The division comprises the units Biorefinery and Energy, Papermaking and Packaging and Biobased Materials together with separate companies; PFI Paper and Fiber Research Institute, Processum and Energy Technology Center. Other divisions within RISE are Bioscience and Materials, Built Environment, Certification, ICT, and Safety and Transport.
RISE Bioeconomy is world-leading and we work with innovations based on forest raw materials. The majority of our operations are carried out in project form via research programmes involving many partners, or in development projects with individual customer companies. We are also carriying out a large number of direct commissions in the form of analyses, testing and demonstrations in our lab and pilots. RISE Bioeconomy has around 320 people working within the division in Sweden, Norway and London.
Birgitta Sundblad about RISE Bioeconomy
Birgitta Sundblad has been president of Innventia since 2011 and took over as head of the division RISE Bioeconomy June 1, 2016.
“I look forward both to build the strong Swedish institute RISE and a strong organisation in the division RISE Bioeconomy, to meet present as well as future challenges. Together we can become an even more important player in the journey towards the future circular bioeconomy.”
Our three-year research programme will continue to be a cornerstone to address common issues related to industry challenges. Planning has recently begun for the next programme, which starts in 2018.
“Thanks to the new stronger division with complementing expertise within related fields, we will now be able to offer a broader, and at the same time, more focused programme,” says Birgitta Sundblad.
The process of creating the new RISE will take place gradually over the coming years, and all customers who may be affected by any aspect of the change, for instance as regards agreements, will be informed well in advance.