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Published: 19 Mar, 2018

USBE launches innovation camps with MacGregor Sweden AB and Umeå Energi AB

NEWS As part of the course “Innovation Management”, the USBE Entrepreneurship Section, in cooperation with major companies in the region, MacGregor Sweden AB and Umeå Energi AB, organized two Innovation Camps, from the 7th to the 15th of March.

The Business Innovation Camps are intended to allow advanced level students at USBE to put in to practice what they have learned. This first round of Innovation Camps will be followed by yearly editions. This is part of the continuing efforts by USBE to develop new forms of cooperation between the university and the business community, where the need for exchange of fresh ideas is emphasized.

The students worked on innovative solutions to future business challenges or industry-related social challenges and pitched their ideas to the companies at their premises in Örnsköldsvik and Umeå respectively. Five teams worked with each company, and the teams 'The light bulbs' and 'Rainovation' were selected as the winners after tough competition.

The winning team at McGregor, ‘The light bulbs’. The team members Renato Neto, Kelly Durao, Aukar Abdi, Anna Schmidt, Robert Trampler and Robin Sinz with Ulf Wiklund, Director Business Control and Per Claesson: Director Competence Centre.
The winning team at Umeå Energi, 'Rainovation'. The team members, Zhaoyang Zhi, Yohan Lagneu, Johan Nording, Luo Trevisol, Nora Arifi, Luyolo Mazomba.

Contact information

Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics

Sofia Lundberg, Dean

Zsuzsanna Vincze, Head of Entrepreneurship section, responsible teacher

Umeå Energi

Marcus Larsson, Head of Department Strategy and Development


Janne Suominen, Manager, Offering development