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Triple Gold for Paper Province

7 March, 2024

Once again, Paper Province has demonstrated its status as a global leader among cluster organisations. For the third time, the Swedish bioeconomy cluster has attained the highest level of the EU’s quality certification, affirming its position as a Gold Label cluster. “Receiving the certificate for the third time is truly a fantastic achievement. It not…

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Matilda Iverlund appointed new CEO for Paper Province

9 February, 2024

Paper Province has recruited Matilda Iverlund as the new CEO. Matilda Iverlund brings experience from the forestry industry and looks forward to leading Paper Province into the future. “We are delighted to have successfully recruited Matilda Iverlund after an extensive and rigorous search and selection process. She has a knack for turning ideas into tangible…

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Moelven Wood and Billerud collaborate to develop a new sustainable packaging

21 December, 2023

Moelven Wood and Billerud are joining forces to examine the possibility of developing a new packaging solution for Moelven’s interior panels. The goal is to create a paper-based solution to replace the current plastic shrink wrap. The collaboration stems from an innovation competition organized by Paper Province. In September, 19 companies submitted 22 solution proposals…

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Coca-Cola partners with Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures for sustainable packaging

27 September, 2023

Blue Ocean Closures, a start-up with a worldwide mission to reduce plastics in packaging closures, now announces partnership with Coca-Cola’s EMEA R&D Center in Brussels. The innovation Blue Ocean Closures is bringing to market is a fiber-based packaging screw cap, that is biobased and recyclable as paper. “For us to succeed with this groundbreaking move,…

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Moelven challenges innovators to find sustainable packaging

19 September, 2023

To contribute to the annual reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by five percent, Moelven seeks a sustainable solution through an international BioBoosters innovation challenge. They now invite startups, companies, innovators, and researchers to propose a smart packaging solution for their wood-based interior panels. Moelven is a Scandinavian industrial group that produces building products and systems…

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Seven Swedish startups found new business opportunities in Canada

30 June, 2023

Recently, Paper Province and Sting Bioeconomy travelled to Toronto and Vancouver with seven Swedish startups to find collaborations for forest-based innovations. “I am very happy with the trip that helped us make many valuable contacts that will be useful in the future,” says Theodor Håkansson from Ecopals. Paper Province’s collaboration with Canada goes back several…

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From challenge to potential – new European collaboration to revolutionise plastic use

29 June, 2023

The world needs to reduce the amount of plastic waste, increase recycling, and replace plastic with renewable materials to reduce the climate impact and the emissions of harmful microplastics. As a step forward, several European regions are joining forces to promote more sustainable development. Plastic is a useful and versatile material that has many benefits…

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Sweden and Canada strengthen cooperation for forest-based innovations

14 June, 2023

In mid-June, Paper Province and Sting Bioeconomy travel to Toronto and Vancouver together with seven Swedish start-ups to explore collaborations around forest-based innovations. The trip deepens an ongoing collaboration and creates business opportunities for companies in both Sweden and Canada. The start-ups participating in the trip 15 – 21 June are Biosorbe, Bright Day Graphene,…

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IndBygg – a good example of collaboration between research and industry

18 April, 2023

CTF is one of the participants in IndBygg that aims to promote a green transition within the construction industry to bring industrial wood construction to new heights.  There is a need to develop the forest-based bioeconomy and use more wood as construction material. Based on this, Paper Province launched IndBygg, to increase knowledge and skills…

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Blue Ocean Closures and Swed-jam wants to exchange metal for paper

14 April, 2023

Would it be possible to replace metal lids for consumer products such as jams and spreads with a lid made of biobased fibers? This is what disruptive start-up Blue Ocean Closures is now investigating together with neighbouring Swed-jam, a Swedish brand producing jams, marmalades, jellies, fruit drinks, smoothies, juices, fruit soups and compotes. Swedish start-up…

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