In Lund there is a spirit of learning more, achieving more, and making the future brighter yet. As a result of this, we call Lund the City of Ideas. Another result of this spirit is the vast number of inventions over the years. Did you know that the following things all come from Lund originally? The turbohaler, the dialyser, the mobile phone, the use of ultrasound in medicine, the tetra-pak milk carton, the ink-jet printer, the first machine for artificial respiration: the barospirator, the fingerprint reader, and many others.
Some of the internationally well-known companies are Tetra Pak, Alfa Laval, Sony, ST Ericsson, and Gambro.
Lund has a long tradition of ground-breaking research and entrepreneurial spirit, giving rise to many innovative new companies - not a few of which are now established world leaders in their respective fields. This thousand-year-old centre of learning boasts a highly favourable business climate.
Over the years, a great number of knowledge-based companies have developed with the help of Scandinavia's largest university and the Ideon Science Park. Lund has positioned itself as a leading international centre for innovative research and industry.