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Partners and donations

Axis Communications (new tab) an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations and is a driving force behind the ongoing shift from analogue to digital video surveillance.

Canon (new tab) is a global company that delivers the latest imaging technology and operates in various markets such as business solutions, broadcast, medical systems and industrial products.

Canon donated SEK 2 million to the science centre for school children and the general public at Lund University – Vattenhallen. The contribution will be used for the interior design of an entire new floor with space for an experience room for small children, a chemistry lab, a computer room for learning programming among other things, a conference room, and a staff room.
Lund University, Newsroom, 2015-06-16.

Danone S.A. (new tab) - a dairy company operating in more than 120 countries. 

ELLIIT - Excellence Center at Linköping-Lund in Information Technology (new tab) -  a platform for basic and applied research in information technology seen from a broad perspective.

Through the ELLIIT Gender call, Vattenhallen was granted funding in 2021 to complete our exhibition on AI. The grant was used to put special focus on the ethical issues that research in AI faces.

ESS (European Spallation Source) (new tab) is a multi-disciplinary research centre based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. ESS is a European project with, at present, 17 partner countries, and with Sweden and Denmark as host nations.

Kraftringen - (new tab, in Swedish) an energy company with the ambition to lead the development of future energy – “Energy for future generations".

Lindab Ventilations AB - (new tab, to Swedish website) a leading ventilation company in Europe, offering solutions for energy-efficient ventilation and a healthy indoor climate.

Lunds kommun (new tab) - Lund - City of ideas  

Lund University and the City of Helsingborg (new tab) want to work together for the continued development of the business at Campus Helsingborg. The development shall include education as well as research and continuously strengthening collaboration between business and society.

Lund University | Faculty of Medicine (new tab), in close cooperation with agents within public healthcare and medicine, contributes to increasing knowledge of high relevance to human health. This is done through education and research of the highest quality in cooperation with wider society.

MAX IV Laboratory (MAX-lab) (new tab) is a national laboratory hosted by Lund University. It operates accelerators producing x-rays of very high intensity and quality. Almost 1000 scientists per year come to the lab and use the x-rays for scientific research making the invisible visibel.

Woody Bygghandel (new tab) is the construction trade with a conscious focus on quality, services and logistics. They support associations and organizations that work with some form of child/youth activities.

Probi (new tab) develops probiotics used in both Functional Food and Consumer Healthcare. 

Region Skåne (new tab) are responsible for the health care in Skåne as well as for the development of business, communications, culture and cooperation with other regions, in-  and outside Sweden. 


Sida is Sweden's development assistance authority. Through cooperation with civil society, authorities, and companies, they work for sustainable development, and create conditions for people living in poverty and oppression to change their lives.

Vattenhallen Science Center has received a grant to:

  • Build a mission wheel that provides suggestions for challenges linked to the Global Goals, such as "Take a day without disposable plastic packaging".
  • Opportunity to build your own Flea, (the classic, simple bay flea), where the visitors themself formulates challenges that are written under the various tabs.

A well-thought-out, simple, and visual communication initiative that makes the goals concrete and calls for change. It attracts primarily children but should be able to involve the whole family. It is good that the activity is carried out in an existing arena that reaches many visitors at Malmö festival.

Sida has also contributed to the purchase of:

  • A digital globe (a so-called iGlobe) that visualizes data as moving images on a spherical monitor. With an iGlobe, knowledge and understanding of various connections linked to Global goals can increase. The iGlobe can, for example, show ice and sea level changes, current carbon dioxide content and disease distribution. 

Superb combination of the latest technology and global development issues. The technology can attract people who otherwise would not have sought this type of information. It is good that they show how individuals can act, influence, and become involved in the Global Goals, and that in the "spirit of Hans Rosling" they also show that much become better. 
Sida, 2018

Sparbanken Skåne - (new tab, in Swedish) a modern regional bank with its roots firmly anchored in Swedish savings bank history. 78% of the bank is owned by the foundations of Sparbanken Skåne, which uses large parts of the dividend to safeguard local development.

A day in Vattenhallen (new tab, in Swedish) - pupils in school year 8 of compulsory school, in Skåne, have the opportunity to experience something out of the ordinary when Sparbanken Skåne, in cooperation with its foundations, invites to a science day in Vattenhallen. The offer is free of charge and is aimed at pupils in Eslöv, Hässleholm, Hörby, Höör, Kristianstad, Kävlinge, Lund, Osby, Simrishamn, Sjöbo, Staffanstorp, Svalöv, Tomelilla, Ystad and Östra Göinge.

Sparbanksstiftelsen Färs & Frosta, (new tab, in Swedish). Savings Bank Foundation is one of the owners of Sparbanken Skåne. They implement initiatives that promote positive social development and stimulate increased growth in their area of activity.

