SweTree Technologies is continuously active in generating new technologies to improve the commercial value of tomorrow's forestry and forest based products.
The research and innovation assets of SweTree Technologies emanate from three sources, from which the company’s intellectual property, applications and products are developed:
- Research generated by Woodheads AB
- In-house research
- Innovations within specific application areas, emanating both from internal and external research
The unique collaboration with Woodheads AB gives SweTree Technologies access to discoveries from a broad field of plant and forestry research as well as fiber based materials research that can be patented and commercialized.
One of SweTree Technologies core strengths is our network of collaborations, both academic and industrial.
Our understanding of tree biology and biochemistry emanates from an extensive scientific network, incorporating researchers from many of the key university institutions in Sweden, including:
- Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC), consisting of:
- Stockholm University
- Uppsala University
- The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala
We have a collaboration agreement with the forestry company Fibria in Brazil to improve the productivity in their Eucalyptus plantations.
In the somatic embryogenesis field we are collaborating with Sveaskog AB, Bergvik Skog AB, Södra and Holmen Skog AB.
The collaboration agreement with Mendel Biotechnology focuses on testing a selection of their transcription factor genes to describe the phenotype changes in trees. This will provide new, unique genes to enhance the proporties of trees in areas such as biomass, stress and energy content.
arGrow is being tested by many companies around the world in countries such as Sweden, USA, Canada, Uruguay, China, New Zeeland and Australia.
Our genes are for different purposes being tested by several companies with the purpose of using them for enhanced biomass and fiber production.
SweTree Technologies association with Woodheads AB, the worlds leading scientists in forest biotechnology, is one of our greatest assets. In this arrangement, SweTree Technologies has the right to all innovations in plant and forest biotechnology emanating from the members of Woodheads. As such, Woodheads AB provides unique research and the generation of innovations that propel our development of commercial offerings.