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When Khaled Ahmad and Mirza Cenanovic did their degree project (which they won a scholarship for) at Husqvarna AB, they experienced that it was sometimes difficult to find someone who could help them when they ran into problems that needed expertise.
"We realised that there was a need for excellence in areas that were unfamiliar to us," says Mirza Cenanovic.
Their business concept is, with the help of mathematics, to help companies predict how their products react under stress. This method, which has long been used in the automotive and aerospace industry, is called finite element method (FEM) and is where the company gets its name.
"With the aid of mathematics, we can describe everything that is around us. For those wishing to remain in the industry, these calculations are a competitive tool, something that big businesses are well aware of today," says Bertil Nilsson, who has 35 years experience in applied mathematics within industry and academia.
"Just do it! Check out the market, and if there seems to be a demand; go for it. The actual business idea may however, emerge during the education. There are actually a couple of courses where you learn to identify needs and demands. It all starts with a user, which is the starting point," says Mirza Cenanovic.
After the pre-incubator time, it is possible to apply for the incubator at the Science Park Halmstad. There you will receive help such as business coaching among other things, to establish the company on the market for up to 24 months. In conjunction with the Science Park Halmstad, there is a business hotel for those wishing to remain in the environment after their time in the incubator. Science Park Halmstad is jointly owned by Halmstad University and the Municipality of Halmstad.