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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AB Svenska Stjärnor, founded by SLU Holding and five other Swedish university holding companies, announces that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the newly established investment fund Eir Ventures.

Svenska Stjärnor partners with the new investment fund Eir Ventures

AB Svenska Stjärnor, founded by SLU Holding and five other Swedish university holding companies, announces that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the newly established investment fund Eir Ventures. The partners aim to provide start-up companies with seed financing through a special investment vehicle within the fund.

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Micro-level food innovations

Professor Maud Langton´s research is focused on micro solutions for global challanges. This will be achieved through new knowledge about the significance of microstructures for new foods and important partnerships with entrepreneurs and industry.

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Magnus Rudolfsson. Photo: Andreas Palmér

New method reduces energy consumption in high-quality pellets production

At SLU in Umeå a group of researchers have developed a new way of introducing steam in fuel-pellet production. This is a new, patented method that radically reduces energy consumption during pelleting, whilst retaining the finished product’s quality.

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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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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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Elin Röös. Photo: Christer Frånlund

Elin Röös – researcher focusing on sustainable food production, with a desire to see her research come to use

Elin Röös is researching sustainable food production and land use at SLU. Contributing current knowledge on the environmental impact of food, clarifying concepts and finding answers to difficult questions are what drive her. She is inspired by people who have the courage to speak the truth and are passionate about research coming to good use. Decisions must be based on knowledge; not half-truths or myths.

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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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Reduced food waste with new measuring tool

Mattias Eriksson’s research focuses on how the food system can become more sustainable through reduced food waste. Even if it is not a technical problem but rather a matter of overconsumption at its base, Matthias’ hope is to use a new technical solution to provide commercial kitchens and restaurants with a tool which can effectively reduce food waste. But more will be needed. The problem of food waste requires political leadership and a real willingness to resolve the issue.

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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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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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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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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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Mats Söderström. Photo: Kristin Piikki

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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