Together with City of Lund, Lund University is currently participating in ”City & Innovation” in Hangzou, China to raise the city of Lund as an innovation destination. With participants from over 30 citites around the world, the conference addresses topics such as ”smart city” solutions, the link between innovation and culture, and the long-term consequences of the Internet economy. Lennart Prytz, chairman of Lund City Council, held a welcoming speech for the international audience, and also participated in a panel discussion on smart city solutions with the theme ”Innovation as key for building a better society”.
During the meeting, representatives from LU Innovation and Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University School of Economics and Management met with representatives from Zhejiang University and Zhejiang University of Technology to find partners for LU innovation research projects in the field of food technology and further develop the Joint Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Marie Löwegren, director of Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship comments:
- It is important to the City of Lund as well as the University to cooperate internationally and in that way be able to relate to the rest of the world. Through this, we are better equipped to create an understanding of what is going on in the rest of the world, develop ourselves and solve global problems together. This is an aspect particularly important to Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship as successful entrepreneurship requires international presence as well as knowledge of other cultures. We are impressed by the development at Zhejiang University and are now renewing our contacts. The aim is to create a rewarding exchange of knowledge and collaboration in the future.
Lennart Prytz also points out that through the good collaboration between Lund University and the City of Lund, the attractiveness and position of Lund can be strengthened internationally.