WELCOME TO CURIOSUM (former Sliperiet)

In April 2019, Sliperiet changed it´s name to Curiosum and merged with the science center Umevatoriet. This autumn we will take the next step. and together with our tenants move into the renewed premises of Sliperiet at Arts Campus at Umeå University.

In 2020 Curiosum will open. A new science center, to inspire young and old with science and technology. We believe curiosity can change the world.

Look out for our new website coming soon!

eMultitrophic Eco-system demonstrated at PLATSEN 2016


Researchers from Umeå Plant Science Centre demonstrated a model for sustainable agriculture as part of the conference PLATSEN.

PLATSEN 2016 gathered over 200 participants from relevant organisations and research areas to explore the site as a catalyst for sustainability. The conference was organised at Sliperiet by Umeå University in collaboration with Umeå Municipality and the Swedish governments' Scientific Advisory Board for Sustainability.

As well as inspiring lectures and networking, participants were able to experience a number of installations. One of these was developed and built by a team from Plant Physiology (UPSC) at Umeå University, led by Olivier Keech who is assistant professor there. The team built an in-situ experimental multi-trophic farming setup, comprising various approaches such as aquaculture, compost recycling, bioreactors as well as aero-/hydroponics. The setup proposes a potential model for sustainable food production and drew a lot of interest from passers-by during the installation work as well as from participants at the conference. Following the conference, Keech and his team have had discussions with some of the contacts made at PLATSEN to see how the system could be implemented in larger scale.