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 2021
The following three start-up companies are participating in the accelerator during 2021
Cass Materials from Australia, which has developed a new method for sustainable production of textile materials, based on nanocellulose.
Daika Wood from Israel, who has developed a new bio-based material that can replace plastic, made from residual streams from the forest industry.
Taigatech AB from Gothenburg which has an AI solution for sawmill optimization.
During their time in Forest Business Accelerator, the participants will have the opportunity to test and develop their ideas together with SCA and the other companies. New for this year is also that Forest Business Accelerator has got a sister program in Future Industry Accelerator. Meetings between the participants open up a new level of contact and experience exchange.
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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