Ideas from research at LiU are developed in teams of researchers and students into market-adapted products and services.

Why applying for the Summer Match?

The Summer Match is an entrepreneurial program at LEAD that focuses on developing ideas derived from research at LiU towards market-adapted products and services. For you as a student, you will get the chance to work with giving a researcher’s idea new opportunities, and for you as a researcher, you get your idea tested by someone with a different perspective with the support of experienced business developers. 

You as a student will work together with another student, and will be matched with a researcher who wants to push his or her idea into the market. Each match between students and researchers is unique with the starting point of creating teams with complementary experiences.

The tasks vary depending on the focus of the research idea and where in the commercialization process the idea is. The researcher may, for example, be in need of new perspectives, prototype work, mapping, market analysis or graphic design. The Summer Match will give you as a student valuable experiences and networks. Your efforts can result in new solutions, agreements with customers and hopefully new companies.

The application for 2022 year’s program will open in december 2021.

By participating, you as a student will get:

Relevant experience – use the knowledge you gained during your education in a project where you make a noticeable difference.

Valuable network – make new contacts with companies, researchers and students for future career opportunities

Special competence – develop your strengths, broaden your knowledge and get yourself a unique credit for your CV

By participating, you as a researcher will get:

Extended team – connect with skills that can lead to a valuable match in the future

Sales concept – package your idea to be able to show and discuss the solution with potential customers

Customer perspective – test your idea against the customer and find out how it must be adapted to meet market requirements