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ABOUT US

Constant Innovation AB is a privately held investment company & early stage think tank / pre-incubator that is owned and run by siblings Deborah B Lygonis and Donnie SC Lygonis.

With 20+ years in concept and business development, and having started a number of projects and companies, Constant Innovation can be considered to be one of the most active early stage investors in the Nordic region.

If you have a good idea you want to see realized, or if you want to help good ideas become realized, get in touch!

Our main areas of interest are:

Digital healthcare and digital fitness

Digital games and entertainment

Nutrition

THE TEAM

Deborah Lygonis

Executive Chairwoman, CEO

CEO Friendbase, Executive chairwoman at Validicity,
Refind Technologies, Craft Animations AB, Great Clarity AB.
Business Developer & Professional Speaker.

    Donnie SC Lygonis

    Chief Creator

    Chief Creator, Concept Developer and Professional Speaker

      OUR CASES

      Project Name:

      Spåna.com

      Start :
      2010-02-25
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      Donnie started exploring online idea management back in 2000, when working at a large IT company and wanted to find ways of harnessing the joint competence of all the employees (600 people in 8 offices in 4 countries).

      The first version was called The Balthazar Machine (for all of you who remember that old TV program)

      After that we followed the development of the idea management industry during the 00-ies and getting frustrated over the tools becoming way to expensive and used by management consultants as a way to make even more money. It should after all be the other way around, idea management and innovation should empower companies, not hamper them.

      So we decided to democratize idea management in 2010, we wanted to create an affordable and simple yet powerful tool and release it as a plugin for Wordpress and Joomla.

      Eight years and six iterations later we are still playing around with it!

      check out <a href="http://xn--spna-roa.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Spåna.com</a> and give it a spin.

      Feedback and comments are most welcome!

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      Spåna.com

      Spåna.com

      2010-02-25
      Project Name:

      Future Fitness Lab

      Start :
      2017-06-01
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      The Future Fitness Lab was (is) the world’s first event dedicated solely to VR-fitness. The event was first organized as a part of Fitnessfestivalen (www.fitnessfestivalen.se ) – northern Europe’s largest fitness exhibition in December 2017.

      Currently a platform for stakeholders in the fitness business to meet and interact regarding advanced digital solutions for training and health.

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      Future Fitness Lab

      Future Fitness Lab

      2017-06-01
      Project Name:

      Blackwing

      Start :
      2012-10
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      We first came in touch with the people behind Blackwing back in 2012 when we had an idea for revolutionizing the transport industry. Today Blackwing is one of the best aircraft designs in the world, hand built in the south of Sweden and delivering commercial aircraft since 2018.

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      Blackwing

      Blackwing

      2012-10
      Project Name:

      The Bronson Project

      Start :
      2014-01
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      Online gym training program.

      Originally developed as an inspirational online training program for people that  already train and already know their way around the gym, we were surprised to see so  many beginners signing up for our "hard core gym training program".

      The program is 12 weeks long over three phases. Choose between three levels; training, training + nutrition, training + nutrition + active coaching.

      Programs start on set dates, once per month, to maximize the community, peer-motivational effect.

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      The Bronson Project

      The Bronson Project

      2014-01
      Project Name:

      Validicity

      Start :
      March 2018
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      Validicity is a blockchain solution developed in collaboration with the anti-doping industry to create a secure chain of custody solution.

      We aim to maintain the integrity of global doping control programs and improve the security of the collection, transport and processing of the doping control samples, enabling sportsmanship and equality among athletes and other professionals all over the world.

      We are a unique mix of tech (IT, big data, block chain) with representatives from academia and leading professional industrial designers combined with solid experience and market knowledge in Professor Arne Ljungqvists Anti-Doping Foundation (Dr Ljungqvist is former vice president of WADA and an IOC member) .

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      Validicity

      Validicity

      March 2018
      Project Name:

      Playdo / Migoland

      Start :
      2005
      End/Exit :
      2008
      Summary:

      Based on the work done by Andreas Rehnberg back in -99 during the web era, we got together in late 2005 and started work on what became Playdo,com in August 2007. In January 2008 we brought in Miniclip as part owners and then decided to focus on the avatar chat only which pivoted into Spineworld.com in April 2008.

