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Think of an entrepreneur that deserves to be celebrated

Nominate your candidate for the 5th Arvid Carlsson Award by Sahlgrenska Science Park. The winner will be recognized at the virtual life science event Park Annual on 7 October 2021.

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.

Anna-Carin Olin with Team PExA won the award in 2020. On 7 October the trophy will be handed over to the new award winner at the 16th Park Annual.

Nominate your candidate

Making a nomination is quick and easy. Just click the link or send an email to arvidcarlssonaward@sahlgrenskasciencepark.se to provide the name of the nominee, contact details and your justification. Nominations are being accepted through 13 September.

What the jury is looking for

The prize is awarded to an entrepreneur who drives development forward for people’s health and welfare.

The ambition is to give recognition and honour to promising and future entrepreneurs in academia, healthcare and industry to stimulate continued learning and networking in the global arena that is life science.

The jury consists of members from the board of Sahlgrenska Science Park as well as representatives from the industry and academia.

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.

"I am very happy and proud to name an award that strengthens and celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship while paying attention to the importance of constant competence development," said Arvid Carlsson when the award was established in 2017.

More about Arvid Carlsson Award and previous winners.

Photo: Winners of the Arvid Carlsson Award 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

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Sahlgrenska Science Park is an inclusive Open Arena for the new world of Life Science, focusing on innovation and business acceleration. Well-connected and with a non-profit approach, we provide the Life Science community with tailored advice and support to match and catalyse ideas. Bringing together the powers of industry, academia, healthcare and government, we offer an ecosystem for innovators and businesses to collaborate and grow within. Our vision is to establish West Sweden as a world class life science region by 2030, with sustainable and competitive companies on a global market.

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Press contact Head of Communication +46 700 809 039
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Sahlgrenska Science Park is an inclusive Open Arena for the new world of Life Science, focusing on innovation and business acceleration. Well-connected and with a non-profit approach, we provide the Life Science community with tailored advice and support to match and catalyse ideas. Bringing together the powers of industry, academia, healthcare and government, we offer an ecosystem for innovators and businesses to collaborate and grow within. Our vision is to establish West Sweden as a world class life science region by 2030, with sustainable and competitive companies on a global market.

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