Erik Brink, Sparbanksstiftelsen Skaraborg, Marie Andreasson, platschef SLU i Skara och Mats Wiktorsson, innovationsrådgivare SLU Holding. Foto: SLU/Anna-Karin Johnson.

SLU Skara och Sparbanken Skaraborg lanserar innovationspris

Ett innovationspris för hållbara forskningsprojekt till nytta för de gröna näringarna eller samhället i stort är nu skapat. Det är SLU, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, i Skara, SLU Holding och Sparbanken Skaraborg som står bakom priset.

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Plocka är årets Game Changer. Foto: Venture Cup

SLU students win Game changer of the year award

Axel Ljudén and Albin Nyström's app Plocka are the winners of Venture Cup business idea competition.

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Charlotte Emlind Vahul, Innovation advisor, Chalmers Innovationskontor. Photo: Johan Bodell

New ways of applying research

The IMP project focuses on creating the  best conditions for knowledge and results that are created at Swedish universities to have an impact in society. The aim is to give researchers different opportunities for applying their research. Sixteen universities, SISP and PRV are participating in the project.

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Guillermo Rehermann in th lab. Foto: SLU, Annamia Olvmyr

Flying agents - Award-winning researchers use hoverflies in new smart method

It is the harmless black and yellow-striped hoverfly that is the focus of Paul Becher and Guillermo Rehermann's research. They see a new and expanded role for the hoverfly to solve three major challenges in crop production. Their discovery won them first prize when SLU Alnarp and Sparbanken Skåne's Innovation Prize was awarded this year for the first time.

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Axel Ljudén och Albin Nyström skapare av svampappen Plocka. Foto: Venture Cup Nord

Gathering berries and mushrooms with award-winning app

Axel Ljudén and Albin Nyström are studying to become certified foresters and are this year’s winners in Venture Cup Nord’s regional finals. In the autumn, the award-winning business concept will continue to compete in the autumn national finals, but the beta version of their new app has already undergone beta testing this summer with the help of validation funds from SLU Holding.

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ThermoSeed – Innovative seed-treatment technology from SLU established in Switzerland

ThermoSeed Global AB, a company in which Lantmännen is the principal owner, can now look forward to long-term collaboration with the Swiss agricultural cooperative Fenaco. After evaluation and following development of the ThermoSeed process in several countries, Fenaco has purchased a seed-treatment machine.

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Christina Kusoffsky Hillesöy, Göran Lundwall och Birgitta Wikmark Carlsson – nya styrelseledamöter i SLU Holding

Christina Kusoffsky Hillesöy, Göran Lundwall and Birgitta Wikmark Carlsson – new board members for SLU Holding

SLU Holding is now broadening its expertise on the Board of Directors with three new members, Christina Kusoffsky Hillesöy, Göran Lundwall and Birgitta Wikmark Carlsson. With broad experience from business, fund management and academia, all three are exciting additions to the board.

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Havredals mål mål är att inom fem år bidra till en väsentlig minskning av Sveriges CO2-utsläpp genom att få fler att välja växtbaserat . Foto: ©Havredals

New healthier foods – SLU Holding invests in Havredals

Havredals has its sights set on the future and develops healthy, plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products. SLU Holding AB is now investing in the company.

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Vice-Chancellor Maria Knutson Wedel. Photo: Sara Arons

Dynamic drive and competence contribute to a sustainable society

For Vice-Chancellor Maria Knutson Wedel, it is important to offer students world-class research-based teaching. Equally important is the university's ability to utilise research results that can advance society. An area in which the Vice-Chancellor wants to see increased cooperation with important partners such as SLU Holding and Green Innovation Park.

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Patric Karlsson, UIC Photo: Private

UIC - one of the world's most successful business incubators

One of the world's most successful business incubators is UIC, Uppsala Innovation Centre. SLU Holding is a partner in the incubator that provides support to researchers who want to take their ideas further. Support that several SLU researchers have used and that Patric Karlsson, new program manager at UIC, hopes more will test.

