Örebro County’s Legacy of Innovation Leads to Culinary Technologies

The world’s most renowned scientist and inventor, Alfred Nobel, lived in the county of Örebro. It was there he established his laboratory and had his last will and testament approved, which bestowed upon the world its most prestigious scientific award—the Nobel Prize.


Örebro County—At the Forefront of Culinary Development and Innovation

Thanks to scientific endeavors at the Campus Grythyttan School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science at Örebro University, the county of Örebro is pioneering in the development of meal science and gastronomy. It was the first county in the world to introduce meal science as a research field.

The county’s innovation strategy, Smart Specialization, identifies how food is connected not only to the meal experience but also to sustainability, health, and the environment. Innovations in the food segment and food tech are driven by knowledge development within all these areas.

Development of Exciting Climate-Smart Food

Climate-smart food is not only a question of how food is packaged but also what is served. We are looking at climate-smart proteins tailored to a growing, global population. This work involves, for example, developing new and exciting dishes and products made with ingredients such as insects and gray peas.


Örebro County supports innovation by facilitating cooperation between business and research. We work with interesting projects in sensory science, sustainable packaging solutions, and climate-friendly proteins. By creating a knowledge and skills network called the “Meal Laboratory,” Örebro provided a win-win situation for researchers and entrepreneurs.

The region is also strong in autonomous systems, digitalization, and intelligent production systems. Combining its strengths of food and tech, Örebro is creating a new platform for innovation in the spirit of Alfred Nobel.