An industrial research centre with oat in focus
Who we are
Passionate about oat, we are working together, for more knowledge and products
What we do
In six work packages, from genome to healthy, sustainable products and tests in a wet milling pilot plant, scientists and companies work together to get knowledge and new, innovative products
news and happenings
ScanOats invites you to Siri Norlander´s public defense of her PhD thesis
Harvesting the Health Potentials of Oat Fibre: Xylanase bioprocessing of Arabinoxylan
10th of November 09.00 in KC:B, Kemicentrum, Lund
“Our goal is to develop food industry using oat as the fundamental ingredient”
– CEO, Leif Bülow
Our ambition with ScanOats is to take a world-leading role in the development of unique products and applications based on oat. The centre will form a link between advanced basic research and industrial applications. This dual approach will benefit Swedish industry, society and agriculture in terms of new knowledge, new products, improved health, a more sustainable environment, increased exports and new jobs. Through the unifying force that ScanOats will provide, we expect that a variety of products and innovations will be delivered partly through members’ activities and partly by ScanOats directly.
- Develop new oat varieties
- Develop new ingredients
- Promote cultivation of oats
- Increase the number of application areas
- Double the exports of oat based products
- Educate 8-12 experts, start 1-2 companies and create >100 new jobs
Who we are
Lund University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) together with Lantmännen and Oatly AB working in a strong collaboration with each other.
ScanOats is managed by a Centre Board represented by Lantmännen and Oatly. Both companies with a long tradition and experience of working with oat and oat products. The day-to-day management is handled by a Centre director.
ScanOats hosted the 2nd Food Oats Conference which took place 19-21 of June in Lund, Sweden. The Food Oats Conference was initiated by VVT, Finland, in 2021 and was held remotely due to the restrictions during the pandemic. In total, 110 participants from academic and industry registered for the 2nd Food Oats conference. Most of the participants were based in the Nordic countries, but also people from Germany, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Latvia, and US travelled to Lund to experience the event.