Taigatechs CEO receives this year's ÅForsk Entrepreneurship Scholarship!
08 April 2022, 08:16
Earlier this week, the 10 innovative entrepreneurs who will receive the ÅForsk Entrepreneurship Scholarship were presented. The startup company Taigatech's CEO, Christoffer Johnsson, received a check for SEK 200,000 to realize their business concept.
ÅForsk Entrepreneurship Scholarship is unique in that way that the focus in on the entrepreneur and places less focus on the innovation. The goal of the scholarship is to enable motivated entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and take them to the next level. The entrepreneurs who have received this year's scholarship come from all over Sweden, from Umeå down to Skövde.
- It is a great honor to have been awarded the Åforsk Entrepreneurship Scholarship. This will give me and Taigatech an extra boost to gear up our work to digitize the forest industry. But none of this would have been possible without the awesome co-founders of Taigatech, says Christoffer Johnsson, CEO of Taigatech.
Taigatech is a startup company with a vision of sustainable forestry by making Artificial Intelligence available to the sawmill industry. During the 2021 edition of BizMaker's Forest business accelerator program, Taigatech was one of the participating companies.
Forest Business Accelerator is a collaboration between BizMaker, RISE Processum, SCA and IBM. This program accept companies from all over Sweden who want to develop and exchange their forestry concepts and sustainable technologies.
- Processum has shown a great willingness to help us during our development. For us, it has primarily been about connecting us with important contacts for our product development and support to find and seek different types of financing alternatives.
Since 2015, ÅForsk has distributed the entrepreneurship scholarship to 10 entrepreneurs a year. As ÅForsk collaborates with Swedish Incubators & Science Parks, the contractors must be connected to research, academia, incubators or science parks. To win this award is today considered one of Sweden's finest to receive.