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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.

Below you can read peoples thoughts and ideas.

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Input that could make a difference

A chance to benefit from the flow of cutting-edge researchers

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

We need a new place to meet

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

A park customised for a windswept neighbourhood

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

Humour and research has a lot in common

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

Create the Loop lunch #3

Welcome to a fun and creative lunch at a high pace and where ideas are allowed to flow freely!

When: Thursday 5/4 at 11.20 – 13.15 Where: Hörsalen, Domkyrkoforum, Kyrkogatan 4, Lund.

After a brief presentation of the Loop and the … Read More

The land agreement is signed!

The land agreement is compleated and signed!

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Science Village, ready to launch IRL

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

Create the Loop lunch #2

Welcome to a fun and creative lunch at a high pace and where ideas are allowed to flow freely!

When: Thursday 25/1 at 11.20 – 13.15 Where: Medicon Village, Scheelev 2, Lund (Gamla Gästmatsalen, level 2, building 302) Theme:Read More

A fantastic catalyst for regional growth

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

Welcome to the Create-the-Loop lunch, Wednesday, November 22

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

A place for creating working relationships

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

What’s next in Science Village?

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

My thoughts on the Loop and how it connects with our Skanska values.

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

Join Skanska and the Loop in creating a showcase of sustainable living and working.

Your product or service can be implemented in the building and extraordinary innovations will be highlighted in Skanska’s global communications.

Before 2018-03-01, send us a description of your companies offer together with a estimation of the potential gain and … Read More

Inspiration from Amsterdam

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

Designing for casual collision

What we do by networkning, The Loop wants to do in a physical form. It will be an invaluable addition to the meeting of research and industry in the region.

I am Project Manager for The Bridge, a network … Read More

Good Mood Wood – a joint development effort

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

Music produced by the sun: Sonification

Urban farming on buildings is happening more and more. But can roof tops also be used for a more creative purpose rather than a rational one, and if so, then why?

Well. Creativity and sustainability goals is probably what … Read More

A Day of Sustainability

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

Cultural stimulation is beneficial to research scientists

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.

I must admit that bringing … Read More

Music in maths

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

What is climate neutrality?

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

An environmental challenge

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

Meet the architects

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

Connected spaces. Connected people.

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.

As high-speed internet becomes … Read More

Learning from “jobs to be done”

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

Reducing CO2-emmissions during construction

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

Stay in touch with the real world

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 future is waiting to be shaped

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.

Here is a place where the future is … Read More

Food for thought – eating healthy makes you smart

I would like to see one or more restaurants in the area that collaborates with scientists at Swedish universities to makes use of the latest findings in what we should eat to become and stay healthy.

Given the fact that … Read More

Lund meets the future

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

What happens between work and dinner?

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

The coffee machine is important

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

A small-scale creative chaos

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

A change worth 200 million USD

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, chance encounters and unplanned interactions between knowledge workers improves performance. And it is not just an opinion.

The magazine uses Google, Facebook and Yahoo buildings as living proof. But even … Read More

Workshop #1: Building bridges between science & business

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

The ensō – the beauty of imperfection

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