Open Innovation Leader
Mr Mats Dunmar is the Manager of Ideon Open at Ideon Science Park in Lund Sweden. Ideon is an international hub of innovation in the very south of Sweden, in the dynamic region of two countries and three cities: Danish Copenhagen and Swedish cities of Malmö and Lund. He is on the board of European Business Network, EBN, in Brussels as the Swedish country representative of innovation environments.
Mats previous engagements involve a corporate career in logistics at the retailer IKEA, manager in public organisations as well as entrepreneur in own start-ups. For the past years he has successfully established a department for open innovation that is leading open innovation activities together with large companies. Large companies that do not have an office at Ideon Science Park, but want to tap into what a semi-public/private science park can offer them.
Ideon Open provides neutral navigation and leadership to help companies come up with new creative business solutions. It offers companies an entrepreneurial drive and energy, and is bold and challenging with radical approaches and participants. It is powered by Ideon Science Park. The park is a place where people can improve and develop their own ideas as well as others’. A place where anything is possible. At and around Ideon you find 450 companies and 10,000 highly qualified employees within walking distance. The community is supported by several property companies, Lund University, Lund Municipality and an extensive international network. As Scandinavia’s leading site for open innovation, Ideon has a 30-year history with many of Sweden´s leading innovative companies having started there.