The Area

Science Village – A collaborative culture in a dynamic region

Science Village

Lund is the university city where old traditions and roots meet new innovations. With over a thousand years of history, Lund is one of Sweden's oldest cities - but also a place for world-leading, innovative companies and academic institutions.

Get ready to enter the exciting world of Science Village - a vibrant area located between the amazing research facilities of MAX IV and ESS. This  zone is buzzing with energy and will soon become the go-to destination for education, innovation, and research!

Science Business Culture

6 000

New homes built in the area

50 000

Workplaces and new offices


Of investment in the project

Research and innovation

Photo: Felix Gerlach, Science Village.

MAX IV - The Most Brilliant X-Rays for Research

MAX IV Laboratory is a national laboratory in Sweden that provides the research and development community with the most brilliant X-rays for their studies. With the MAX IV facility, Sweden has access to the highest quality X-rays available for scientists from academia and industry from all over the world. X-rays are used to help us understand, explain and improve the world around us. They enable us to study materials that we currently use and enhance them beyond their current performance capabilities.

Moreover, MAX IV allows scientists to develop new materials and products that we can't even imagine today, such as medications with better and more precise functions and fewer side-effects, nanoparticles for diverse applications including paints, catalysis or computing, or lighter and stronger packaging materials for the future.

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ESS – The worlds most powerful neutron source

The European Spallation Source (ESS), a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) hosted by Sweden and Denmark. ESS is set to be the world's most powerful neutron source, providing groundbreaking opportunities for research in the fields of materials, energy, health, and the environment.

As one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects being built today, the ESS facility will consist of 16 state of the art neutron instruments, a suite of laboratories, and a supercomputing data management and software development center. With increased performance capabilities, ESS will elevate neutron-based research to a new level, enabling the study of smaller and more complex samples, including rare and biological specimens and those under extreme conditions.

Through high performance computing and real world sample environments, ESS will enable new science and bring a paradigm shift in neutron science. This will expand the use of neutron methods, providing the wider research community with exciting new experimental options.

The ESS is scheduled to start operations in 2027. Stay tuned for more updates and information on how you can become a part of this groundbreaking scientific community!

“Science Village is a co-creative community!”
Anna Sandahl, MAX IV

Science Center

Lund University, Region Skåne, and the City of Lund in collaboration with Science Village is working towards a mission to create an upscaled public Science Center that will inspire creativity and innovative thinking.

The Science Center will be housed in a specially designed building, featuring interactive exhibitions and a variety of events and meetings. With a focus on the forefront of global challenges such as plant proteins, health technology, and climate neutral energy systems, the Center will bring together a mix of knowledge and visions.

The Science Center will collaborate with the surrounding ecosystem to create a dynamic space where companies and researchers can meet and exchange ideas with audiences.

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Daniel Fex
Team leader Business Development

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