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The Loop – collecting input to become greater
The Loop is a meeting place for future driven researchers, companies and organisations. Its main purpose is to connect science and business in order to gain commercial benefits from the building’s unique location in the heart of Science Village in Lund, Southern Scandinavia. Our closest neighbours are two of the world’s top centres for material research: the European Spallation Source (ESS) and Max IV.
The Loop is a unique project in many ways, not least in how it is being developed. To achieve our goals and to realise the true potential of the Loop, we are engaging with as many people and organizations as possible in an open process.
Yesterday, we celebrated that the tram line from Lund Central to ESS soon is finished! Together with a couple of hundred others, our team from LEVEL TWO (The Loop’s conference space and collaboration arena) ran along the tram line … Read More
Next to The Loop, a brand new Science Center will take place. The center will open in 2024 – and now we know what it will look like! With a stunning green public space in the center of the building, … Read More
Two weeks from now, Los Angeles scientist and innovator Aydogan Ozcan is coming to Malmö for a big conference. He is also attending The Bridge Talk in Malmö, June 25, talking about how we can use cellphones as microscopes … Read More
When ESS and MAX IV are in full operation, some 5,000 researchers will be visiting every year. If you create interesting enough environments around the research facilities, it will give researchers reason to stay a little longer or come … Read More
The important thing is having meeting places in our everyday life. I hope the Loop will be such a vital venue, where we can meet and mingle informally. Another reason to look forward to the construction of the Loop … Read More
When it comes to wind and weather, the Brunnshög district is a very, very exposed part of Lund. It is windy almost all of the time! Additionally, the people who will be staying here will need a massive landscape … Read More
We live in a fantastic region. Here, ESS, Science Village and the Brunnshög area are not only a local concern – not even only a Swedish one – but just as much an international issue. The development of this … Read More
A lot has happened during my first four years as CEO for Science Village Scandinavia here in Lund. I am especially pleased with recent events on the national level in Sweden hosted by Vinnova/Vetenskapsrådet and SWEbeams. Finally, we have … Read More
Coming from Silicon Valley, I have had first-hand experience of the importance of having universities, equity and cutting edge-technology companies assembled all in the same place. This is key if you want to combine business and science successfully and … Read More
In the center of the emerging Science Village, the Loop will be a meeting place for future driven researchers, companies and organizations. The purpose of the Loop is to connect science and business in order to gain commercial … Read More
To me, it is all about using available resources as smart as possible. That is why I am so interested in everything that has to do with disseminating knowledge. Knowledge has to be spread to be beneficial to others. … Read More
There are a lot of things going on in Science Village, even if most of it is hidden beneath the surface so far. Already visible, however, is the ongoing ground work for the tramway line between us and the … Read More
The idea with the Loop is to create a place where researchers, companies and organisations can meet. For Skanska, this project is unique. We are truly trying to do something new here and I am proud that Skanska, from … Read More
This spring we visited some really nice places in Amsterdam. Above you see a selection of pictures from our trip. Inspiration from: B.AMsterdam, SPACE, NDSM Amsterdam and Creative Valley Ulrecht Photos: White architectsRead More
There is a lot of talk right now about constructing tall buildings and large wooden structures to make them climate smart, and that people feel better living and working in wooden buildings. Wood is growing in importance as a … Read More
To be able to reach the set up sustainability goals within the Loop, everyone working in the project must know the goals and how they apply to their daily work. On May 15 the project team therefore will have … Read More
At the Faculty of Engineering (one of the eight faculties at Lund University) I do research work into the properties and characteristics of air pollution and their effect on and connection with our health.
The very thought that music could be an integral part of the Science Village scene is hugely exciting…and it feels right as well. It would be a really bold approach to bring culture into such a specialised setting and … Read More
Climate neutrality can include the finished building, i. e. the energy use and generation during operation of the building, or it can have a wider meaning and include the production, and sometimes even the demolition of the building too. … Read More
Our environmental work kick-started with a climate neutrality workshop just before Christmas. We discussed the definition of climate neutrality, and what it means to the architecture, production and maintenance. We had a lively brainstorming session on what to call … Read More
The Loop lies between two unique research establishments, the European Spallation Source (ESS) and the Max IV Laboratory, in Science Village on the north-east edge of Lund. You can’t take it for granted that it will become a destination even though both entities are a huge draw..Read More
Currently just 15 per cent of the world’s population has proper access to fast internet. But as a recent article in Wired* explored, the digital divide is starting to close and endless possibilities open up.
Big data has made it possible for businesses to collect vast quantities of information about customers’ buying habits, geographical info, online interactions and much more. But while this method reveals patterns and correlations, it falls short of highlighting what … Read More
The city of Lund is currently striving to end the use of fossil fuels for city operations until 2020. In this work we have also been looking at working machines. We have found that it is easier to replace diesel … Read More
Leland Stanford, founder of the university that bears his name, stressed the importance of crossbreeding academic studies with perspectives from real life. Since the start of the 20th century staff at the University have been actively encouraged to spend a … Read More
The opportunities arising around Science Village Scandinavia are huge. This is where world-leading research institutes are being built in bicycle distance of one of the finest universities and world renown companies.
How can Lund meet the future and realize the expansion towards Northeast? The city is expanding, with the research facilities MaxIV and ESS, and Skanska has an exciting vision for this area, Brunnshög. Can we make this the place for … Read More
Even if there are restaurants in the area people tend to go home after work. Because there is nothing to do between work and dinner. Unless you work in the city, or close by a shopping mall. You might … Read More
Those who come here are high-performers. They are seekers and curious. Give them an opportunity to meet. I have spent a few years at the University College of London as a PhD. Dead boring premises! But spending time in … Read More
When I visited Amsterdam few years ago, I took the boat to Noord. There is an old industrial building called the IJ-Hall. Inside, they had built an office landscape of containers and created as a small friendly neighborhood with … Read More
In June 2016, the first The Bridge Summit was held in Lund, Sweden. Its objective is to create a platform where science and business can meet, connecting entrepreneurs, opinion leaders and investors with today’s most influential minds within life … Read More
We have chosen the ensō as the symbol for The Loop. In Zen Buddhism, this hand-drawn ink circle symbolizes absolute enlightenment, infinity, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void.
The ensō may be open or closed. The closed circle … Read More
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