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 receives an additional 25 million SEK to further strengthen cooperation between advanced basic research and industrial applications.

“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.

Beta Beef – Combining beef with oats

“A team of seven, innovative students at Lund University, LTH, have in a project at Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, worked with the mission how to make an ordinary hamburger healthier and more sustainable and still be tasty. Good for both the consumer and the planet.”

The flagship of oat research

The Swedish journal Cerealier (no. 02/2020, page 16-17) interviewed Emma Nordell, board member of ScanOats, Lieselotte Cloetens, researcher at ScanOats and Inger Ahldén, research coordinator at ScanOats about what has happened and what is going on within the...

New coworker at WP5, Oat diet for disease prevention.

New coworker at WP5, Oat diet for disease prevention. Maria Soria Florido I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Lieselotte Cloetens, leader of the WP5 of ScanOats. Our research interests focus on the evaluation of the potential preventive benefits of a range...

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

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