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    Drive societal development and create growth

    Krinova is a meeting point for people, companies and ideas. We offer innovation and development support to companies still at the idea stage as well as established companies. Krinova was founded in 1999, and is Sweden's largest and first incubator and science park with food as a profile area, and it is food that is a central and important building block in our operations.

    Mission
    Krinova’s mission is to increase the attractiveness of northeastern Skåne and Skåne as a whole, and to contribute to their development by working to create and offer:

    ›› A meeting point for people, companies, ideas and creativity
    ›› An innovation arena for support to knowledge-intensive growth companies
    ›› A platform for development projects within the profile area Food – Environment – Health

    Krinova is an innovation-driving node. An important driver in this work is the community of companies and organisations that together represent extensive experience, knowledge and a desire to develop and be developed.

    Our way of working

    Our way of working

    Krinova’s role as innovation arena and science park is to be a catalyst. Krinova is one of the few innovation environments that works exclusively with open and challenge-driven innovation. Research shows that it takes co-creation to drive innovation, and that co-creation is an important starting point for work within the Innovation Arena. For this reason, the Innovation Arena is staffed with business designers who work proactively and also act as a neutral sounding board for the entrepreneur.

    At the Innovation Arena, the collaboration between academia, the business sector and the public sector is initiated, set up and supported, enabling new business concepts or innovations. The Innovation Arena’s influx of IBOs (Innovation Business Objects) has been very large. Since its inception in 2013 until 2019, nearly 500 companies have received support.

    The large influx of IBOs means that Krinova is building a community of what we call “engine entrepreneurs” with a large wealth of knowledge in their companies. A community of companies where no one leaves the Innovation Arena and where everyone gets support. This innovation philosophy contributes to the generation of a large influx, which is needed to achieve development and dissemination of knowledge in the region, which is the very mission of Krinova.

    Open innovation means that companies and organisations systematically look for, and in different ways invite, external expertise and ideas for joint development projects. Open innovation stimulates diversity of perspective, expertise, background and experience to take the innovation work to the highest possible heights.

    Challenge-driven innovation involves identifying societal challenges or challenges within organisations or the business sector that are potential growth opportunities and new business opportunities. It aims to promote and stimulate collaboration and interaction between different actors, which is needed to successfully create benefit.

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    Global collaboration – International relevance

    In Sweden, growth companies do not usually have the benefit of being able to grow strong in the domestic market before entering the global stage. The Swedish market is too small for innovative and scalable products or services.

    One way for Krinova to provide support for these fast-growing companies is to build bridges to innovation environments, incubators and science parks in other countries through which the companies in the community can gain access to the associated innovation infrastructure in the form of networks, funding, establishment support, etc.

    Sex nominerade företag till Skåne Nordost och Krinova Incubator & Science Park Innovationspris 2019. Vinnare blev Norups Gård

    Innovation Award of the Year

    The Innovation Award was instituted by Krinova Incubator & Science Park to reward innovative entrepreneurship and ideas that show how new opportunities and creative solutions can be put into practice.

    The award focuses on ideas with a high level of innovation, commercial potential and sustainable entrepreneurship. The award is given to one company in each of the six municipalities of Skåne Nordost.

    The award winner in the respective municipality is nominated to the Innovation Award of the Year in Skåne Nordost, a distinction awarded by Krinova Incubator & Science Park and Skåne Nordost. The winner of the Innovation Award of the Year also receives SEK 25,000. The prize money is provided by Skåne Nordost.

    Award winners over the years

    Innovation Award of the Year 2019

    Sex nominerade företag till Skåne Nordost och Krinova Incubator & Science Park Innovationspris 2019. Vinnare blev Norups Gård

    Six amazing companies were nominated to Innovation Award of the Year 2019. 


    Award winners in the respective six municipalities in Skåne Nordost:

    Bromölla – Ifö center
    Östra Göinge – Norups Gård
    Kristianstad – MISO
    Osby – HYPRO
    Hässleholm – SvB Tyringe
    Hörby – Häggenäs Sjukhem

    Winner of Innovation Award of the Year – Norups Gård 🎉

    Innovation Award of the Year 2018

    Award winners in the respective six municipalities in Skåne Nordost:

    Bromölla – TryggaKliniken
    Östra Göinge – Ripasso Energy
    Kristianstad – Nordic Surf Development med varumärket Revolwe
    Osby – Lekolar (The Innovation Award-winner receives 5000 SEK from Osby Municipality)
    Hässleholm – Tyringekonsult
    Hörby – Lina & Evas Lanthandel (The Innovation Award-winner receives 5000 SEK from Hörby Municipality)

    Winner of Innovation Award of the Year – Lekolar 🎉

    Innovation Award of the Year 2017

    Award winners in the respective six municipalities in Skåne Nordost:

    Bromölla – G Larsson Starch Technology
    Östra Göinge – Swedish Powertrain Techcenter
    Kristianstad – Marmor & Granit och CRC Nordic
    Osby – Swedlock (The Innovation Award-winner receives 5000 SEK from Osby Municipality)
    Hässleholm – HälsoOasen
    Hörby – V-Plant

    Winner of Innovation Award of the Year – G Larsson Starch Technology and Swedish Powertrain Techcenter 🎉

    Innovation Award of the Year 2016

    Three companies nominated for the Innovation Award of the Year – Dentware Scandinavia, Hampahus and Kristianstad Streaming

    Winner of Innovation Award of the Year – Dentware Scandinavia 🎉

    Innovation Award of the Year 2015

    Innovator of the year – Scandinavian Aquasystems

    Frukt och grönsaker är basen i Brain Food. Brain food by Krinova är helt enkelt mat för smarta tankar.

    Owners

    Krinova AB’s ownership breaks down as follows: 40% by Kristianstad Municipality, 40% by the municipality’s subsidiary Kristianstads Industribyggnads AB, and 20% by Högskolan Kristianstad Holding AB.

    Board

    Caroline Georgson

    Board Member, Collaboration Strategy Kristianstad University

    Christel Jönsson

    Vice Board Chair, Kristianstad Municipality

    Håkan Pihl

    Board Member, President Kristianstad University

    Johan Möllerström

    Board Member, CEO Arc Aroma Pure

    Karl-Philip Barakate

    Adjunct Member, Business Developer Region Skåne

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    Kristofer Kargerot

    Employee Representative

    Maria Hofvendahl Svensson

    Board Member

    Pernilla Blixt

    Board Member, Business Manager Kristianstad Municipality

    Pia Kinhult

    Board Chair, Head of Host States Relations ESS

    Impact report

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    More than 100 tenants at Krinova

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    Food-related companies in the food community

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    More than 500 companies have received innovation and development support