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Erik Holmström - Nanosuit

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Erik Holmström - Nanosuit #1

 

Describe the idea:

Today’s wetsuits are based on neoprene which is produced from raw oil. In addition to this these wetsuits are often bulky and restrict the wearer’s movements. We offer a new kind of wetsuit where we replace the neoprene with a green nanomaterial improving flexibility as well as reducing the environmental impact.

 

Who are you? Previous education/jobs/ experiences etc.

I am a former supermarket clerk who likes to code, play squash and ski off-piste. Besides this business venture I am pursuing my fifth year of Engineering Nanoscience at LTH with a specialization in materials science. Prior to Nanosuit I’ve been a Team Leader of Premises at ARKAD, which is the biggest carrier fair in Sweden, where I learnt a lot of about leadership.

 

What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time?

Our first goal is to come up with a prototype to be able to perform measurements and with these results determine the optimal structure. Lastly, we aim to create a website where we provide necessary information about the project.

 

What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs? 

Since both of us in the team received a scholarship we can fully dedicate ourselves this summer to materialize this idea. I have high expectations of what we can achieve during these months. Our main objective is to obtain quantitative information to compare our model with the current neoprene wetsuits.


 

Leapfrogs Working Group
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Box 117, 221 00 Lund

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