – innovations and mindset for the future, and the third WIN Water Meeting hosted by Baxter in Lund had the topic: On spot water purification – from water to medical supply.
We were also proud to complete our report on water innovations in value networks for the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management where the WIN model and the business environment in the water sector were described.
As usual we represented WIN Water in the Isle Utilities TAG meetings, where we discovered new innovative technologies and reported them back to our members.
Moreover, WIN created a joint stand at the Aquatech fair in Amsterdam together with five of our member companies: Watersprint, Envotherm, Sofi Filtration, Aqua Robur and Baxter to showcase the highly innovative and technical solutions of the companies in our network and meet other organizations and companies with great innovative drive. Aquatech is one of the world’s largest exhibitions for water technologies and in 2019 over 27,000 water professionals joined the fair.
Through our meetings, talks and network activities, WIN Water continues to work towards its vision of “A world in which we sustainably manage water – an unevenly distributed resource with eternal life” and in 2020 will further promote the resource that water in all forms represents.
Local water circular solutions have been introduced and proposed in several projects in Sweden and internationally, some of which are planned to be introduced both in industrial and municipal applications this year.
WIN Water will be co-arranging the Swedish pavilion at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2020 taking place from October 18 – 23 in Copenhagen.
We are also looking forward to collaborating once more with Elmia to create an Innovation Square for VA-mässan on 22-24 September in Jönköping. With Innovation Square, the fair builds bridges for the future of the industry and creates a go-to-place for water professionals looking for innovation in the water sector. Innovative and technology-driven start-ups and scale-ups will be exhibiting side by side with the latest innovations in the industry.
The future of energy is already here – let’s implement it!
Additionally to the WIN-WIN Meeting, WIN Energy engaged more than 200 participants from energy related businesses at three successful events hosted by our partners where over 120 active matchmaking connections were made among organizations.
The first WIN Energy Meeting was hosted by E.ON in Malmö where Building the future: Energy solutions for work and living was the main topic, followed by the second meeting hosted by RISE in Lund with the topic: Future innovative energy systems – local and centralized at the same time, concluding with the third WIN Energy Meeting hosted by Kraftringen in Örtofta, where The transition to renewable energy – new opportunities and challenges was the highlighted topic.
We continued to scout for new and interesting innovation companies in areas such as decentralized energy systems, electro mobility and human centric light. Last year we also initiated a fruitful cooperation with North Sweden Energy Agency.
The upcoming year will be full of new interesting meetings and also the start of development projects together with new and old partners.
We wish a successful year 2020 to the entire WIN family, including the WIN Water, WIN Guard and WIN Energy market places! We plan for a lot of fun activities with you this year and look forward to seeing you soon!
Maria Sätherström Lantz
CEO, WIN – Winning Innovation AB
On January 16th 2020 participants of the WIN Guard Meeting held in Borås offered wonderful contributions to the topic: First Responders 2.0. The first WIN meeting of 2020 was a great success. Inspiring speakers presented the potential of smart textiles and sensors in clothes. Further, three parallel workshops were held, aiming to find answers to the question: How could we save more lives if we were more protected, connected and fully aware?
Special thanks to our host Smart Textiles, whose facilities were spectacular and provided a pro-active and inspiring environment where the need of making a change in the areas of next-generation textiles and sustainability was highlighted.
Leo Wu from Lumeo Technology summarized his impression of the event: “Ten minutes after arriving we were already talking with potential partners that were in need of our attachment solution for wearables & IoT. Throughout the event, we gained insights about the needs and challenges of first responders and met forward-thinking people across a couple of industries, which resulted in a dozen of new leads for our company.” Such positive responses are the driving force for us to provide you with further collaboration opportunities at our meetings.
See you at the next WIN Guard Meeting on April 23rd 2020!
The newly launched UNOPS Global Innovation Centre located in Lund’s Ideon Science Park has officially introduced its first UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge, which is calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to identify solutions for building climate resilient infrastructure, which could be used to help communities prepare for, and adapt to, the challenges posed by climate change.
Together with one of our innovation companies and members Pulverlansen, WIN Guard will exhibit at the “Beredskapsmässan” in Odense this year, 28-29 August.
The exhibition is arranged by the Danish fire and rescue services in combination with their yearly meeting and is enjoyed by circa 1000 visitors and 60 exhibitors. Follow the link below for more information about the fair: https://aarsmoede.danskeberedskaber.dk
Lund den 8 maj 2019
WIN växer med fler medlemmar, samarbeten och projekt. Nu knoppas organisationen av och skapar ett eget bolag som ska fortsätta att fokusera på att öka utvecklingstakten och skapa samverkan mellan olika aktörer för att uppnå FNs hållbarhetsmål.
