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.