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Jakob Mattsson - Nanosuit


Jakob Mattsson - Nanosuit #1


Describe the idea:

Today wetsuits are generally made out of raw oil with the result of a heavy, thick and non-environmentally friendly “must have” for the watersport user. Introducing a new renewable material to the structure together with a completely unique design we believe we can create a thinner, more flexible suit with the same thermal properties.


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

My name is Jakob and I study the last year on engineering nanoscience at LTH. No matter work experience (academy/industry) I have come to the conclusion that I want to form my everyday life by working on my own ideas to find stimulation and flexibility. Together with Eric Holmström I have gotten the opportunity to combine my big interest in surfing with my educational knowledge.


What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time?
The goal is to completely determine the structure of the wetsuit and to construct a prototype suitable to perform different measurements on. Parallel we will develop a website to reach out to customers and to provide useful information.


What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs? 

The scholarship has given both time and money to push our idea forward and I have big expectations of what we can achieve this summer. With a possible cooperation with KEA in Copenhagen we look forward to create a prototype early in the summer to get results and parallel to this handle communication with costumers.


Leapfrogs Working Group
LU Innovation, Sölvegatan 16
Box 117, 221 00 Lund

info [at] leapfrogs [dot] se