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Ideon Science Park engages 30 growth leaders to support Scaleups

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Ideon Science Park is investing in the growth of Skåne (South of Sweden) though a well proven concept that leads to an average of 25% growth for the companies having participated in the program. Since last fall Ideon Science Park has an agreement with Navigator Scaleup that won an award as the best accelerator program in EU. Ideon is the south node in a national investment supported by Sparbankernas Riksförbund, a national bank foundation. 9 out of 10 company are started in the pilot phase and 30 experiences growth leaders have been engaged to contribute with their competence. Ideon Science Park is now looking for the 10th company - there is one place left saved for a female founder of a scaleup company. The project is being financed by Region Skåne and Wihlborgs Real Estates.

Since long, Ideon Science Park has been important in supporting startups and innovations based on science.  Over 300 Startups have recieved help to be founded and grown via the incubator Ideon Innovation. Since a few years Ideon has a special unit, Ideon Open, that serves larger corporations and the public sector with facilitation of open innovation. 

Now, Ideon Science Park invests in increasing the growth in Skåne, south of Sweden, through a well proven concept that leads to 25% growth on average for the companies that have been participating in the program.
 
 "Our mission since 1983 is to create more companies based on science and innovation, and additionally create more jobs in the region by supporting the growth" says Mia Rolf, CEO, Ideon Science Park, and continues  "Up until now we have not had a formal process how we support the growth, but have been testing different solutions. In the Ideon Navigator Scaleup we match expert competences to challenges for specific growth companies to overcome their individual obsticles to grow, and we are really proud over the level of star competences that volunteer and contribute with their experience in this project!"
 
Since last fall, Ideon Science Park has an agreement with Navigator Scaleup, that have been awarded as the best accelerator program in EU. Ideon is the south node in the national investment supported by Sparbankernas Riksförbund, a national bank foundation, and Ludvig & Co, an account firm for SMEs. Now 9 out of 10 company have been started in the pilot phase and 30 experiences growth leaders have been engaged to contribute with their competence.
 
"Now we are looking for the 10th company", says Mia Rolf. "We want to find a female founder that wants to grow her company and offer her the last place in this pilot program".
 
The pilot project is being financed by Region Skåne and Wihlborgs Real Estates.
 
The full list of Navigators/growth experts:
Ingela Hansson - Regional Manager Commerce Öresund at Columbus Sverige
Staffan Rosenblad- CFO på Fieldly
Andreas Wall- Commercial Director at Inyett AB
Camilla Dahlin - CEO IUC Syd
Mats Gullberg - Senior Advisor, fd VP OEM Sales Qlik
Magnus Blixt - CFO CellaVision
Catharina Kramer - Senior Executive Search & Interim Management at K2 Search
Peter Larsson - Business Navigator Manager IKEA
Helena Tillborg - Senior advisor, fd Head of Unit Business Developer Kraftringen
Anna Pedersen - CFO på Great Security Sverige
Fredrik Hellström - Regional Director South/West Kone Corporation
Stefan Dahlin - Sales Director Advokatfirman Delphi
Cecilia Svensson - EVP Communications & Sustainable Transformation Perstorp Group
Cecilia Hedenborn - Investerare/styrelseproffs, fd Cash Management Nordea
Simon Almvist - People Management Volvo Cars
Mohamad Takwa - COO Aegirbio
Tobias Sjölin - Project Director Boozt
Lotta Wessfeldt - Sr Relationship Manager Ideon Science Park
Laszlo Varga - CEO Gents
Anna Back Jansson - Head of Design på DUX
Magnus Forsbrand - CEO Techinvestor, Ordf Almi Företagspartner Blekinge
Nina Egnell - Head of Online Åhléns
Anette Björkén - PMO Nordic Findus
Johan Möllerström - CEO Arcaroma
Mia Rolf - CEO Ideon Science Park
Marie Winther Bothén - CFO Flatfrog Laboratories
Bengt-Ove Hedborg - Head of Sales & Marketing Trucks Mercedes-Benz Sweden
Roland Sjölund - MD Europe Kyäni
Eva Klevås - Senior Advisor HR Analytics, fd Scanfil, Kraftringen
Helena Hed - Director Brand & Strategic Communication Axis Communications
 
The list of companies in the program
Anolytech
Core Process
Energy Opticon
Meqify
Agri Center
Fogarolli
Elastic Move
Sägen
Ramidus

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Ideon is a Science Park one of the most exciting places in Europe, where the sharpest minds in the world meet to develop the future.

Ideon Science Park has a diverse set of competencies within connectivity, ICT, Life science, cleantech, energy, medtech, smart materials and food innovation. In a world of disruptive business models, this diversity is our major strength. Ideon was built in 1983 right next to Lund University in order to connect science and research with innovators and entrepreneurs. Ideon was the first Science Park of its kind in Sweden and northern Europe.

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