New patent application from Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University is currently involved in a number of projects to support the development of business enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Professor Basim Al-Najjar, a researcher in the field of system economics, has received a grant of SEK 120,000 from the Vinnova organisation to finance the next stage in with a patent application. The idea behind the patent is to develop a system for maintenance.
Work with system development has been pursued for more than six years, both in the initial research phase and subsequently more tangibly in the form of a company start-up, www.e-maintenance.se. The system has been designated eMDSS, eMaintenance Decision Support System.
The company has received a number of awards in the context of promising ideas and potential growth companies. The company was awarded the title of Best Business Concept in the Swedish Venture Cup southern region competition in 2010 as well as being nominated for a SKAPA prize by the Expansiva network in Växjö in 2012. Business enterprise promoting organisations such as ALMI and Innovationsbron have also been involved with support for the project.