SLU Alnarp and Sparbanken Skåne Innovation Award 2023

Are you a Researcher, Student or Employee at SLU Alnarp and have an idea for a new product, service or method that can contribute to a more sustainable industry or society? Apply for the Innovation Award!

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A tasty degree project

Linn Tsang dreams of starting a company offering Swedish vegan ice cream made with protein from sweet lupin. She learned to extract protein during her degree project at SLU.

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Agneta Oskarsson och Johan Lundqvist, grundare BioCell Analytica

A new analysis technique for detecting health and environmentally-hazardous impurities in water - SLU Holding invests in BioCell Analytica

A new, unique measuring method from Sweden’s University of Agricultural Sciences has the capacity to both detect chemical impurities in the environment and measure the effects of known and health-hazardous substances. SLU has been following its work from the beginning and is now investing in the company BioCell Analytica AB, which aims to bring the method to a wider market.

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SLU Skara and Sparbanken Skaraborgs Innovation Award 2021

Have you, or someone you cooperate with, taken part in a research project together with SLU i Skara? If so it might be worth your while to continue reading these lines. SLU Skara and Sparbanken Skaraborg hereby announces an Innovation Award for sustainable research projects aiming to benefit the green sector or the society at large.

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Scam-free scampi!

Pär Svärdson, the entrepreneur who founded both Adlibris and Apotea, is investing in a sustainable fish-farming technology resulting from research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The first large-scale Swedish cultivation is being established at Östersjöfabriken in Västervik.

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With the new digital measuring tool, horse owners can film their horses themselves in order to be able to early detect and measure lameness.

Hope for lame horses - SLU Holding invests in Sleip AI

A new digital measuring tool makes it possible to detect lameness in horses earlier and implement the right measures more quickly. SLU Holding AB invests in Sleip AI AB and the company's work to develop new digital solutions for better animal health.

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SLU Holding AB investerar i Greensway Digital AB

Better eco-value assessments – SLU Holding invests in Greensway Digital

Greensway Digital AB has developed a digital solution for assessment of forests’ eco-value. The solution provides precise and user-friendly decision-making support ahead of sivicultural measures in the field of certified forestry.

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Award winning idea keep track of saplings

Researcher and entrepreneur Jonas Bohlin likes honing his own ideas and trying them out in various exciting projects. With the innovation TreePlanterXY he combines new technology with old methods, to meet the demand for information in the field of forestry.

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Arne Fjälling. Foto: Tommy Harnesk/Ny Teknik

Transmoro – safe fishway creates more electricity production

Arne Fjälling is a researcher and innovator whose biggest interest in life is fish and their behaviour. For ten years he has been working on finding a solution that allows fish to pass hydroelectric power plants without any risk. The technical solution is a closed bidirectional Archimedes screw.

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Bättre djurvälfärd med ny digital mätteknik

Better animal welfare with new digital measurement technology

For SLU researchers Marie Rhodin and Elin Hernlund, the aim is to expand their world-leading research group in orthopedics and biomechanics and create more digital tools that reach out to society. Research and technology are already in place to develop the first digital tool and start a commercial collaboration. A development phase where the collaboration with SLU Holding is important, provides security and sends an important signal according to the two researchers.

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 Mariette Andersson and her colleagues are world leaders in their area of research. Since 2014, the research group has successfully developed the new Nobel Prize-winning CRISPR technology into a powerful tool for plant breeding. Photo: Mårten Svensson

World-leading research in plant breeding made accessible in new company

Mariette Andersson and her colleagues are world leaders in their area of research. Since 2014, the research group has successfully developed the new Nobel Prize-winning CRISPR technology into a powerful tool for plant breeding. Mariette, who is also CEO of the newly started company SolEdits AB, hopes that more people will now have access to the new efficient technology. SLU Holding has invested in the company, which it believes can contribute to a revolutionary transformation of future plant breeding.

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Growing strong

Alnarp Agroecology Farm is the story of four committed master´s students at SLU who started a small-scale farming business. Their purpose was to create a space where theory and practice would meet. The farm has become a vital educational tool and research facility and has also brought together members of the local community.

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Helen Thompson skapar nya växtbaserade livsmedel.

[frömage] - Locally grown ingredients in a new and nutritious plant-based food

For Helen Thompson, it is not just more nutritious plant-based products on store shelves that is the driving force. Equally important is working on a small scale, collaborating with locally grown ingredients. A realisation that came to her suddenly in the middle of the South American jungle and which took her to SLU and a new and abrupt turn in her professional life.

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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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Innovations Alnarp 2022

Resilient potato wins SLU Alnarp’s and Sparbanken Skåne’s Innovation Prize 2022

The researchers behind the winning project have developed a way of improving the quality of potatoes that fundamentally improves potato cultivation’s economic and ecological sustainability.

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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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IVA:s 100-lista 2022

Four innovative research projects from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) included in the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ (IVA) 100 List

The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) is now presenting this year's 100 List of research projects judged to have great potential for benefit through commercialisation, business development, method development or community impact. The focus of this year's 100 List is technology in the service of humanity.

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Havredals launches plant-based premium burger

Havredals launches plant-based premium burger and shapeable mince for hotels and restaurants

Havredals broadens its range, and launches plant-based mince and burgers, developed and produced in Sweden from plant protein and crops from Sweden and northern Europe.

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Grundarna av Ecotype

New capital lends momentum to Ecotype's forest innovation

SLU alumni Axel Ljudén and Albin Nyström will be receiving SEK 8 million for their startup Ecotype. Ecotype creates new solutions for forestry using various types of data and advanced algorithms. The aim is to make forestry easier, more efficient and more user-friendly for forest owners.

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SLU-forskare bakom nytt kvarkavaccin

A more effective vaccine against equine strangles is now being launched

The vaccine is based on many years of research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Karolinska Institutet.

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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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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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Congratulations Annika!

SLU Holding´s board member  Annika Bergman is awarded 2022 SLU Alumna of the year.

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