Positiva Projekt (new tab, in Swedish) Positive Project gave schools the opportunity to get help with funding for activities that involve something positive and stimulating for the students. In autumn 2013, 69 different school projects in Skåne was awarded funding, among other projects, to visit Vattenhallen.

Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn (new tab, in Swedish), one of the owners of Sparbanken Skåne. They distribute grants to various projects that contribute to the region's development - "Together we create value".

Sparbanksstiftelsen 1826, (new tab, in Swedish) one of the owners of Sparbanken Skåne. They awards grants to projects that contribute to the region's development - "Together we give back".

Sparbanksstiftelsen Skåne (new tab, in Swedish), supports local projects in the following region's in Skåne: Trelleborg, Vellinge, Malmö, Burlöv, Svedala, Lomma, Landskrona, Helsingborg, Bjuv, Perstorp, Klippan.

Stiftelsen Gripen (new tab, in Swedish), contributes to the development of the area and creates added value for its inhabitants.

Swedbank (new tab, in Swedish) are engaged in social issues that concern, among other things, education, youth unemployment and startup companies. Positive development within these areas is important for societal development and thus the business of the bank.

The Sten K Johnsson Foundation donated SEK 100,000 to "Edutainment - A playful learning experience for the youngest (new tab)

At the end of the project, the goal is to have developed a holistic experience for the visitors at Vattenhallen in the Brain Room, where the existing interactive and tactile learning elements are developed and deepened through the new elements. A complete educational program with song and dance, based on current science about the brain and the senses is consolidated by the families being able to participate and take the lessons home after the visit to continue the learning process.
Sten K Johnsson Foundation, 2020.

Vattenfall (new tab) is a generator of electricity and heat from wind, nuclear, natural gas, biomass, coal and water. 

Vattenfall is a generator of electricity and heat from wind, nuclear, natural gas, biomass, coal and water. 

  • Accus
  • Akademiska hus
  • Alfa Laval
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Awapatent 
  • Brüel & Kjær A/S
  • Byggföretagen
  • De Lekande Barnens Fond
  • Functional Food Science Centre, LU
  • Fysiska institutionen, LU 
  • Gastrokliniken, Skånes universitetssjukhus, Malmö 
  • Grace S. Sandbloms fond
  • Hardford 
  • AB Henry Eriksson 
  • IKEA
  • Informationsteknik 
  • Institutionen för Biomedicinsk teknik, LTH 
  • Institutionen för Livsmedelsteknik, LTH
  • Instrumenta AB 
  • IT/MT service, Skånes universitetssjukhus, Lund
  • KARL STORZ Endoskop Sverige AB  
  • Kinnarps Interior
  • Levande interiör 
  • Lunds Kommuns Fastighetsbolag (LKF)
  • Medicinsk strålningsfysik, Skånes universitetssjukhus, Lund
  • Medicon Village
  • MultiQ
  • PEAB
  • Perstorp
  • Plastmekano
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Procurator Textiles
  • Programledningarna för CDE-programmen vid LTH
  • Ringströms Plåt & Maskinteknik
  • Skanska
  • Skyddsprodukter i Sverige AB
  • SMHI
  • Studentlitteratur
  • Sveriges Ingenjörer
  • Sydvatten
  • Sysav
  • Swep
  • Taiga AB
  • Tetra Pak
  • Trelleborg AB
  • Tremateknik AB
  • VASyd
  • XXXLutz

Funds and donations in major projects and collaborations

  • 2020 - 2021
    On behalf of the National Agency for Education, Vattenhallen Science Center offered a workshop series with introduction and guidance in programming. Training was given for school staff, in Scratch, Python or Micro: bit.
  • 2016 - 2020
    Interreg Öresund-Kattegatt-Skagerrak an European Regional Development Fund
    As a sub-project within the EU's Interreg project for the Öresund region, a large Danish-Swedish project called Smart Cities Accelerator was funded.

  • 2019 - 2020
    The Swedish Space Agency, the National Agency for Education and Elliit (Excellence Center at Linköping - Lund in Information Technology)
     has funded "LU Environmental Data Programming" - a collaborative project with the Swedish Science Centers, the Navet Science Center and the Universeum Science Center.
  • 2018
    The Swedish Research Council
      (new tab) has granted funding for programming exercises with climate data where we are co-applicants together with ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) and the Department of Natural Geography and Ecosystem Science (INES).

De Lekande barnens fond 
Vattenhallen Science Centre has been awarded a grant of 17,000 kronor from De Lekande Barnens fond. The grant will be used to provide children with an opportunity to participate in Technology Summer School 2014.

De Lekande Barnens Fond is managed by the Swedbank Foundations Service, 2013-10-29

Ångpanneföreningens forskningsstiftelsepris 2011
Ångpanneföreningen’s Foundation for Research and Development.
In 2011, Monica Almqvist, associate professor of electrical measurement technology, received the ÅForsk Knowledge Prize with the motivation "For successful spread of knowledge".

Page Manager: Vattenhallen Science Center | 2021-06-04