The need for dialogue and cooperation to solve joint complex problems is increasing. The Lantmännen Group is an active partner and contributor in many networks aiming to promote joint research and development within our main innovation areas.
We believe in collaboration
The Lantmännen Group plays a key role in many research and industry networks. Our history and current day operations allows us to contribute with broad and deep experience across the grain value chain, from fieled to fork. Here are a few examples:
Mistra Food Futures
Mistra Food Futures aims to develop goals for what the Swedish food system needs to achieve by the year 2045 in order to be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable and resilient. The Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU) hosts the programme and the work is carried out in an interdisciplinary consortium.
Green Plant Food
The overall goal for Green Plant Food is to contribute to the transformation of the food system in Norway and create a more sustainable and "green" value chain. In order to achieve the goal, there is a great need to find and develop new, healthy and attractive plant-based food products with a low climate impact.
Lantmännen, the Lantmännen Research Foundation, the Rural Economy and Agricultural Societies and Växa – have together founded Agronod. Agronod is developing a new technical platform for the sharing of Swedish agricultural data. The platform will make it possible for companies and organisations to develop solutions that strengthen Swedish agriculture and Swedish food production.
The research centre SustAinimal at the Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU) will identify and develop the role of animals for increased food production, sustainability and competitiveness in the Swedish food system of the future. Livestock production is central and plays a crucial role in the Swedish food production.
SLU Grogrund is a competence centre and knowledge hub for Swedish plant breeding. The centre brings together academia and business to develop competence to, in accordance with the goals of the government's food strategy, secure access to plant varieties for sustainable and competitive agricultural and horticultural production throughout Sweden.
ScanOats is a research centre at Lund University that received SEK 75 million from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research to develop the oats of the future. The research project will run over eight years and will be conducted in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agriculture, Lantmännen, Oatly and Swedish Oat Fiber.
FibRe is a research project with Chalmers University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, + another 20 parties representing the entire value chain from raw material suppliers, the chemical industry, converters, end users to the recycling industries. The vision is to enable the transition from fossil to bio-based thermoplastics that are produced in a sustainable and circular way.