Arvid Carlsson Award

Arvid Carlsson Award by Sahlgrenska Science park

Innovation and knowledge in conjunction with good entrepreneurship is tributed when Sahlgrenska Science Park is awarding a prize in Nobel laureate Arvid Carlsson’s honour.

The winners

Anders Hyltander, winner 2021


Anders Hyltander, Surgical Science

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Anna-Carin Olin, PExA


Anna-Carin Olin, with team PExA

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Jens Nielsen, ACA winner 2019


Professor Jens Nielsen

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Kristina Lagerstedt and Susanne Staaf, ACA 2018


Kristina Lagerstedt and Susanne Staaf, founders of 1928 Diagnostics

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Erik Gatenholm and Hector Martinez, ACA 2017


Erik Gatenholm and Hector Martinez, founders of CELLINK (BICO)

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”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 when the award was founded in 2017. 

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. Arvid Carlsson was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2000 for ”his discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system”.

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.

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