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This event is brings together SMEs, academics and innovation facilitators from the South Baltic region. Presentations by researchers are combined with talks by SMEs where they “tell their story” from idea to product development focusing on pulses.

EU Interreg project SBFOODINNO together with the Project Partner Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) invite to an exciting Webinar about pulses. Food innovation in SMEs towards Plant-based Proteins is one of three activity themes in the project supported by trans-sectoral collaboration and knowledge bridging.



9.00 Welcome and introduction  
9.05 Healthy delightful pulses – sustainable food since and to be 

Cornelia Witthöft, professor, Dept of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Linnaeus University


Research on food quality and the development of new healthy foods. Characterization of nutrients in raw material and food, and studies on how food processing affects nutrient content. Special interest the last 25 years is the vitamin folate.
9.25 Organic cultivation

Per Modig, Fagraslätt


On the farm different kinds of bean are grown, in-house packing and sale. Also cultivation of new crops like quinoa and lentils.
9.45 Future faba beans for food and feed – a project in SLU Grogrund Centre for Breeding of Food Crops

Åsa Grimberg, researcher, Dept of Plant Breeding, SLU


The project aims at developing a sustainable, Swedish production of protein rich faba bean for the food and feed market. Research and breeding to overcome some of the challenges connected to faba bean production.
10.05 Break  
10.20 The protein shift – from idea to product

Anna Henning Moberg, Project Developer Torsåker, Axfoundation 


Primary producers, researchers, food processers, chefs and entrepreneurs come together in projects at Torsåker farm to jointly find the solutions to complex problems. Torsåker is Axfoundation’s test farm and development center for the future’s sustainable food production. 
10.40 A culinary epiphany – from experimental home cooking to building a consumer brand

Pia Qvarnström, Founder, Swedish Temptations AB



Has developed Bärta, a sprouted and fermented Swedish split pea. Organic, vegan, gluten free. So far you can find Bärta in a few selected stores in Sweden. 
11.00 Break  
11.10 Pulses in vegan Streetfood from Skåne

Anneli Idman, Gaston & Vega


A small, one-man company, about to grow. Operates a vegan foodtruck in Skåne, and serve food based on Swedish pulses.
11.30 Kalmar-Ölands Trädgårdsprodukter

Håkan Johnsson and Oskar Zedig


Production of beans, peas, onions together with growers. Dried beans and peas, which are labelled, packed and then sold to wholesalers and food business. Started 1959 and is owned by the growers. Part of different projects to develop new products.
11.50 Concluding remarks  

More info: Helena Persson Hovmalm,, +46 40-41 53 37



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