LockDown Innovation is a Swedish product company based in Stockholm. Founded in 2020 by long time friends Folger Forsén, Carl-Johan Nilsson, Douglas Hellström, Filip Mälberg and Daniel Hallin. Folger who ran a windsurfing and snowboard career stumbled upon the issue of not being able to leave his valuables unattended when going out surfing around the world and wanted a change. The idea of solving this issue arisen after long discussions with his friends during the studies at The Royal Institute of Technology. Now, inspired by world wide travels, cutting edge materials and Swedish innovations they have created ultimate solution.
The product, LockDown, is currently under development. There are several potential solutions to this problem and we are working hard to validate which of the different concepts that would be the ultimate solution. However, either way we end up going, we are confident that our solution will make a large impact on how people visit the beach.
The Inspiring Team
With a previous professional surfing and snowboard career and extensive experience as a business consultant at a major global IT company, Folger has an analytical mindset and is a problem-solver. Through hands-on experiences, project exposure and the academic background in industrial engineering and management, he has overcome a technology and project management foundation.
Academic background in Innovation Management and currently working as an strategy consultant within retail management. Strong knowledge of designing customer journeys and mapping customer needs. Experience from building up an e-commerce platform for an established fashion & sport brand.
Currently working as Product Development Manager at Swedish MedTech company. Extensive experience within CAD-systems, additive manufacturing, material technology, and product design obtained from my academic background, personal interest and previous entrepreneurial endeavours.
Academic background in economics and engineering. Daniel is responsible for economic related questions and topics thanks to his educational background and previous experience from entrepreneurial commitments through self-employment.
Behind The Name
During Covid-19 times it feels a bit ironic to name a company LockDown. We have all been struggling during these times, stuck in our homes, creating a lot of spare time. Therefore, instead of travelling, Folger together with a group of his friends that have been discussing this idea for many years, decided to spend this time to finally tackle the problem. The word ‘lockdown’ from the pandemic therefore inspired us to develop the idea of securing valuables on the beach where the beach bag will be locked down into the sand.