SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden AB

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden AB is a leading international research institute belonging to the RISE group (Research Institutes of Sweden) which is owned by the Swedish government. SP employees work in close cooperation with customers to create value and deliver high-quality input to all parts of the innovation chain, thus playing an important part in assisting the competitiveness of industry and its evolution towards a sustainable development. SP co-operates globally with large and small companies, universities, RTOs and other organisations. The SP group covers a wide technical range, employs around 1400 co-workers and bases the services on its core values: trust, innovation and added value for the industry. It´s main office is in Borås.

SP Food and Bioscience (previously SIK-Instiutet för Livsmedel och Bioteknik) is a unit within SP having its main location in Göteborg. The number of employees is ~ 100, most of whom are university graduates.

The core competence areas are food safety, sensory and flavour science, food technology, food processing and sustainable food production. SP Food and Bioscience has been active within the area “Life Cycle Assessment of food” since 1993. The research within sustainable food production focuses on two areas, one being development of food-specific LCA methodology and the second area being Green Lean, combining production efficiency and environmental sustainability. SP Food and Bioscience has a wide experience in industrial co-operation. 


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