10.05.2021

Material Innovation and Digital Tools: Check Out 2 New Stora Enso Business Opportunities!

Stora Enso’s new business opportunities focus on coating materials and methods, and the circular economy.

The world needs materials that are renewable and recyclable, a circular bioeconomy, to combat global warming and minimise waste. We at Combient Foundry have had the pleasure of working with their expert teams to help make this vision a reality. This is commonly done in two ways: With opportunities exploring new additions to Stora Enso’s broad portfolio of renewable materials and opportunities exploring digital tools and innovative business models allowing effective use, recyclability and reusability of these materials. 

Stora Enso believes that everything that can be made with fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. The combination of excellent know-how about current products, how they are used and the processes to produce them on an industrial scale is the foundation for creating new solutions. On top of Stora Enso’s inhouse R&D, the most effective way to circular bioeconomy is to join forces with the most innovative solutions providers as well. Companies like Imagine Intelligent Materials have worked with them in the past to bring new solutions to the market with speed.

Alongside material solutions, Stora Enso works on digital tools to bring new capabilities to their operations in forests, mills, supply chain, and customer interactions. It is critical to not only optimize their own processes for the benefit of the environment, but also to help clients make the right decisions in their sustainability solutions. One of these examples is Stora Enso’s work with SnapSupport to offer customer interaction and technical support to industrial paper printing end users.

The latest Foundry cycle features two opportunities from Stora Enso – they demonstrate the varying ways in which the company approaches transforming society into a sustainable one. Founders, startups and their teams are invited to read more below and submit their solutions, if they find a fit in their offering. 

Novel Coating Materials and Methods

Stora Enso is looking to broaden its range of coating solutions and surface treatment technologies that could be applied to food packaging. We are developing new generations of bio-based and renewable food packaging solutions that can not only preserve the food properties, but also enable recyclability and/or reusability of the packaging material. Therefore, we are looking into materials and technologies from other industries as well to find the most groundbreaking innovations.

Read more here.

Technologies for Circular Value Sharing

We are working towards a circular economy, where waste is minimized as materials are reused and recycled to maximize environmental and financial value. Our efforts in enabling a circular economy include using renewable raw materials, designing circular products and business models and utilizing waste, side streams, and by-products for new products. Now we are looking for technology providers to explore new business opportunities in this field. 

Read more here.

Take a look at all our active opportunities here.