Mabel AI won the HealthTech Award 2023
HealthTech Award winner 2023
Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre

Mabel AI, company within the Accelerator at Sahlgrenska Science Park, received the Healthtech Award 2023 at the opening of Vitalis, the largest ehealth event in Scandinavia. The award, a cooperation between GREAT, Vitalis and Sahlgrenska Science Park celebrates healthtech innovations that make a difference for people’s lives.

Publish date: 2023-05-23 Text: 
Lizelotte Edvinsson

The award is exclusive for innovative companies based in the Nordics providing a healthtech solution or product that has a positive impact on healthcare, prevention, prediction, health and/or quality of life. Mabel AI was awarded for their innovation providing critical language support when every second counts.

" It feels great. We are still in shock given the other amazing finalists,” said Shahid Jabbar, CTO and co-founder of Mabel AI.

“With a great team, and a fantastic support from Sahlgrenska Science Park, we have managed to create a full privacy preserving deep tech solution to the translation problem.”

The jury's motivation: 

Healthcare is a matter of mastering information and acting on it. 

Bridging frequent language gaps correctly between the patient and the healthcare professional while safeguarding integrity is key to ensure proper and equal care. 

The winner offers speech recognition and real-time translation of medical interaction in an AI in-device, minimizing the risk of misinformation and allowing connection to patients’ medical records with just one click. Even off-line, during war and catastrophes. 

HealthTech Award 2023 goes to an innovation that provides critical language support when every second counts.


•    Frode Langmoen, Ecosystem Development, IBM 

•    Anders Klingström, Director Consulting Services, CGI

•    Ebba Barret, MD, Innovation & healthtech Programme, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

•    Maria Sterner, Manager Vitalis 

•    Annica Grimberg Lignell, Director and Head of the Accelerator @ Sahlgrenska Science Park

•    Marianne Larsson, Director, Healthtech Nordic

•    Markus Lingman, Chief of Strategy, Halland Hospital Group

About Mabel AI

Mabel AI is an accessible high-quality mobile app tool for real-time translation, that enables secure conversations across language barrier