Our innovation efforts

Lantmännen’s innovation efforts permeate the entire company. We actively work with inspiring employees to be intrapreneurial as well as with entrepreneurs and start-ups concerning open innovation.

Innovation and business development is a key part of Lantmännen’s work. We develop and offer products and services with added value demanded by consumers in terms of quality, health and environment, and at the same time contribute to development in a sustainable direction.What constitutes great performance and what brings added value changes over time. Lantmännen's business development is therefore about continuously moving forward so that the average performance of a product category gradually improves.

From idea to business

Our innovation efforts involve actively working at all stages in the development from idea to business opportunity. Apart from product development in our business, we also work with the implementation of the results from the research that we conduct or finance at institutes and universities. We invest greatly in developing our employees’ competencies within business development and innovation. In this way we continuously improve the innovation culture at Lantmännen.

Lantmännen’s Greenhouse

Do you have a great idea? If so, you make your idea grow together with us in Lantmännen’s Greenhouse! The Greenhouse is a practical education program within business development for employees at Lantmännen as well as external entrepreneurs with innovative ideas. In the Greenhouse, experienced entrepreneurs help them to develop and enhance their ideas so that they can move forward with them. The program is a collaboration between Lantmännen, the business incubator Sting and the foundation Ideon Agro Food.

The purpose of the program is to encourage and support innovations within the food and agriculture sector. We believe that through the Greenhouse, we can create a meeting place that everyone can benefit from, and where we together can develop the innovations of tomorrow.

We believe in collaboration

At Lantmännen, we believe in cooperation. By partnering with entrepreneurs and startups, we can go further together and benefit from of each other’s’ expertise and advantages. Thanks to our collaborations over the years, we have launched new businesses, developed products and achieved great research results.

Lantmännen started collaborating with Sting, Stockholm Innovation and Growth a couple of years ago to get better contact with entrepreneurs and startups. Sting is a recognized successful business incubator with extensive experience in developing business ideas and startups. Sting helps entrepreneurs with business development, financing, recruitment and networking and has supported over 150 startups. In addition to contacts with entrepreneurs, Sting also selects certain Lantmännen projects to give business support to. 

A few of our innovations

Lantmännen has launched several exciting innovations on the market, both in terms of products and services. Two examples of these innovations are Lantmännen BioAgris biologically treated seeds and Kungsörnen’s bean pasta.