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Patents & Venture Capital – What do you need to know?

Patents and venture capital play a crucial role in turning an idea or research result into a thriving tech company. Among tech companies that succeed, it’s often noted they excel in both their patents and venture capital. Join us for lunch and learn from experts as they share their best tips!


12:00 Lunch

12:30-13:10 How does venture capital work? What is the investor’s mindset, and how should an entrepreneur think?
Pär Carlshamre is an Investment Manager at Almi Invest and has invested in more than 30 startups over almost 15 years. After obtaining his doctorate from LiU, he worked extensively with R&D-related business development and leadership in both small and large companies in Sweden and internationally before entering the venture capital industry.

13:10-13:20 Break

13:20-14:00 The significance and strengths of patent protection and how to work towards obtaining strong patents.
Arne Jacobsson has a total of 30 years of experience working at the intersection of business and patents. Initially in the industry, then as a patent consultant, and for the past 18 years, he has been involved in the commercialization of research results at LiU. His first job in a startup was in 1984. He has also been the head coach in a unicorn.

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The lecture is part of the Norrköping Science Park’s HOPE project, dedicated to support the growth of companies in the field of printed and organic electronics. This initiative is co-financed by Region Östergötland, Slättö, and the EU’s Regional Development Fund.

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