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Startup Summer

Do you want to work with ideas at the forefront? Join Startup Sommar and work in teams where you investigate the business potential of pioneering research from Luleå University of Technology.

Startup Sommar matches you with an idea from researchers & experts who are world leaders in their field, where you can investigate the business potential of an innovative startup company. It suits you who wants a challenging summer job, wants to work in teams with other skills to jointly drive and develop how the idea will become reality.

What is it about?

In Startup Sommar you and your team work with an idea that originates from research at Luleå University of Technology. The work is to drive the work independently with coaching of our business advisors, for example to create and refine business concepts, develop new products & services.

You need to quickly familiarize yourself with the idea and understand the current situation in order to take the idea closer to a market introduction and commercialization during the summer. It can, for example, be about identifying and analyzing the needs of customers, developing and examining the benefits of innovation, understanding and building strategies for the way forward of the idea and presenting the business idea.

In Startup Sommar you will contribute with your special skills, but you will also gain valuable experiences and insights from your team members and your client.

The work is conducted full-time during the summer of 2019 in a consulting form where LTU Business is a formal client and our experienced business advisers are your coaches. The researcher or research group that owns the idea is your most important stakeholder and recipient of the result.

What do I get out of it?

In the beginning of the summer, you and the other participants get a custom introduction week with the team to get started, which includes a start-up education.

You get to practice collaborating, developing your entrepreneurial skills and trying to take a real idea towards the market, which enriches your resume. When the summer is over you have a network of both researchers, clients, companies & partners.
You get to test what it means to start a business. Maybe you are developing an interest in working with product & service development in the future? Or be inspired to start your own business or to be part of someone else's startup company.
The icing on the cake is that you can also invoice for the summer's work.

Who can participate?

All students at Luleå University of Technology can apply for Startup Summer. The ideas we investigate come from some of the university's approximately 70 research and innovation areas, both technical and social sciences. Therefore, we are looking for a range of competences, regardless of the program you are studying or the year you are studying. Startup summer seeks the talent, attitude, competence and innovation that students with different backgrounds contribute. You search individually for Startup Sommar and will be matched in a team during the summer.

How do I apply to participate in Startup Summer?

Do you feel that you can contribute with your expertise in, for example, product and service development, business development, marketing, computer technology, technical physics, graphic design or perhaps something completely different? You are welcome to submit your application with CV, personal letter and possibly. portfolio to .
Hope we see you!

The deadline for the application is 28/2, then interviews begin.
Message is expected on 22/3.

Startup Sommar's financiers are: Luleå University of Technology, Vinnova