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Research and development

– a key factor for competitiveness and sustainable transition.

Meeting the challenges facing the world requires doing things in new ways, developing new technologies and new business models. Businesses and the public sector need to evolve their operations, products or services to remain competitive or expand their market, find new ways to manage and organise society towards environmental, social and economic sustainability, or connect people and technology in the best possible way. In all of this, research and development is a key success factor.

By engaging RISE as a research partner, organisations gain access to expertise and infrastructure that strengthens their own innovation capacity and ensures the quality of development work. As a research partner, RISE can either strengthen an existing research and development department or act as an extension of the company in cases where resources are not available to build up in-house research expertise. And because RISE is independent and the client owns its own intellectual property rights, there is no risk of ideas and concepts falling into the hands of competitors or other unauthorised parties. 

With RISE as a research partner, companies and the public sector also have access to Sweden's largest range of test and demonstration environments, which can be used not only to increase the pace of innovation and reduce the risks associated with product, process or method development, but also to develop prototypes and pilot-scale production. Combined with the expertise of RISE staff, the test and demonstration environments can help reduce development costs and speed time to market.


Corrugated board is the world's most widely used transport packaging. But it is not without its challenges. Its production requires a lot of wood fibre and the finished packaging can be damaged by moisture and pressure. Stora Enso has now launched a research project to improve the sustainability of corrugated board – in two ways: by using stronger paper and less raw material. 

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