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 five work package, from genome to healthy, sustainable products, scientists and companies work together to get knowledge and new, innovative products

news and happenings

ScanOats starts a new WP – The Pilot, which will conduct research on wet milling and enzymatic processing of oats on a pilot scale.

“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.

Our goals
  • ​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

We are three academic and three industrial partners, working in a strong collaboration with each other, passionate and dedicated about oat.


ScanOats is managed by a Centre Board represented by three companies. All of them with a long tradition and experience of working with oat and oat products. The day-to-day management is handled by a Centre director.

Havrens hela genuppsättning publicerat i tidskriften Nature

Nu har forskare på ScanOats och CropTailor i Lund kartlagt och karakteriserat havrens hela genuppsättning

​The Swedish journal Cerealier

​The Swedish journal Cerealier

The Swedish journal Cerealier (no.01/2022) has interviewed Martin Hedström, researcher and Inger Ahldén, research coordinator at ScanOats, about the newly installed pilot process line for wet milling of oat (in Swedish)…

Meet ScanOats work packages leaders

Meet ScanOats work packages leaders

Meet ScanOats work packages leaders Sofia Marmon, Alfredo Zambrano, Johanna Wetterlind (not pictured), Cecilia Tullberg, Lieselotte Cloetens and Martin Hedström…

ScanOats R&D

1] The oat genome

2] New oat varieties

3] Sustainable oat cultivation

4] Oat processing

Oat diets

5] Oat diet for disease prevention

Oat diets

6] The Pilot plant