The Greenhouse Blog
Welcome. The Greenhouse Blog is a place where we share stories and interviews around some of our R&D and Innovation activities at Lantmännen Group.
Realizing that no organisation alone can tackle the challenge of innovating the agriculture and food system alone, we love to join forces with colleagues, startups and partners from around the world. Below we invite you to tune into their perspectives and stories.
Most recent posts
03 May 2022
Close to 100 colleagues joined the Greenhouse Innovation Days
Close to 100 curious colleagues from different part of Lantmännen Group participated in the first Greenhouse activities of 2022. The main one, Agriculture Division Innovation days, was a series of shorter workshops run during April. The purpose of the activity? To get together and collaborate across departments and functions, and together sow ideas within this years theme, SMART Farming.
19 April 2022
Lantmännen colleagues welcome to join the next Greenhouse activity in the autumn - the application time is starting now
Concerned about the future of agriculture? Thirsting for a boost of creativity in your daily work? Or maybe you’re simply overwhelmed with ideas and lacking an outlet for them? Then this year’s Accelerator is calling on you.
02 March 2022
From Greenhouse to market: A match made in heaven
What’s it like to be a part of the Greenhouse program as a Lantmännen employee? And, what can a Greenhouse journey from idea to market look like? Mikko and Minna, Greenhouse alumni and Lantmännen colleagues at Vaasan in Finland, share their experience.
01 March 2022
Growing beyond the Greenhouse: Svarta Räven & Goati
We are kicking off the 12th edition of The Greenhouse with lots of excitement and inspiring days ahead. With this year’s theme being SMART Farming, we decided to check in on a Greenhouse idea that keeps on growing. Meet Greenhouse Alumni, Svarta Räven (Swedish for “the black fox”) and their soon-to-launch product, Goati - the world’s first smart tracker for livestock.
24 February 2022
Sign-up for Innovation Days this April now open - This is how Lantmännen colleagues can take part
Greenhouse 2022 is now up and running! We recently presented the theme and the mix of internal and external activities planned in the year ahead. Today we bring you the first invitation to join in - open to all colleagues across Lantmännen.
23 February 2022
New mix of activities in Greenhouse 2022 welcomes more to join
What's new for this year’s Greenhouse? And how can you as a colleague participate? We recently shared a post about this year's theme, today we continue with an overview of the activities planned for the year ahead.
21 February 2022
Get ready for Greenhouse 2022 - SMART Farming the new theme
Smart data directly from sensors in the soil, or from satellites high up in the sky? What do we do with it, and how can it add value to the daily lives of farmers, as part of new services and solutions that boost productivity, profitability and sustainability? The theme for this years Greenhouse – “SMART Farming” – sets out to explore exactly this.
29 November 2021
Lantmännen Group supports Viikki Food Design Factory Germinator programme 2021/2022
No organisation alone can solve the challenge of developing the sustainable food system of the future, that's why we are excited to support the Viikki Food Design Factory Germinator programme, dedicated to growing startups within Food and Agri Tech. The startups taking part this year are Oleo, Horizontal (high wire crops), Mäsli and Natinrec, and you can read more about them below.
15 September 2021
Interview with Corina Akner, Founder of VÄRT Sustainable Food Lab
“Our job is maybe to question everything”
In 2015, when the UN said that 1/3 of all food is never eaten, Corina Akner knew that she wanted to work with food waste. At first, she focused on dealing with waste itself, but she has raised her sights today: “I never want to bake banana bread ever again. What we need to do is to change our behaviour when it comes to bananas”. She now hopes to build a partnership between her company and Lantmännen.
15 September 2021
Interview with Tuomas Teinilä and Anna Tervo from Finnish food tech startp ViaEsca
"Anyone can change their habits, but help is needed along the way"
Many people in the western world suffer from being overweight. ViaEsca wants to make it easy – and tasty – to loose weight and give the user healthy and sustainable habits. The creators behind the app are Tuomas Teinilä and Anna Tervo. Their core message is ”just try it!” Lantmännen Greenhouse has given them valuable contacts and spurred them to venture outside Finland.
15 September 2021
The Probitat Story - Interview with Carme Plumed-Ferrer
“Bacteria to me are ingredients, which are alive”
Fermentation is a way to increase the value of grain, says microbiologist Carme Plumed-Ferrer. And that is what she is aiming for with food tech company Probitat. Carme and Probitat has been part of Lantmännen's Greenhouse accelerator in 2021 and below she shares her experiences of being both a researcher and an entrepreneur - and the how she envisions bacteria playing a lead role in the future of sustinable nutrition.
08 September 2021
The FarmUp story - Interview with Michael Degirmen
“Many consumers want to shop locally, don't have the time".
There are more farmers and growers of various kinds in Sweden than many people are aware of. The problem is that it is difficult for them to reach out with their products and by extension, make a living. The startup FarmUp aims to provide a sustainable bridge between these producers and consumers, and have taken further steps towards success by being part of the the Lantmännen Greenhouse accelerator program.