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WIN-WIN meeting, September 17, 2020

WIN-WIN meeting, September 17, 2020

Masterplanning the Future –
What does it take to be one of the winners after the giant leap?

September 17, 2020

We are in the middle of an exciting change, a new playing field takes shape. Societal development is not a
linear process – it happens stepwise and at the moment we are facing a giant leap in the development.
Transparency and uncertainties increase. Our experiences and way of working will never be like before.
The digital transformation has changed from an industrial nisch to a required movement for all.
At the WIN WIN meeting, we will catch up on what could be the new normal for a robust, safe, and resilient
supply of the necessary societal systems like water and energy deliveries. What are the innovations
beyond sustainability and how can we together create profitable businesses in the new normal?
WIN will through our three innovation market places challenge and inspire partners and friends to catch
opportunities for new unexpected developments. We will also further introduce “business mingle for the
future” that has been a success for growth.

Place: Zoom (digital participation)
Date: September 17, 2020
Time: 09 – 15 (Parallel workshops 13 – 15)
Host: MSB – Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

Sneak Peek of the agenda:

• Environmental impact of accident – Jan Wisén, MSB
• The Future of green IT-partnering for sustainable solutions – Madeleine Gilborne, ALFA LAVAL
• Presentation of several innovation companies
• Matchmaking Mingle Breaks

More to come…

Can we get sustainable innovations to zones of catastrophes and disaster relief?
Yes we can! Come and listen to how, together with whom and what your contribution could be.
Together we will make it happen!
Host – SustAid

Extinguishing water and PFAS, tests, methods of action and what more can be done? The
workshop will elaborate on different methodologies for the PFAS treatment difficulties and also
presenting technologies and practical experiences.

Mobilizing and coordinating volunteers in emergency situations
How could we integrate volunteer capacity in an emergency? What kind of platforms can be used
to get volunteers to sign up and give rapid response in a situation and how could the process be
Host – MSB/WIN

Energy vision 2050
What would it take in order for Sweden to produce at least 200% renewable energy by 2050?
What kind of strategies could be expected and what would it mean for the society of tomorrow?
Host – WIN

What is what in the water hierarchy?
Let’s make a “water hierarchy staircase” together. We will discuss and put the finger on what is
the need and who can expect drinking water quality. To what extent are we “overdeliver” the top
quality water? Is there always a right to expect the delivery of drinking water or can we have a
differentiation in quality, expectation and supply.
Host – Sydvatten

Please note that the number of participants is limited, so do not forget to register to secure your
place. You can sign up for the WIN WIN meeting until September 10.
Sign up by following the link.

Curious about what’s happening at WIN or interested in becoming a member? Use the opportunity
for spontaneous or pre-booked meetings with the WIN team. Any questions or thoughts?
Please contact

Hope to see you – September 17!
Most welcome!

Vill du testa din reningsanläggning för PFAS i samarbete med svensk räddningstjänst?

Vill du testa din reningsanläggning för PFAS i samarbete med svensk räddningstjänst?

Mellan 1 september och 31 december genomförs ett pilotförsök i samarbete mellan MSB, WIN och Räddningstjänsten Storgöteborg för att undersöka lämpliga lösningar på rening av PFAS i vatten. Därför letar vi nu efter aktörer som inom ramen för ett utvecklings- och innovationssamarbete är villiga att bidra med sin lösning på plats under en begränsad tid.
Se kontaktuppgifterna nedan för mer information. Sista dag för intresseanmälan är den 30 juni.
Mellan åren 2017 och 2020 driver MSB projektet Early Responders Innovation Arena som ska stödja aktörer inom skydd och undsättning att öka sin medverkan i och själva genomföra tester och försök av nya lösningar.
Länk till projektet

Frågor kring samarbetet? Kontakta oss:

Vill du testa din reningsanläggning för PFAS i samarbete med svensk räddningstjänst?

Interested in trying out your solution for treatment of PFAS in water?

Between September 1 and December 31, we are planning a pilot trial to investigate suitable solutions for purification of PFAS in water in collaboration between MSB, WIN and the Rescue Service Greater Gothenburg. Within the framework of a development and innovation cooperation, we are now looking for actors who are willing to contribute with their solution in place at the Rescue Service Greater Gothenburg for a limited time.
See the contact details below for more information. Last day for application is June 30.
Between 2017 and 2020, MSB runs the Early Responders Innovation Arena project, aiming to support actors within the field of protection and rescue to increase their participation in, and carry out tests and trials of new solutions.
Link to the project

Questions about the cooperation? Please contact: Rescue Service Greater Gothenburg WIN Water Swedish Civil Contingency Agency

Keeping up high spirits – keeping up business

Keeping up high spirits – keeping up business

We need great innovative solutions now more than ever! This is why WIN will continue to arrange its meetings – matching problem owners and potential solution providers online and, when possible, also physically.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming events and get ready for a whole lot of business opportunities! ???

