23 May 12:30 - 17:00Malmö Arena hotel

During the Packbridge Startup Day on May 23, we are introducing the selected companies, participating in our competition.

The Packbridge Challenge is a competition for startups and entrepreneurial companies. A first part of the Packbridge Challenge, called the Packbridge Startup Day, is taking place on May 23, Malmö. The second part of the competition is scheduled during the Top Packaging Summit, September 19 in Malmö. The winner will be announced the same day during the dinner after the Top Packaging Summit. 

What's behind the challenge?

It's simple. One of Packbridge goals is to invigorate the entrepreneurs and startups within the packaging and logistic value chain in order to facilitate innovation and present new ideas to the entire packaging value chain. We know that our members, the industry, companies and society all benefit from effective matching with startups.

You are part of the change!

We need you, forward thinking professionals, representatives from the Industry, Academia and Public Sector. The entrepreneurs need you! Come and show your support and interest to drive innovation within the packaging industry. Meet the entrepreneurs who are eager to present their ideas! There might be a perfect match for you! 

Who should come? 

  • You who are interested in new ideas, solutions and technology
  • You who are responsible to create opportunities for all viable ideas in the company
  • You who want to drive innovation
  • You who know that meetings and networking facilitate innovations 

All you need to know

On May 23 selected companies will pitch their ideas and solutions for a  jury  consisting of investors and experts from the whole packaging value chain. Read more about the competition here

Inspirational Speakers

Lasse Köhler
Senior Venture Analyst @ Maersk

Venturing into Startup land

Maersk Growth was established in the beginning of 2017 with the mandate to invest in early stage startups working on disruptive technologies impacting the future of trade & logistics. Being a corporate investor requires a dedicated approach towards merging the scale & execution power of Maersk Group with the agility and creativity of startups. In this inspirational talk, Lasse Köhler & Philip Adrian will share key learnings from Maersk Growth’s corporate venture journey and their framework for successful startup-corporate collaboration.

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Philip Adrian
Senior Venture Developer @ Maersk

Venturing into Startup land

Maersk Growth was established in the beginning of 2017 with the mandate to invest in early stage startups working on disruptive technologies impacting the future of trade & logistics. Being a corporate investor requires a dedicated approach towards merging the scale & execution power of Maersk Group with the agility and creativity of startups. In this inspirational talk, Lasse Köhler & Philip Adrian will share key learnings from Maersk Growth’s corporate venture journey and their framework for successful startup-corporate collaboration.

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Jury 2019

Kajsa Dahlin
Group Innovation Manager @ AR Packaging

AR Packaging is always aiming to challenge the existing and explore new opportunities. Entrepreneurial thinking is in our DNA since our company origin (Åkerlund & Rausing) and we want to nurture creativity in many different ways. New-comers help us all who are part of the packaging value chain to question the traditional and explore alternatives. 

We want to support initiatives which advance packaging innovation and encourage more people to share our passion for sustainable packaging solutions.

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Gustav Ahlblad
Product Development Manager @ The Absolut Company

The Absolut Company is strongly driven by entrepreneurship and creativity and we are always in search for innovative and sustainable solutions. Being a part of the jury is a way to support startup companies and entrepreneurs, as well as to benefit from Packbridge´s strong network and position in the packaging industry.

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Annelie Moldin
Scientific project manager, R&D @ Lantmännen

Lantmännen it always looking for cooperation’s with other companies, start ups and academia. Packaging is a very interesting area and to be part of this jury will give us an opportunity to meet start ups and be a part of the future development of packaging.

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Allan Dickner
Packaging Development Manager @ IKEA of Sweden

It’s about supporting new ways of thinking, which will be essential for the whole packaging industry. I’m always keen on new innovations and personally, I have a number of patents in my bag. With my own experiences in this field, I think I can contribute, at least a bit of positive energy.

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Johan Mårtensson
Business Development & Innovation Manager @ Duni AB

We at Duni believe it is important to be active in different networks and support start up communities. Here we can provide our market knowledge, share real needs and our network. By doing this we believe the potential for innovation will go so much faster than if we would do everything ourselves. We can get back a lot and at the same time also help others succeed.

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Christoffer Windal
Christoffer Windal Business Development Manager – Cartonboard Nordics @ BillerudKorsnäs

Our mission at BillerudKorsnäs is to challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future and I hope to see start-ups who share this mindset. Cooperation is the basis of innovation and creativity and that’s a strong reason for us to support this initiative.

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Marie Fornehed
Packaging & Industrialisation Manager @ Paulig Foods

Packaging development is always high on Paulig Foods agenda, not least considering our environmental commitment. Therefore, it is self-evident for us to support initiatives that reward innovative and innovative solutions in packaging.

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Anders Källman
Managing Director @ Multivac

Multivac sees innovations as a clear necessity for developing new ideas, which makes it possible for the packaging industry to adapt to changes and new demands. Being a part of the jury is important to the Multivac Group, as part of the whole packaging value chain, and in that way being able to bring forward innovations. Minimizing the environmental impact as well as the food waste and optimizing the shelf lifetime is core to us at Multivac.

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Anna Vilén
Communications Strategist @ Sysav

As a recycling company we deal with the problems that arise when the industry hasn’t thought enough about sustainability matters. Working upstream and being part of Packbridge means that we can be part of the solution.

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Preliminary Agenda

Registration and Coffee

30min

Welcome and introduction

Marie Malmberg Lavsen and Svetlana Eskebaek, Packbridge

10min

Inspirational speakers - Maersk

Venturing into Startup land

Lasse Köhler, Senior Venture Analyst & Philip Adrian Senior Venture Developer @ Maersk

30min

First batch of startup presentations

60min

Coffee break

30min

Second batch of startup presentations

80min

Mingle

30min

End of the day

About Packbridge

Packbridge is an industry driven networking community for the entire packaging value chain. The unique value is coming from connecting industry with academia, public sector and startup community. The goal is to facilitate innovation and long term sustainable development in the packaging industry. We believe that sharing knowledge and the power of diversity have a positive effect on the competitiveness of organisations.

What does Packbridge offer?

  • Access to one of the biggest packaging networks
  • Startup community
  • A network for Professional Women in the Packaging industry
  • Interactive conferences, workshops and seminars
  • International exposure
  • Involvement in multi-disciplinary projects
  • Matchmaking

Packbridge creates meeting places that give you opportunity to think in new ways, challenge yourself and push you forward. Bring your knowledge and we can go further together. Join us!