About ScanOats

Oat is a strategic crop for both the Swedish agriculture and the food industry. The Industrial Research Centre ScanOats has been created to coordinate industrial needs with academic research in plant breeding, crop management, food processing, nutrition and food science – all with oat in focus.

ScanOats is unique in its concept to link the entire chain from breeding and agriculture to product development and beneficial health effects. This integrative structure will foster entrepreneurship on the basis of scientific discoveries.

ScanOats is an Industrial Research Centre funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF.

If you want to know more, you are welcome to contact us.

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

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.