25/3     Winner Venture Club

16/4     Online meeting with PUB (Singapore’s national water agency), INO3W and WIN Water.

23/4     WIN Guard Meeting: Hazardous Materials — How do we handle the new ones?

7/5        WIN Water Meeting: The value in waste resource water – from problem to profit!

28/5     WIN Energy Meeting

17/9     WIN-WIN Meeting

22-24/9 VA-mässan INSTÄLLD!

12/11     WIN Water Meeting

26/11     WIN Energy Meeting


We hope that we all stay healthy and will meet again soon! ✨

Vill du testa din reningsanläggning för PFAS i samarbete med svensk räddningstjänst?

A call for cleantech entrepreneurs – CLEANTECH IMPACT ACCELERATOR

Cleantech impact accelerator is a tailor made programme for cleantech entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in the food industry. A call from our partner organization RISE in collaboration with CLEAN, Agro Business Park and Sustainable Business Hub. The corporates involved in the project are Arla, Tetra Pak and Alfa Laval.


Would you like to further develop your business together with corporates and entrepreneurs from Denmark and Sweden? Tap in to a network of people, activities and possibilities for development and funding both in your region – and internationally? Then get in touch or sign up directly for the Cleantech Impact Accelerator’s first round and get a chance to be selected. The participants will get a tailor-made training, customer insights, potential investment opportunities and technical validation of their idea.


Entrepreneurs and start-ups from Denmark, Sweden and Norway (primarily). The company must be < 3 years (counting from registration date). The company must have less than 10 employees.


–          A technology which can support the transformation of the food sector

–          Participation at Boot Camp, Corporate Day, Pitching Day and preparation for these

–          Some technological validation comes at a cash cost (is optional).

Make sure you work with technologies that fit food & agro production: e.g. Transportation, Water & Wastewater, Air & Environment, Materials, Manufacturing/Industrial, Agriculture, Recycling & Waste and more.


20 entrepreneurs and start-ups are selected in the first round to participate in the development programme (March-September 2020) in March 2020. Sign up for the first programme as an entrepreneur HERE through a web-based application form. Remember, the selection panel only sees what you submit so make sure you’re to the point!

DEADLINE: March 8 2020

In the selection process, a panel of business development experts and technological experts will select the most promising participants based on:

–          The innovation level of the technology

–          The potential impact of the idea for the corporate or society

–          The possibility of the business to succeed and create jobs in the Øresund Region

–          The team.


Have a look at the corporate’s sustainability strategy to find out if your technology is relevant: Arla, Tetra Pak, Alfa Laval.

If you are interested, sign up for the web platform HERE to keep updated on funding and other relevant possibilities and information already now (this platform is not restricted to selected start-ups).

The project’s partners are:

–          CLEAN – Denmark’s largest cleantech cluster

–          Agro Business Park – Denmark’s largest agrifood and bio resource cluster

–          RISE – Sweden’s largest research institute

–          Sustainable Business Hub –  one of Sweden’s leading cleantech clusters.

The project is funded by Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak European Regional Development Fund.



On February 6th 2020 participants of the WIN Water and WIN Energy Meeting held in Lund offered wonderful contributions to the topic: Re-inventing water and energy in real estate. The joint meeting was a great success. Inspiring speakers presented real estate opportunities for green and profitable energy and water solutions. Further, four parallel sessions were taking place. The first one was about real estate digitalization and how digitalization is reinventing the way we produce, distribute and use energy, discussing the digital transformation of energy management and automation. The second session was about the perfect house, following the question of how to use best knowledge and technologies to create smart, efficient water and energy management in housing, including a retrofit view for existing houses. The third session was discussing smarter circular water management, asking how do we find and apply new technologies for new housing areas. The fourth session was a study visit to E.ON’s ectogrid showroom and to the Brainlit. Thank you for joining us at the WIN Water & WIN Energy meeting in Lund!

Special thanks to our hosts Medicon Village & Schneider Electric for providing fantastic facilities and for making this meeting possible.

The speakers and their presentation topics can be found here.

See you at the next WIN Water Meeting on May 7 2020!



Speeding up innovation – creating winners!

Speeding up innovation – creating winners!

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™
  • TechScouting
  • Sharing@Expos
  • 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.


WIN Water

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.



WIN Guard

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.



WIN Energy

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


UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge recently launched!

UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge recently launched!

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.

For more information about the challenge, click here. The deadline for submissions is Feb 22, 2020, 24:00 (CET). You can register for the challenge here.

