• Prize-winning SLU research produces more rice – with less impact on climate

    Prize-winning SLU research produces more rice – with less impact on climate

    A new, more climate-friendly rice produces higher yields while lowering greenhouse gas emissions from rice paddies. The rice can also thrive in a warmer climate. Associate professor Chuanxin Sun and his research team at SLU are behind the award-winning research that led to this climate rice.

    “If this rice were to be grown globally, it could potentially mean food for 200 million more people, while reducing the carbon footprint by a corresponding 120 million cars,” Sun explains.

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  • Meet Mats Söderström – researcher with a satellite perspective on environmentally friendlier cultivation

    Meet Mats Söderström – researcher with a satellite perspective on environmentally friendlier cultivation

    Mats Söderström, associate professor at the Department for Land and Environment at SLU in Skara, is the researcher behind CropSAT®. A digital service for precision cultivation that provides conditions for better harvests and less environmental impact. We interviewed Mats about his innovation journey on a sunny day in Skara.

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  • SLU Holding investing in Leafymade

    SLU Holding investing in Leafymade

    The driving force for Leafymade AB is the development of sustainable materials that can replace plastics and paper in disposable products. With its investment, SLU Holding is providing the company both with important capital and opportunities for new knowledge through collaboration with researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

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What market potential do your research results have? How to consider existing agreements and patents? With our services Sustainable business development, Surveying the market, Patents & agreements and Funding we support you all the way from research concept through to innovation

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Our portfolio companies

SLU's research ranges from the big to the small – from climate change and rural development through to functional genomics? and biotechnology. Through us at SLU Holding many innovations and start-ups develop. A large proportion of the research results can quickly be applied to solutions sought after by the market. We currently have one portfolio company, for example, that is working on a new type of fat molecule that can reduce obesity, another that is working on garden environments in order to reduce stress and a third that is providing resorbable implants for veterinary surgery.

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