WIN utgörs idag av tre marknadsplatser för öppen innovation inom vatten, samhällssäkerhet och energi. Modellen som WIN utvecklat är dynamisk och kan appliceras inom många branscher. Exempel på framgångsrika innovationsbolag som vuxit genom samverkan i WIN är Watersprint, Orbital Systems och Carex of Sweden.
Som ett led i sin expansion knoppas WIN av från Ideon Open AB till ett eget bolag och kommer även fortsatt att ledas av Maria Sätherström Lantz. Uppdraget och verksamheterna i WIN kommer att rulla på oförändrade, men formellt fristående från Ideon Open AB.
– Vi är stolta över den fantastiska plattform vi byggt upp och hur vi påskyndar utvecklingstakten inom viktiga områden. Vi arbetar med att få ut innovationer på marknaden och är en visionär verkstad som skapar möjligheter både vad gäller det som finns i dag och det som kommer att vara möjligt i framtiden. Avknoppningen lägger basen för vår fortsatta expansion, säger Maria Sätherström Lantz, vd för WIN.
– WIN-konceptet har sedan det startades inom Ideon Open utvecklats till ett framgångsrikt sätt att stödja innovationsbolag och är nu redo för nästa steg. Genom avknoppningen från Ideon Open kan WIN-teamet fokusera till hundra procent på att skala upp konceptet, säger Arne Hansson, vd på Ideon Open.
”Tid till marknad” är den främsta utmaningen för nystartade bolag och det adresserar WIN genom att i sina aktiviteter aktivt föra samman beslutsfattarna i det stora och det lilla företaget/organisationen. Genom att också arbeta branschvis ökar sannolikheten för affärer rejält, vilket WIN-medlemmarna bekräftar. Detta har lett till kommersiell framgång och uppnådda mål för många bolag och organisationer.
För frågor kontakta;
Maria Sätherström Lantz, VD WIN, 0709-999 774, email@example.com
Arne Hansson, VD Ideon Open AB, 0703-194740, firstname.lastname@example.org
WIN erbjuder marknadsplatser för företag och innovationer inom vatten, samhällssäkerhet och energi. Genom öppen innovation och aktiv matchmaking påskyndar vi processen för att få ut innovationer på marknaden. WIN har totalt drygt 120 aktiva medlemsorganisationer och omfattar såväl små innovativa som stora globala företag, offentliga organisationer, akademin och ideella organisationer. Verksamheten har sin bas på Ideon Science Park i Lund och agerar med både svenskt och internationellt perspektiv. WINs marknadsplatser och innovationsplattformar är: WIN Water, WIN Guard och WIN Energy.
OM IDEON OPEN AB
Ideon Open AB är en del av Ideon Science Park och stödjer industrin med tjänster och arbetsmetoder baserade på öppen innovation och entreprenöriella metoder. Ideon Open ägs av Lunds universitet, Lunds kommun och Wihlborgs Fastigheter. Ideon Open driver affärsutveckling genom ASSIGNMENTS – utmaningsdrivna innovationsuppdrag som skräddarsys för varje klient – och BEYOND – en kollaborativ företagsaccelerator för bolag som vill utveckla disruptiva affärer i högt tempo.
Two innovation companies and members of WIN Guard are selected for the second round in the innovation competition Brinnovation.
Släckväskan and Pulverlansen are among the 20 finalists proceeding in Brandskyddsföreningen’s competition for more firesafe houses. They were chosen among 80 contestants and are now under way for the next step. The 10 finalists that are ultimately chosen will get the chance to pitch at the 100th anniversary event held by Brandskyddsföreningen on 22-23 May with a possibility to win prizes worth a total of 500 000 SEK.
- January 16th
- April 2nd
- September 12th (The WIN-WIN Meeting)
Inviting the world’s most progressive innovators and organizations to take part in unlocking the potential of sustainable mobility services
The Sustainable Mobility Challenge will award a total of €150.000 and additional funding allocated for accelerated market introduction to innovative, scalable and sustainable mobility services. Register now through 26 February 2019.
Learn more, register and apply at: https://mobility.challengefrom.se
The competition is organized by A Challenge from Sweden, an initiative by the Swedish Energy Agency aimed at reducing carbon emissions and helping to bring about a fossil-free transport sector at the latest by 2045.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please email: email@example.com