FN-Inkubatorn invigd – “En dag för förändring och hopp”

FN-Inkubatorn invigd – “En dag för förändring och hopp”

Caroline Wendt

October 22, 2019
Den 21 oktober 2019 var en betydelsefull dag för Lund. Det var dagen då FN via UNOPS var med och invigde sitt första globala innovationscenter i Europa på Ideon Science Park. Grete Faremo, UNOPS chef, den svenska näringsministern Ibrahim Baylan och Kjell-Håkan Närfeldt, chefsstrateg på Vinnova var några av invigningstalarna och de berättade hur svenska innovationer ska hjälpa världen. “Detta är en dag för förändring och hopp”, säger Mia Rolf, CEO på Ideon Science Park.

Redan under hösten 2018 blev det klart att UNOPS, FN:s projektleveransorganisation, sätter upp ett av sina av sina globala innovationscenter (Global Innovation Centre) på Ideon i Lund. Svensk innovationsförmåga och svenska bolag ska matchas ihop med stora internationella behov för att kunna lösa de globala utmaningarna, som till exempel i klimaträddande åtgärder.

Invigningen hölls den 21 oktober och drog fullt hus med cirka 400 besökare främst från Lund men också från hela Sverige och världen. Invigningstalare var Grete Faremo, Executive Director, UNOPS, Ibrahim Baylan, Sveriges näringsminister, Kjell-Håkan Närfeldt, chefsstrateg, Vinnova, Louise Eklund, regionråd, Region Skåne, Philip Sandberg, kommunstyrelsens ordförande i Lund och Mia Rolf, CEO, Ideon Science Park.

– Att uppnå hållbarhetsmålen kommer att kräva innovation, säger Grete Faremo. För att få slut på fattigdom och reducera ojämlikhet krävs fundamentala förändringar i hur vi producerar, distribuerar och konsumerar. Sverige har en innovationskultur och en stark infrastruktur att matcha den med. Här finns också den rätta sociala infrastrukturen och ett engagerat ekosystem av intressenter som vill transformera idéer till verklighet.

Ibrahim Baylan, Sveriges näringsminister, Grete Faremo, Executive Director, UNOPS och Mia Rolf, vd på Ideon Science Park.

FN planerar totalt 17 innovationscenter runt om i världen och innovationscentret i Lund är ett av de första i världen och det allra första i Europa som öppnas. Det här är ett led att arbeta mot de globala utvecklingsmålen inom Agenda 2030.

Den svenska näringsministern Ibrahim Baylan påminde om att innovationer också är en möjlighet för det svenska innovationssystemet som exportvara.

– Innovationer behövs för att skapa hållbara tillväxt och hållbar förändring. Innovationer är bra för miljö och klimatet men jag ser förstås också enorma affärsmöjligheter för Sverige när nya jobb och hållbar tillväxt skapas.

Innovationscentret i Lund ska ge stöd till enskilda företag och uppfinnare men också bistå med kunskap, modeller och stöd till utvecklingsländer som påbörjar en uppbyggnad av egna system för innovation.

– Detta är en dag för förändring och hopp. När antalet katastrofer i välden ökar måste vi bygga globala strukturer för att verkligen göra skillnad, säger Mia Rolf. Vi kommer att göra allt i vår makt för att scouta, matcha och utveckla idéer, innovationer och lösningar för att möta de akuta utmaningar som UNOPS för fram till bordet. Detta är ett meddelande till Greta Thunberg och hennes vänner – det här är vi vuxna som lyssnar och agerar. Och till alla vuxna vill jag säga: låt oss arbeta tillsammans och fixa detta!

Innovationscentret i Lund ska ledas av Sarah Emond, central manager UNOPS GIC Sweden. FN driver innovationscentret med Vinnova, utrikesdepartementet och näringsdepartementet som delfinansiärer.

Tre röster från publiken – vad hoppas du att UNOPS betyder för Lund?

– För mig är det högtidligt att få vara med här, lika högtidligt som det var när jag var liten och firade FN-dagen, säger Birgitta Persson, Point of Value och Mejeriet. Jag hoppas att detta gör att vi i Lund tänker mer globalt.

– Det här ger Lund ytterligare internationell uppkoppling och fokus på hållbara frågor, säger Lunds kommuns näringslivschef Per Persson. UNOPS kommer att ytterligare öka Lunds attraktivitet.

– Lund är den perfekta utgångspunkten för FN-inkubatorn, säger Maria Sätherström Lantz, vd, WIN Innovationsplattform. Den kommer att stärka ett redan starkt innovationssystem och öppna upp för globala marknadsmöjligheter via UNOPS. Jag hoppas också att några av de innovationsverktyg som vi utvecklat i regionen kan inspirera även på andra håll i världen.

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