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FINEST - Our research

FINEST research is based on food technology issues where there are identified knowledge gaps of importance for the industry's innovation capacity.

FINEST does not only focus on enabling innovations in the food system. We also focus on understanding how the system works and how the system's actors can work together to reach the consumer faster and more efficiently with climate-smart, good and healthy food products.

After four years, FINEST have contributed to:

  • Knowledge: The understanding of change and innovation processes in the food chain has increased
  • Tools: Simple operational tools for evaluating sustainability aspects have been developed
  • Swedish forest berries: The Norrland berry industry has developed and that Swedish berries are used in healthy and good foods.
  • Swedish legumes: The production of Swedish legumes that can supplement traditional animal products has increased and that dairy substitutes and meat substitutes with proteins from Swedish legumes have been developed.
  • Experimental food production: Completely new ways of producing food that reduce dependence on arable land have been developed.



FINEST - A sustainable transition of the food system

By creating a system-based understanding of how the food system, primarily in relation to the three value chains within FINEST, has developed and what development paths are ahead, the work package aims to contribute to achieving a…

FINEST - Innovation of the Swedish food system

FINEST is a four-year center initiative that will contribute to the development and innovation of the Swedish food system. In this work package, knowledge about innovation in the food sector is developed together with the actors.

FINEST Healthy and Sustainable food

How can the future food chain be optimized from a nutritional and environmentally sustainable perspective? Which sustainability indicators will be needed to better support and accelerate sustainable innovations in the food chain?…

FINEST System Innovations Lab

FINEST System Innovation Lab is a lab for collaboration and learning in the development of solutions to systemic and complex challenges in the value chain in an iterative and experimental process.

FINEST - Swedish berries in healthy food

One of FINEST goals is contributing to development of the North Swedish berry industry and promote increased use of berries in healthy and tasty foods. We will, among other things, develop new berry refining processes. The purpose…

FINEST - Swedish legumes for protein-rich plant-based food

FINEST works, from a climate and health perspective, to increase the production of Swedish legumes that can replace traditional animal products as well as dairy substitutes and meat substitutes with proteins from Swedish legumes.

FINEST - New food concepts can reduce dependence on arable land

FINEST researchers, in collaboration with the food industry, are developing new food concepts to reduce dependence on arable land. The research projects must have the potential to contribute to robustness in the food and feed supp…