Since 2017, Sahlgrenska Science Park awards the Arvid Carlsson Award every year in connection with Park Annual. The aim is to pay tribute to innovation, knowledge and competence in conjunction with good entrepreneurship through an award in Nobel Prize winner Arvid Carlsson’s name.
"The Arvid Carlsson Award was a fantastic opportunity for increased visibility as a young medtech startup. The award is important in lifting forward startups that have the potential for meaningful societal impact," says Filip Peters, award winner 2022 for turning smartphones into heart failure monitoring devices with his company Acorai.
At the event Park Annual by Sahlgrenska Science Park on 9 November, he will hand over the trophy to the new award winner.
Winners through the years
Previous winners of the award together with Sahlgrenska Science Park.
The prize is awarded annually in conjunction with Park Annual by Sahlgrenska Science Park.
The award was co-founded by Nobel laureate Arvid Carlsson and Sahlgrenska Science Park.
”I am very happy and proud to give name to an award that strengthens and celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship while paying attention to the importance of continuous skills development,” said Arvid Carlsson in 2017.
About Arvid Carlsson
Arvid Carlsson was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2000 for his discoveries concerning neurotransmitters in the nervous system. In addition to a key role in research and medicine, he was also a true entrepreneur, active in Sahlgrenska Science Park’s community for many years.
Who can get the award?
Nominated entrepreneurs in life science who drive development for human health and wellbeing.
The ambition is to give recognition and honor to promising and future entrepreneurs in academia, healthcare and industry to stimulate continued learning and networking in the global arena that is life science.
What does the prize consist of?
In addition to honors and diplomas, the prize consists of a challenge prize as well as participation in an international conference including travel and accommodation. Lessons learned from the conference will be described afterwards in conjunction with a lecture for entrepreneurs and companies at Sahlgrenska Science Park.
Awards in cooperation with Sahlgrenska Science Park
Celebrating healthtech innovations
The prize is awarded to an innovative company based in the Nordics, providing a healthtech solution or product that has a proven positive impact on healthcare, prevention, prediction, health and/or quality of life.
Organised by GREAT and Vitalis in cooperation with Sahlgrenska Science Park.