Launching the HealthTech Award 2021

GREAT and Vitalis team up on a new award, celebrating health tech innovations that make a difference for people’s lives.

Publish date: 2021-03-10

The prize is awarded to an innovative company based in Sweden providing a healthtech solution or product that has a proven positive impact on healthcare, prevention, prediction, health and/or quality of life.

The award is open for applications from today until 30 April and the winner will be announced at the opening of Vitalis, the largest e-health event in Scandinavia, on 18 May 2021.

The prize consists of:

  • Tailored innovation session with IT and business consulting company CGI, focusing on how to improve speed and value from the innovation process Value 50 000 SEK
  • A strategy workshop with Tech Consulting Company HiQ, tailored to the winning company’s digital needs. Value 50 000 SEK
  • Expert legal advice with law firm MAQS
  • Present at one of GREAT’s events during 2021/2022

All approved applicants are offered to give a pre-recorded pitch (max 3 minutes) presented in Vitalis’ digital conference program.

More info and how to apply for The Healthtech Award here

The award shines a light on healthtech innovations that can make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s a way to encourage entrepreneurial spirit and showcase ideas transforming healthcare and social welfare.” Maria Sterner, Manager Vitalis We believe that digitalisation is an enabler for enhanced prediction and treatment of diseases. This award is in line with our ambition to collaborate and bridge the gap between technology solutions and needs within healthcare.” Jerker Lindsten, Chairman, GREAT The winner is selected by the jury, consisting of:

  • Charlotta Gummeson, CEO, Sahlgrenska Science Park
  • Erik Wilhelm Graef Behm, Vice chairman, GREAT
  • Frode Langmoen, Technology Executive Nordic Business Development and ISVs
  • IBM Global Business Partners
  • Helena Theander, Node Manager, AI Sweden
  • Jon Nilsson, Vice President Life Sciences, Government & Health, CGI
  • Lars Lindsköld, Regional Development Officer, Region Västra Götaland
  • Maria Sterner, Manager Vitalis
  • Margareta Wallenten, Director, Healthtech Nordic

What the jury is looking for: Innovation, Involvement of users/patients in development, prediction, sustainability, care outcomes, social impact, scalability and market potential. More details are to be found here. For more information, please contact: Maria Sterner, affärsområdeschef, Vitalis, tel +46 31 708 82 35 Tore Johnsson, styrelseledamot, GREAT, tel +46 70 602 20 90


The award is a co-operation between GREAT and Vitalis.


GREAT is a networking organisation focused on developing the IT-infrastructure in West Sweden. Our mission is to work for the development of the digital society, innovation and quality of life for individuals, companies and organisations. GREAT, founded in 2004, gathers companies, municipalities, universities and telecom operators with interest in the digital infrastructure, to make sure the region around Gothenburg is connected, through a world-class infrastructure to the digital world.

About Vitalis

Vitalis is the largest ehealth event in Scandinavia, a conferences and exhibition focused on transforming healthcare and social welfare. It’s a meeting point for everyone working with business development and ehealth issues within healthcare and welfare. Visitors are from municipalities and county councils as well as from authorities and the private sector.