Modelling of friction and wear on the nanoscale

Aylin Ahadi

The ultimate goal is to solve the physical principles of how friction arises and changes under different conditions. The work will progress through studies and integration in different length ranges as well as verification with experiments. The results coupled with understanding may well affect how surfaces and coatings are developed, for example, to minimize energy consumption and increase the lifespan of various metallic components. This type of result will have a major positive impact on industry and society.

Lysine based innovative antimicrobials against mycobacteria: combating antibiotic resistance

Novalysin AB

Novalysin has the ambition to develop safe and efficient antimicrobials against mycobacterial pathogens to overcome the spread of antimicrobial resistance. The focus on mycobacteria is due to the high morbidity and mortality associated with these pathogens. As the antibiotic pipeline has dried out, our purpose is to meet the need for novel measures for treatment that are not only effective but selective and safe without leading to side effects and have low probability of generating resistance.

Wherever we go – Philosophical explorations in Virtual reality


We want to explore how we can use new innovative technical solutions to tell important stories in a completely new way. We also want to explore the questions: What is perceived as valuable at life’s end? What is valuable to the relatives? How is the right to a dignified death affected by external conditions and social structures? Our hypothesis is that the answers to these questions will vary depending on location, social status and religious beliefs.

Novel high performance support materials for oligonucleotide synthesis

Redstone Separations AB

We want to contribute to a solution to the pandemic and other diseases. We want to assess a new product area for Redstone Separations for this important and growing gene therapy industry. It is our target to break into the promising solid phase oligonucleotide support material market. For the gene therapy industry and for society, the benefit will be more effective tools to produce flu vaccines, cancer vaccines, antisense drugs, novel therapeutics and personalized medicine.

Biomimetic sensors for the rapid detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Sara Björk Sigurdardóttir

One of the most important tools to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been diagnosis and contact tracing. The current diagnostic toolbox consists of PCR or antibody-based tests. While the rapid antibody-based assays are useful for their speed, they still lack in sensitivity and high-quality antibodies are costly and complicated to produce. We would like to develop biomimetic sensors for a more sensitive, robust and low-cost rapid diagnostic tool for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Pilot production for edible coating


The purpose of the pilot production is validating the concept to ensure that we can produce the coating alternatives in larger volumes and produce them for field test. These steps are not conducted in sequential form but with a clear overlap between different phases. We will test and validate the different properties of the coating during and after the production process. We will use that knowledge to optimize the coating and ensure that these can meet customers ‘and consumers’ requirements.

AR for everyone

Do-Fi AB

The goal of the project is to create opportunities for minor players in the hospitality industry to be able to create experiences that are otherwise only possible for the biggest players in our country. With a little help, they should be able insert models of things that have just collected dust in the archives or redesign archived material for AR experience that has been available in other media forms. Our wish is that these minor players will be even more “driven” to show their material to visitors.

High-power acoustofluidics for real time pathogens monitoring

Enrico Corato

The purpose of the proposed research is to design, fabricate and characterize high-power ultrasonic transducers to create stronger acoustic fields (100-fold) in acoustofluidic microscale devices than the commonly employed single-plate transducers. Such fields would enable strong acoustic radiation force acting on the particles to be handled, so that we can find the lower size limit of acoustic focusing and later apply it to sub-micron biological particles such as water-based pathogens.