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About Us

BEYOND is powered by Ideon Open and RISE. Ideon Open is part of Ideon Science Park in Lund, Sweden, with a specialization in the commercial aspects of open innovation and entrepreneurship in relation to large companies. There are about 42000 students and 7400 employees at the University of Lund, and the science park has 500 companies and 10 000 employees around its premises. Ideon Open is a not-for-profit organisation part owned by Lund University. The RISE institutes include Innventia, SP, and Swedish ICT and have today 2,200 employees who support and promote all manner of innovative processes, with roughly 100 testbeds and demonstration facilities. RISE operates within six divisions: RISE Bioeconomy, RISE Built Environment, RISE ICT, RISE Bioscience and Materials, RISE Safety & Transport and RISE Certification. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is fully owned by the Swedish state.