Innovation team


    Björn Lagerman

    Project manager

    Area of responsibility; Idea, project owner, project manager, financial control, method development, marketing.
    Experience: Business owner Fribi HB, 45 years of semi professional beekeeping . Inventor of the ”fribi system- frameless honeyhandling” see . Initiator and leader of several large projects on regional and national level.

      Daniel Hjerth

      Area of responsibility: Developing varroa image analyzing software based on neural networks.
      Specialist in Fast-RCNN (Fast Regions with Convolutional Neural Networks) and similar methods (YOLO and ordinary RCNN)
      • Location: Enköping
      • Website: Link

        Emil Romanus


        Area of responsibility; Development of software for analyzing images of varroa. App-development that provides the GUI between users and the technology that delivers the re- sults. Development of structure and content for database and community services.
        Experience: 15 year in the industry. Owner and CEO Bithack AB and Teorem AB. Numerous cut- ting edge projects. Developer of the ”MegaGraph” tool for image analytics. Open source github.

          Erik Österlund

          Beekeeping expert

          Area of responsibility; International marketing in magazines, social forums and communities. Shared resp. in biological phase of method development.
          Experience: Beekeeping techniques for 40 years, breeding programs, international network, former editor of the national Swedish Beekeeping magazine for 30 years, business owner fa Elgon.

            Jens Frank


            Area of responsibility; Design of expanded pilot study, evaluation and scientific stan- dards.
            Experience: Researcher at SLU in the field of big predators, interdisciplinary research human-ani- mal, expert and author of books on training service dogs. Beekeeper for 10 years.

              Oscar Franzén

              Programmer, neural networks

              Area of responsibility: Developing varroa image analyzing software based on neural networks.
              Experience: Focusing on neural networks and deep learning at KTH. Trained in bioinformatics and neurobiology in French elite university. Beekeeper with ecological farming.

                Rikard Lagerman

                Area of responsibility; Design and supervision of digital solutions.

                Experience: Specialist on system integration, international collaboration on leading online game providing coordination business.

                    Susanna Kivling


                    Area of responsibility; Extended pilot survey investigator, field sampling, testing; shared resp. manual image analyzing. Shared resp. marketing and publications.
                    Experience: Msc in Animal Science, Field research on biological data, author in beekeeping press, translator of technical manuals from german – swedish. Attending Higher Vocational Education for beekeepers.




                      Atsuto Maki

                      Advisor machine learning

                      Associate Professor, KTH, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Interaction

                      • Location: Stockholm
                      • Website: Link

                        Joachim de Miranda

                        Advisor beekeeping

                        Docent/Associate Professor SLU, expert bees/viruses/varroa

                          Randy Oliver

                          Advisor beekeeping

                          Worldleading authority, applied research on beekeeping issues. Columnist American Bee Journal.

                          • Location: CA, USA
                          • Website: Link

                            Serge Belongie

                            Advisor image analysing

                            prof. Cornell Univ. Worldleading authority, digital image analysis. Developer of Visipedia.

                            • Location: Ithaca, New York, USA
                            • Website: Link