      Called "a possible Swedish Youtube" by business press, the platform peaked at just over 4 000 000 members but hit the wall in the 2008 financial crisis when all the investors pulled out over night. The platform went through one more name change to Migoland.com and shut down in 2012.

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      Playdo / Migoland

      Playdo / Migoland

      2005
      Project Name:

      Entrepreneurs Without Borders

      Start :
      2016
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      Entrepreneurs Without Borders is non-profit organisation started by Donnie & Deborah in 2016. It is based on an old idea from 2011 of a globally connected network of innovation offices that help local entrepreneurs progress from idea to reality, sharing ideas across and with the world. Offices staffed by people that want to work with all things that are needed to help entrepreneurs forward; business development, legal councils, patent engineers, team mentors etc. so instead of going out on a mission as a nurse or doctor to Doctors Without Borders, you can go on a mission as a business developer to Entrepreneurs Without Borders.

      Until there are physical offices in place(es), we are working with local incubators and co-working spaces, helping them offer qualified services and help to local entrepreneurs.

      If you want to join us in creating positive global impact, send an email to info@ewb.world.

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      Entrepreneurs Without Borders

      Entrepreneurs Without Borders

      2016
      Project Name:

      Lohilo High Protein Ice Cream

      Start :
      2013-08-01
      End/Exit :
      2015-08-31
      Summary:

      We spent a couple of years being frustrated about the lack of good alternatives in healthy ice cream, so in the end we decided to create our own brand - Lohilo (LOw sugar, HIgh protein, LOw fat)

      We developed Lohilo High Protein Ice Cream together with Swedish ice cream producers Alvestaglass and created Sweden's first ice cream for people who live an active life style and/or care about what they eat.

      We released the product in June 2014 and then started distributing to shops in September -14 and reached national coverage with over 600 stores by Christmas 2014.

      LOHILO High Protein Ice cream has almost no added sugar, is very low on fat but is packed with high quality protein.

      We exited the company successfully to Alvestaglass in August 2015.

      See explainer <a href="https://youtu.be/mLMTqXLJb8U" target="_blank">video here</a>

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      Lohilo High Protein Ice Cream

      Lohilo High Protein Ice Cream

      2013-08-01
      Project Name:

      Friendbase

      Start :
      2013-03-01
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      Friendbase was (and in some ways still is) the worlds first truly cross-platform virtual world chat service, where cell phone users seamlessly interact with computer users in real time. It's a place for young people to meet and hang out with old and new friends, play games, cultivate pets, design and furnish their own apartments and much more.

      Released late 2013, the service is now (2019) moving towards becoming a safe and fun place for young teenagers, utilizing AI and behavioral design.

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      Friendbase

      Friendbase

      2013-03-01
      Project Name:

      Great Clarity

      Start :
      2012-09-01
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      Originally started as a consulting company focused on digital strategies, we pivoted early 2014 and reshaped the company to work with E-health and E-fitness.

      We talk regularly on digital fitness and digital health, some talks and events where we frequently talk or host are:

      <a href="http://www.myihealth.se/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MyiHealth</a>

      <a href="http://www.fitnessfestivalen.se/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fitnessfestivalen</a>

      <a href="http://www.futurefitnesslab.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Future Fitness Lab</a>

      We also run two online fitness sites in Sweden, one white label and one branded one; <a href="http://thefitnessinternet.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Fitness Internet </a>&amp; <a href="http://thebronsonproject.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Bronson Project</a>, and <a href="http://www.Swefit.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Swefit </a> aimed at the US.

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      Great Clarity

      Great Clarity

      2012-09-01
      Project Name:

      Emanuel Andrén Gastronomy

      Start :
      2011-03-01
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      Founded in 1868 and still run by the same family, Emanuel Andrén produce some of the best pralines and chocolates in the world. We came on board to help grow the company and expand the brand, and since 2010 we have opened up the US market, got distribution nationally in Sweden as well as getting some new high profile deals in.

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      Emanuel Andrén Gastronomy

      Emanuel Andrén Gastronomy

      2011-03-01
      Project Name:

      Craft Animations

      Start :
      2005-12-01
      End/Exit :
      ongoing
      Summary:

      Founded in 2005 and based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Craft Animations™ AB is now a leading developer of new era professional real-time 3D animation technology, Craft Director Tools™.

      Based on cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence and autonomous control systems, Craft Director Tools simulate the complex physical behavior of cameras and 3D vehicles such as helicopters, cars, airplanes, boats and motorcyles .

