In november, Jakob Dahlberg, founder of Arthro Therapeutics AB - a company that has developed a whole new way of treating people with osteoarthritis, received the national prize for young innovators that is handed out by the Swedish foundation SKAPA.
After having qualified himself in a regional final, Jakob received the national prize due to Joint Academy making early treatment of osteoarthritis available for a large number of people. The product increases availability of healthcare and also tailors the treatment to each individual using medical specialists. All of this is done in a qualitative and socially economically positive way.
- We’ve combined knowledge from research with smart technology in order for us to be able to give more people the tailored treatment they need and that has proven to give great results. Access to both treatment and information is crucial for the public health, and our goal is to reach the osteoarthritis population all over the world with our program, Jakob Dahlberg states.
About the prize and the SKAPA-foundation
The SKAPA prize is founded in the memory of the inventor Alfred Nobel. Its purpose is to support the inventors of today so that they can develop their innovations into products and services in today’s market. In addition to the national prize of 550.000 SEK, 24 county finalists get 10.000 SEK each plus a diploma. The winner of Skåne county is named by a county jury and is given by the governor. Almi Skåne is the organizer of the events. With the prize, SKAPA wants to highlight the importance that innovations have for the economical development. A requisite for growth is creative thinking, which is why the SKAPA-prize has such a great importance in its role of creating energy. Behind the foundation is both Stockholmsmässan and the Swedish Cooperation for Innovators, with support from Almi Företagspartner AB, VINNOVA, the Patents- and Registrations Office, and the foundation Agne Johansson's Memory Fund. SKAPA the Innovator of the Future has the chance of winning up to 75.000 SEK nationally.