MMTC celebrates 20 years

On Thursday 26th January, MMTC hosted the first of our 20th anniversary celebration activities: ’Innovation for societal transformation’.

Throughout 2023, we celebrate 20 years of MMTC! We kicked this off with a great event on the 26th January focussed on ’Innovation for societal transformation’. The evening included interesting presentations, idea generation and a chance to mingle with both MMTC members, JIBS colleagues and external partners.

Background to the event: On the 15th of December, Anders Melander with the support of MMTC, JIBS and external partners submitted a funding application to the Kamprad Foundation for a program focused on how to develop systematic innovation practices that transform sustainability challenges into business opportunities in SMEs (SHIFT).

When preparing the application, Anders was approached by the Frans och Carl Kempe foundation. They recognized the importance of the challenge this program will address and further identified a specific challenge related to the wood manufacturing industry. As a result, they have decided to fund a complementary research project focusing on this industry.

On January 26th, we had the opportunity to learn more about the proposed program and celebrate the donation from the Frans and Carl Kempe Foundation.

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Man talking to group
Two men presenting to audience