BEYOND is powered by Ideon Open and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden). Ideon Open is part of Ideon Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and is specialized in the commercial aspects of open innovation and entrepreneurship in relation to large companies.
There are about 45000 students and 7400 employees at the University of Lund, and the science park has 400 companies and 9 000 employees around its premises. Ideon Open is a not-for-profit organisation part owned by Lund University.
RISE include Innventia, SP, and Swedish ICT and have today 2200 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.