Case stories

Here you will find examples of stories about collaborations between researchers, students and companies and organisations, supported by UU Innovation. They tell of mutual benefits and how new ideas and knowledge emerge.

New research to prolong the life of metal-cutting inserts

More durable metal-cutting inserts is the key goal of a collaborative Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) project involving researchers at three Swedish universities and the world-leading machine tools supplier Sandvik. With a strategic 30 million SEK grant plus support from a national CVD research initiative, project leader Professor Mats Boman of Uppsala University’s Ångström Laboratory is confident that insert life-times will increase dramatically in the future.

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Invaluable help for a small business

Have you ever cleared out horse manure with an ordinary pitchfork? Then you know that it’s not very easy. Horse owners Patrick and Lydia Springer believed that there must be a better way. And there was. The result is called SverigeGrepen, a product that is now on its way to being exported around the world. “The help we received from the university was invaluable,” says Patrick Springer.

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Collaborative diabetes project yielded great results

It started at an AIMday event and developed into a collaborative research project with great gains for all parties involved. For the diagnostics company Mercodia the collaboration with an academic research group proved a real boon.

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