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New digital remote tool for farms

Victor Håkansson is an agricultural technologist from SLU Alnarp and founder of the IT start-up company Green Adviser – which has developed a digital remote tool for agricultural advisers. The business idea was born, took off and grew during his years at university. The service is now being launched and Victor is back in Alnarp, sharing in operation of VentureLab@SLU at SLU Holding.

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Time for innovative solutions – apply for funding to bring your idea to fruition.

Right now, we are facing new challenges all round the world. By combining our forces, we can work for a sustainable future. Through our validation funding, you can apply for financing to make practical use of your idea or research findings.

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Prototype 2030 - play your way to new knowledge about climate-smart choices

Within Prototype 2030, researchers from SLU and the University of Skövde collaborate with SLU Holding to take a common approach to current issues related to food, the environment and climate.

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Green Innovation Park – when the aim is sustainable development

Green Innovation Park brings together innovators, exciting start-ups, academia and established companies that share the same challenge - to develop new knowledge, innovations, products and services for a sustainable future.

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SLU Alnarps and Sparbanken Skåne Innovation Award 2020

In association with Sparbanken Skåne, SLU Alnarp this year awards ideas that carries the potential to change the green industry. The awards, worth a total of SEK 150,000 (one of 100,000 and two “growth awards” of 25,000) are personal and awarded with the goal of contributing to an innovation-promoting culture and enable more of the university’s overall knowledge to be utilized in groundbreaking innovations for both the industry and our society.

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SLU Holding investerar i SciIns. Foto: Göran Ekeberg/Addlight

Eat crickets? Absolutely! SLU Holding invests in SciIns AB

SciIns breeds house crickets that are guaranteed to be free of densoviruses and other parasites. Properties that are strongly expected to contribute to increase the profitability of those who breed crickets for food and livestock production. SLU Holding is investing in the company, which we believe has a unique offering in a rapidly growing global market.

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Maria Klintenäs - Senior Innovation & Business Advisor. Photo: Göran Ekeberg/Addlight

New challenges call for collaboration

Maria Klintenäs is a business and innovation adviser at SLU Holding. Her remit is to contribute to the startup of new research-based companies – a remit that involves progressing expertise, ideas, services and solutions that can provide a more sustainable level of food production and can combat climate change.

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With a passion for ideas that can solve climate issues

Mats Wiktorsson is a business and innovation advisor at SLU Holding. He has extensive experience in marketing and business development and is passionate about climate issues - this is a global challenge that researchers at SLU can contribute to with knowledge that helps to achieve the UN sustainability goals. The work that Mats and his colleagues at SLU Holding are particularly engaged in is the finding of ways to build on the results of research.

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Focus on The Digital Animal

Digital technology has been used for several years in the agricultural sector. The development is fast and from initially being used in ventilation, feeding and animal environments, the technology is now entering the animals via microchips and sensors.

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VentureLab@SLU - Announcing the winners of this year’s summer scholarship!

After much time and deliberation, we’ve selected our winners of VentureLab’s summer scholarship. The competition was fierce, and all submissions were good – huge shoutout to everyone who applied!
This scholarship was sponsored by @SLU Holding, meant to award two projects 10.000 SEK each to experiment with and develop an idea over the summer.

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Balsgård - new investment in innovative beverages

At Balsgård in northwestern Skåne, SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) has a plant-breeding business with an emphasis on fruit and berries. Aroma, Katja, Fredrik and Rödluvan are four apple varieties developed here. The past ten years have also seen exciting development work in the field of innovative beverages – operations that as from the beginning of the year have been run and financed by a new main owner from the business sector with SLU Holding and HKR Holding as partners.

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The Plant Protein Factory – new green raw-material supplier

In the Plant Protein Factory the aim is to become a raw-material supplier of plant proteins. The first stage involves extracting proteins from plant tops, plant parts and other green plant material that is not currently used but remains in the fields after the harvest. The technology exists. The challenge is to scale up and develop the process – and make it profitable.

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VentureLab@SLU – catalyst for green innovations

With a focus on innovations in the green industries and exciting transdisciplinary collaborations, VentureLab@SLU creates prerequisites for students wishing to start their own companies or develop their own businesses and ideas whilst still studying.

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SLU Holding investing in Leafymade. © 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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