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 http://www.bizmaker.se/forest/. (Swedish page)
The Accelerator, which merges forest development with digitalization and entrepreneurship, is a joint venture between SCA, IBM, 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.
Adopted companies for Forest Business Accelerator 2019, the program will begin in mid-May
Biocompost has developed a cost-effective and automated composting technology that processes organic waste into environmentally friendly soil improvement products. http://www.biocompost.se/
Calejo Industrial Intelligence, Sundsvall
Calejo Industrial Intelligence has developed a unique AI tool - Calejo Control - with the help of which it is possible to improve efficiency and environmental performance in industrial processes. http://www.calejo.ai/
Cinis Fertilizer, Lund
Cinis Fertilizer has developed a process for converting ash from the pulp mill's recovery boilers into a high-quality and fossil-free mineral fertilizer for the benefit of sea and watercourses. http://www.cinis-fertilizer.com/
PlantVation offers cultivation techniques adapted to the forest industry. The main product is an automated cultivation system that streamlines and digitizes pre-cultivation of plants.
Prediktera offers a new technology for chemical image analysis that enables fast reading of content and quality of large volumes of material in forest production processes. http://www.prediktera.com/
Contact about Forest Business Accelerator: Magnus Viström, Innovation Manager, SCA, tel: +46 70 677 21 02, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Innnovation in our business areas