Support for company growth and development

    Krinova offers innovation and development support to new and established companies who want to move forward. Here, you get support and tools. With great commitment and access to our large contact network, we give you the opportunity to develop and innovate your business. Whether you are an entrepreneur, researcher or student, we are ready to help you. The support is tailored to your specific needs and challenges.

    Krinovas Business Designers
    Krinova’s business designers work in teams with complementary skills in areas such as finance, leadership, law, innovation strategy, sales, gastronomy, agronomy and food products.

    Would you like to be part of the community?
    It is free of charge and does not entail any obligations. Subscribe to our newsletter, attend our events, or use the support, offers and collaboration that Krinova makes available. The community is open and dynamic, and there are no limitations in terms of geography, industry or focus area. The community is based on respect for everyone’s ideas, knowledge and skills, which is a foundation for creating trust and a functioning innovation culture.

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    Gårdsfisk is just one of the companies that received support from the Innovation Arena. Hear what Johan Ljungquist has to say about what it has meant to them.

    Who can receive support?

    On behalf of the six municipalities in northeastern Skåne, Krinova’s Innovation Arena offers support to small and medium-sized enterprises in all industries. On behalf of Region Skåne, the Innovation Arena offers support to food and food-related companies throughout Skåne. And on behalf of Kristianstad University, students and researchers at the University are offered incubation and innovation support. Krinova has also developed a number of tools and processes, such as Krinova Growth Process, ToY and TIC. These can also be offered to interested companies outside the scope of the regular assignments.

     

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    Massimiliano Pattara

    Business Designer

    Testbädd / Testbed - Krinova

    Testbed – collaboration and development of new technology and new solutions

    Testbeds are a place for collaboration, where new ideas can be tested as early as the development phase. In a time of ever faster and more complex development of goods and services, testbeds are becoming increasingly important for the development of innovations that are pioneering and taking things to new heights. Through use of a testbed, risks can be reduced and market introduction accelerated as innovations are verified and validated early in their development.

    Together with partners, Krinova has developed three testbeds – one for water-related innovations (WISA), one for biogas in a circular economy, and one for liquid and pumpable food products (Balsgård testbed). These testbeds reflect Kristianstad Region’s profile areas and in particular with regard to water, biogas and food products.

    Testbeds

    Read more about the testbeds that Krinova offers together with its partners

    See more of our innovation tools: ToY, TIC and Krinova Growth Process. Could this be something for your company?

    ToY – provides new perspective and approaches

    ToY (Team of Young professionals) is a tool for developing new conceptual solutions to societal and company challenges. The model is based on open and challenge-driven innovation. The ToY model is available in different formats that differ in scope and structure.

    The distinctiveness of the model and its success are based on three cornerstones:

    • The development team consists of students or recent graduates with different educational areas and backgrounds, enabling them to shine the light on challenges from different perspectives. The composition of the team is matched to the challenge in question.
    • Teams of less experienced people are more creative because they lack the limitations of experience.
    • The teams are supervised by the Innovation Arena’s experienced business designers, thereby guaranteeing focus, structure and quality.

    See more of our innovation tools: ToY, TIC and Krinova Growth Process. Could this be something for your company?

    Are you curious and want to learn more? We hope to hear from you!

    Truls Bretz

    Head of Innovation arena & Business Designer

    TIC – international competence pool for new concepts and approaches

    With the TIC tool (Team of International Competences), Krinova offers companies and organisations the opportunity to turn challenges within the food industry into opportunities. Like ToY, TIC is based on open, challenge-driven innovation. One of the most important components of the process is the multicultural competence pool, which consists of people with different cultural backgrounds who can contribute food and beverage knowledge from their home country. The teams are matched to the challenge in question, and are supervised by the Innovation Arena’s experienced business designers, thereby guaranteeing focus, structure and quality.

    We are constantly seeking new members for the multicultural competence pool, and at the same time constantly invite new companies to take their challenges further using the TIC tool.

    Are you curious and want to learn more? We hope to hear from you!

    Truls Bretz

    Head of Innovation arena & Business Designer

    Krinova Growth Process for strong innovative force

    Krinova Growth Process strengthens and develops the competencies and skills of both a company’s management and its employees. This gives the company the necessary innovative force and ability to successfully compete in the future. The process is part of the support offered to companies within the context of Krinova’s regular mission. However, the process has been so successful and is in such demand that Krinova is now also offering it to companies and organisations outside the scope of its regular mission.

    The process begins with interviews and dialogue with executive management and employees in order to custom-tailor a programme to strengthen the company’s innovative force and development capability, including globalisation capability. The work is carried out through strategic and practical work together with the company’s management and employees. The programme spans two years and consists of different parts that are adapted to the needs of the company.

    Are you curious and want to learn more? We hope to hear from you!

    Truls Bretz

    Head of Innovation arena & Business Designer

    Food Hack by Krinova – an event focused on food, innovation and sustainability

    Does innovation, sustainability and food make your heart leap? Are you passionate about the more sustainable future of food? Then join us 10-12 November 2021! The Food Hack is a 48hour long innovation competition and food conference for the global food community initiated by Krinova Incubator & Science Park. Due to the pandemic it will be in digital format this year but still with lots of possibilities to network, get inspiration, challenge, share and collaborate!

    Mark the date 10-12 November and share with friends, foodies, students, entrepreneurs, researchers and all you know would be interested in participating. We will soon be back with more information.  In the meanwhile join the group Food Hack by Krinova at Facebook  and sign up for our Food Hack newsletter and we will keep you updated!

    Elin Hansson

    Head of Food Community Event

    2021 theme resilience in changing food systems

    The theme for this years hack is resilience in changing food systems. The pandemic that has characterized the past year has pinpointed how vulnerable the food systems are. How can we create resilient food systems that ensures a supply of safe, accessible food for the people of a community?

    Would you like to learn more?

    Read more at foodhack.nu and join Food Hack by Krinova on Facebook for the latest information on the next Food Hack!

    Quotes about the Innovation Arena