Stora Enso in strategic partnership with university on forestry and bio-based materials4 June 2018
Stora Enso has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
They intend to establish a long-term collaboration in research and development, education, competence building, and innovation within the fields of forestry and bio-based materials.
The main objective of the collaboration is to jointly drive research projects to develop new knowledge within sustainable forestry and wooden biomaterials. Special focus areas include bio-based materials, forest and ecosystem management, forest technology and plant- and forest production.
“Collaborating with leading educational institutions, such as SLU, is a key component of Stora Enso’s strategy and an enabler in our continued transformation into a renewable materials company,” says Stora Enso’s CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström.
“Our vision is to replace fossil-based materials by innovating and developing new products based on wooden materials. By liaising with the world’s leading forestry science university, we can accelerate this development while also increasing our exposure to educated talents in our field.”