      Utilized by high-profile companies world-wide such as Ubisoft, Pixar, Digital Domain, Lockheed Martin, Nasa, Digital Dimension and Toyota; Craft Director Tools streamline production, enhance realism and increase creativity for users in the visual effects, game development, forensic reconstruction and architectural design industries.

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      Craft Animations

      Craft Animations

      2005-12-01
      Project Name:

      The Fitness Internet

      Start :
      2011-12-01
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      Started back in 2011 as PT of the Month, iterated into Morgonpasset.com and then in early 2014 changed to The Fitness Internet.

      Today a white label solution for online training and nutrition, working with brands such as Twiik and Weight Watchers.

       

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      The Fitness Internet

      The Fitness Internet

      2011-12-01
      Project Name:

      Refind Techologies

      Start :
      2014-04-10
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      Cleantech at its best. Refind Technologies provides systems for grading and sorting of used products. The systems, based on advanced artificial intelligence, enable producers, retailers and recyclers to squeeze out as much value as possible from used and returned electronics, batteries, lamps and other complex products that otherwise would have been dumped or treated inefficiently.

      Take the OBS 600 as an example. The OBS 600 is the world’s only automatic sorter for waste portable batteries. The system is a complete identification and sorting system for all cylindrical and 9V batteries with a  total capacity of more than 600 kg (1200 lbs) per hour.

      The system enables collectors and recyclers to efficiently sort mixed streams of batteries into separate material fractions with minimal labor and expertise required.

      Using vision technology the system does not only recognize the different chemistries. It also collects data that tells the relative share of the recycling stream for each brand and manufacturer.

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      Refind Techologies

      Refind Techologies

      2014-04-10
      Project Name:

      Swefit

      Start :
      2015-12-01
      End/Exit :
      Ongoing
      Summary:

      After being in the fitness industry for over 20 years and always with a holistic approach to fitness, health and well-being, we found ourselves having a lot of constructive ideas on how training, nutrition, clothing and supplements could and should interact.

      So what other way then than to start our own brand, and try to offer the world our point of views packaged in a new breed of brand.

      We are basing Swefit on our Nordic heritage which is full of open seas and wild nature, hard work, persistence, focus and an go-getter explorer attitude.

      Aimed at the US market.

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      Swefit

      Swefit

      2015-12-01
      Project Name:

      Romelix Interactive

      Start :
      1995-08-01
      End/Exit :
      1999-10-01
      URL :
      Summary:

      A game publisher we started in 1995 and ran in the golden era of multimedia. We worked with some great companies in the industry like BBC, Ubisoft, Yellowdog and Village Roadshow, and got to work with characters like Wallace & Gromit,  Rayman and Blinky Bill. The company was divided into two divisions and then sold in 1999, the publishing joined Norwegian publisher Pinjata and the production unit joined Reference Interactive.

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      Romelix Interactive

      Romelix Interactive

      1995-08-01
      Project Name:

      Micromarketing

      Start :
      1999-01-01
      End/Exit :
      2012-10-01
      URL :
      Summary:

      We started MMAB in 1999 to work with what we saw was going to become one of the big commodities back then - downloadable mobile content. From there we iterated the product, but stayed with mobile services all the way until 2013 when we closed down. The company saw the shift from CD to digitally downloaded music, we worked with all the major record labels and developed a large number of before-their-time services that today seem obvious, but back then were just strange and nerdy. Other things we started and experimented with was an online music service for downloading and streaming, a media jukebox for SD media cards (pre-online streaming) and a media solution for retail in-store screen content.

      Rewarded for innovation and creativity, we ran +100 campaigns in retail, offering  downloads and digital extensions to physical products.

      We created the brand Mobicodes that went from pre-paid mobile content cards (2001) to a full-fledged ticketing solution in 2010 with customers like The Stockholm Film Festival.

      The last big project we ran in MMAB was a mobile banking/remittance solution using NFC called Mobilbanken. It included a digital stamp card functionality, parent/child accounts, cross-border remittance and more.

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      Micromarketing

      Micromarketing

      1999-01-01

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      The Constant Innovation Podcast series that Donnie is recording whilst on his Fellowship in Silicon Valley

       

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      Skagens Fyrs väg 1A
      423 40 Torslanda
      Sweden

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