The different actors will contribute to ScanOats in various ways. Partners from the academies provide an international, interdisciplinary network of knowledge and resources such as plant breeding techniques, advanced cultivation trials, analytical instruments, pilot plants for small scale food production, and facilities for clinical trials.
Five academic institutions are involved in the centre: Department of Chemistry, Lund University, Food for Health Science Centre, Lund University, Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish Agricultural University (SLU-Alnarp), Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), Umeå University and Swedish Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (JTI), Skara.
The companies involved have a great overall knowledge of marketing and sales, and has distribution channels in Sweden and internationally, which means that new products efficiently can reach consumers worldwide. The companies also provide resources in the form of facilities for pilot plants, scale-up and quality laboratories, as well as economical funding of the research. Additionally, around 80 corporate members within the agricultural sector are linked to SLU Alnarp which enables close contact with the cultivation of oats.
The different research areas within ScanOats have been divided into five inter-related subprojects which are listed in the left column.