The Dragon´s Den 2018

Published: 24 October 2018

The competition The Dragon´s Den is conducted every year with students from the civil engineering program and architecture engineering at Luleå University of Technology. Many innovative ideas have seen the light of the day in the competition.

"I look forward to this every year," says Lars Stehn, Professor in Construction Management and Building Technology at Luleå University of Technology.

The contributions of this year's competition were exclusively IT and APP solutions for security, sustainability, logistics, workflows, planning, visualization or decision support in the construction industry.

"There is a lot of secrecy about the ideas that are presented in this competition. All participates sign an agreement. Some contributions can proceed to Venture Cup", says Jarkko Erikshammar, Lecturer at Luleå University of Technology.

Without revealing too much, however, the names of the concepts that competed may give an idea of ​​what was presented; Moisture Spy, Construction Friends, CompLIST, Construction Talk, Follow UP, Autodoc, Building Radar, and son on. This year's winner was Fallarm, a system based on sensors to prevent falling accidents at construction sites..

The dragons of this year's jury consisted of Jonas Spangenberg, CEO of BoKlok, Erik Söderholm, CEO Improvicon AB and Sandra Berg from LTU Business. Jerker Lessing, Research and Development Manager at BoKlok, awarded a special award focusing on sustainability and climate.

Lars Stehn

Stehn, Lars - Professor and Head of Subject, Chaired Professor

Organisation: Construction Management and Building Technology , Industrialized and sustainable construction, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491976
Room: F955 - Luleå»
Jarkko Erikshammar

Erikshammar, Jarkko - Adjunct University Lecturer

Organisation: Construction Management and Building Technology , Industrialized and sustainable construction, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Room: F946 - Luleå»
Sandra Berg

Berg, Sandra -

Organisation: LTU Business AB, External
Phone: 073-0344331

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