The King takes part in a Royal Technology Mission visit to Växjö
The King during a visit to HP Tronic in Ljungby. Photo: Jonas Carlsson/Kronoberg County Administrative Board
On Thursday 6 October and Friday 7 October, The King took part in a Royal Technology Mission visit on behalf of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
The aim of the trip was to visit a number of Småland companies that can act as models of Swedish innovation. On Thursday, the delegation visited a food company and a design company, ending the day at Linnaeus University where a panel chaired by County Governor Kristina Alsér discussed entrepreneurship, taking Småland as a model. The evening concluded with a dinner at the County Governor's official residence. The Royal Technology Mission continued on Friday, with visits to three technology and innovation companies. The full programme was as follows: Thursday 6 October 09:00 Arrival in Växjö County Governor Kristina Alsér welcomed the delegation. 10:00 Visit to Ello Lammhult Host: MD Kent Andersson. Ello Lammhult is a family business that produces a range of traditional food products, such as smoked sausage, veal brawn, black pudding, liver pâté and many other types of sausage. 11:15 Visit to Lammhults Design Group Host: President and CEO Anders Rothstein. Lammhults Design Group manufactures and sells Swedish designer furniture. 12:00 Lunch 13:15 Depart by bus for Växjö 14:00 Visit to Emballator in Växjö Host: MD Camilla Simonsson. Emballator Växjöplast develops and manufactures bottle caps for the world's leading brands. 15:30 Visit to Linnaeus University Host: Pro-Rector Lena Fritzén. 16:30 Panel debate with businesspeople and young entrepreneurs Host: County Governor Kristina Alsér. 19:15 Dinner at the County Governor's official residence in Växjö Host: County Governor Kristina Alsér. Friday 7 October 07:30 Departure for Hovmantorp 08:00 Visit to LG Produkter, Hovmantorp Host: MD Ulf Åström. LG Produkter is a family business specialising in sheep handling equipment. Many of its products are developed and manufactured in-house. 10:30 Visit to HP Tronic in Ljungby Host: MD Stefan Hörberg. HP Tronic develops testing systems for industrial companies. 12:00 Lunch 13:30 Visit to NIBE AB, Markaryd Host: President and Group CEO Gerteric Lindquist. NIBE is the Nordic region's biggest manufacturer of domestic heating products. 14:30 Coach transfer to Halmstad Airport and summary of visit.