Wallenberg Launchpad (WALP)


Through the Wallenberg Launch Pad (WALP) researchers are offered support in exploring and validating what impact their idea could make in industry or in society.

Supporting Research Validation

Through the Wallenberg Launch Pad (WALP) researchers are offered support in exploring and validating what impact their idea could make in industry or in society. To be eligible to apply, the researcher must be active in the areas of AI, Autonomous Systems and Software, Quantum Technologies or Data Driven Life Science, and be financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Foundation.

The WALP program consists of two phases. The first phase aims to clarify, describe, define and verify the idea and is centered around personalized innovation coaching. Formulating a strong project pitch is the goal here. After a successful pitch presentation to the WALP Team, phase 2 is initiated and researchers can be eligible for research validation grant from the KAW foundation. If granted, the journey of a Research Validation Project is initiated.

All funding in WALP Phase 2 are handled through the university and are a non-conditional innovation support.

The WALP Organization

WALP is run by Sara Mazur, Sandor Albrecht​ and Pontus De Laval​. They all have a long experience working with technology research in the forefront and have a broad network in both academia and industry.

Contact

Are you a researcher in WACQT or with other funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and want to know more about WALP? Please contact the WALP team: walp@kaw.se​

Page manager Published: Thu 04 Feb 2021.