BEYOND corporate accelerator in Ideon Science Park

About Ideon Science Park

Located next to Lund University and connects science and research with innovators and entrepreneurs.

Collects over 400 companies and 9000 people with competencies within connectivity, ICT, Life science, medtech, smart materials and food innovation. 

Mentioned in the book Smartest Places on Earth as one of 13 ‘brainbelts’ due to its ability to adapt to changing conditions.

About RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden)

Fully owned by the Swedish state.

Offers international collaboration programmes with academia, industry and the public sector.

Their goal is to ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society.

PRESS RELEASE

11 November 2017

As one of the first three corporate members, Ecophon joined the inauguration of BEYOND, a corporate accelerator in Ideon’s Science Park on Thursday 9 November.

Carl-Magnus Sveningsson, Marketing Director at Ecophon“As market leader, our vision is to earn global leadership in healthy indoor sound environments, so it’s extremely important for Ecophon to drive development and find new ways to improve quality of life, wellbeing and working performance,” said Carl-Magnus Svenningsson, Marketing Director at Ecophon during his speech at the opening ceremony.

We hope to challenge not only our own expectations but to go BEYOND our customers’ expectations as well.

BEYOND is a corporate accelerator, where several major companies share the same environment and apply lean startup methods to find new business models and products. It’s unique in the sense that it is tailor-made for large corporates while other accelerators focus on startups. The aim is to provide a disruptive environment with coaching from both the program and the fellow member companies.

“Ecophon’s involvement in BEYOND is part of a wider initiative we call Sound Pilots™ which aims to accelerate sustainable innovation through a series of activities,” Carl-Magnus continued.

“Being present here at Ideon connects us with skilled people who have extensive entrepreneurial experience and widespread networks. Together, we will form an exciting environment for agile development, entrepreneurship and new business opportunities.

“We hope to challenge not only our own expectations but to go BEYOND our customers’ expectations as well.”

Ecophon is joined by Alfa Laval, world leader in heat transfer, separation and fluid handling and Inwido, Europe’s largest supplier of windows and a leading door supplier. BEYOND is a collaboration between RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) and Ideon Open. 

 

Related links:

RISE – The Swedish Research Institute

BEYOND collaborative corporate accelerator

Saint-Gobain Ecophon accelerates innovation in partnership with corporate accelerator BEYOND

Related articles (in Swedish):

Storbolag drar redan nytta av Skånes innovations-Mekka 

Ideon Open och Inwido i unik innovationssatsning

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Fax: +46 42 22 59 29

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Contact us

Ecophon Group Head office

Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB 
Box 500 
SE 265 03 Hyllinge

Phone: +46 42 17 99 00 
Fax: +46 42 22 59 29

Deliveries at: 
Yttervägen SE 265 75 Hyllinge

Ecophon Worldwide Contacts

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