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Forest Business Accelerator

Forest Business Accelerator is a collaboration between SCA, IBM, RISE and BizMaker. Here promising companies from all over Sweden who want to develop and exchange their forestry concepts and sustainable technologies are accepted.

Forest Business Accelerator autumn 2023

The forest has for a long time created great value for us in Sweden. From trees, timber and pulp to modern processing in new industries. Forest raw materials can today be used as a climate-smart alternative for everything from packaging, cosmetics, clothing and fuel.

Research in this area is intensive and the forest industry is a active part to create growth in today's and the futures bioeconomy. By cross-fertilizing forests with digitization and entrepreneurship, we can create new solutions, for both better business and a greener world.

Who can apply?

Companies with great knowledge and with the goal of commercializing their innovation and creating value related to forests, forest industry or forest raw materials.

Focus areas

We are looking for sustainable business ideas where the focus is forest. This means that the forest orientation is a given, but that cross-fertilization with other industries and areas can vary. To qualify for the program, you must have a forest innovation ready or be able to identify the forest as a new market area.

Accelerate your business

The program includes seven months of business development. Based on set goals, business models and strategies, we work together towards commercializing and internationalizing your company's product or service in larger markets.

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The five companies and innovations in Forest Business Accelerator 2023:

Bright Day Graphene

 Produces graphene from renewable resources with unique properties optimized for energy storage.


Has developed a solution to generate electricity from low temperatures that are currently not utilized.

Diri Safety Solutions

Offers companies a digital risk management tool to facilitate risk assessments in the workplace and enhance systematic occupational safety efforts.

Original Creation

Offers a transparent traceability system that connects stakeholders throughout the entire material supply chain and streamlines customers' sustainability reporting.


Designs, develops, and distributes autonomous technologies to keep wild animals away from areas where they shouldn't be.