With a well-developed innovation methodology and close contact with customers, SCA is driving dedicated innovation work to address today's challenges and to be prepared to address the future with changing markets and new customer requirements. Innovation work creates value in the business by increasing customer value and reduces costs by enhancing efficiency, for example, with regard to how we use raw materials and optimize transportation. This means both lower environmental impact and lower costs.
Innovation helps to improve existing products, satisfy new needs and build our brands. Innovation is also about developing service offerings, where, for example, digitalization involves new and extensive opportunities.
The Forest Business Accelerator
SCA is cooperating with start-ups through the Forest Business Accelerator. (Swedish page)
The Accelerator, which merges forest development with digitalization and entrepreneurship, is a joint venture between SCA, IBM, RISE Processum and the Bizmaker business incubator. The Accelerator program offers selected forest startups tailored business coaching for commercialization and internationalization. We view this venture as an opportunity to build new relationships and to initiate cooperation that contributes toward the renewal of our industry.
Forest Business Accelerator 2020
From May 2020, the following five start-up companies have participated in the accelerator. Some of the companies have changed their company names during the year.
Jord Innovation (Axel Häger), Östersund
Replaces with biomaterials exhaustible raw materials such as plastic or metal in consumer products.
Sandtec (Barktork), Örnsköldsvik
Has developed an innovative drying process for the forest industry that uses low-grade heat to dry, thereby increasing the energy value of bark, which is a by-stream from the process industry.
Skogr Kaupa (ForestXchange), Lidköping
Offers forest owners a cloud computing service for profitable and sustainable forestry. The service also includes ecosystem services and traceable timber from the forest.
Big Akwa (Hugo Wikström), Härnösand
Develops sustainable fish farming that provides the biotreatment of the paper industry with nutrition and at the same time creates a cleaner marine environment.
Develops large-scale automated production of insects for food and feed, grown on residual streams from the forest industry.
Contact about Forest Business Accelerator: Magnus Viström, Innovation Manager, SCA, tel: +46 70 377 21 02, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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