FORIC - Forest as a Resource Industrial Research College

Save favourite 14 Feb February 2018
The new PhD students in FORIC 2018 together with their supervisors from the academia and the companies.

FORIC (Forest as a resource industrial research college) is our industrial research school. Program manager is Prof. Per Engstrand. Coordinator for the research school is Dr. Olof Björkqvist. FORIC is financed by the Knowledge Foundation and a part of our research environment Transformative Technologies at Mid Sweden University.

FORIC is a graduate school in close cooperation with companies in Sweden where graduate students will increase their competitiveness. Academia and industry will benefit from interacting with each other. Today biorefineries become an important way to refine forest resources and develop the industry in a sustainable direction. But not even the really big companies can handle themselves of all the processes around the technology used in a biorefinery. Optimizing the chain from forest to finished product therefore requires collaboration between different companies in the forest industry and also other companies close to forest industries, such as logistics, recycling, waste, energy etc.

14 researchers started 2015

FORIC Phase 1 started in 2015 with 14 PhD students. Read more about the research projects and the PhD Students.

9 researchers starting 2018

  • Malin From, AkzoNobel
  • Shiromini Gamage, Colabitoil
  • Magnus Hörnsten, Domsjö Fabriker
  • Johan Sund, Holmen Paper
  • Tommy Nordin, MoRe Research
  • Tove Samuelsson, MoRe Research
  • Anna Thorning, Norrskog
  • Johanna Enström, Skogforsk
  • Sara Starrsjö, SCA (R&D Centre)

NWBC 2018

RISE is co-arranger of the next Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference that will be held at Scandic Marina Congress Center in Helsinki, Finland on October 23.-25.2018.

Call for papers is open soon

The contributions are expected to address scientific discovery, product and process technology developments and innovations in the value chains for Nordic wood biorefineries. More details about the conference and the call for papers is available on VTT's website.

Program directors

Per Engstrand, professor and program director
Olof Björkqvist, coordinator

Att vara industridoktorand


Research projects in FORIC

Courses for PhD Students