“This year’s recipients are all trailblazers in technical development that is of crucial significance for our future – everything from fossil-free energy, semiconductor technology and the transition to sustainable growth in industry, to the internet which we now consider a natural part of our daily lives,” says Tuula Teeri, President of IVA.
The jury explains its selection of the IVA Gold Medal recipients in 2022 as follows:
- Professor Lars Samuelson is awarded the Great Gold Medal for his internationally recognised, outstanding achievements as an innovative researcher and research director in nanoscience and nanotechnology, and for putting his scientific results to use, especially in the area of semiconductor technology.
- Victoria van CampEng is awarded the Gold Medal for her outstanding ability to demonstrate and highlight the pleasure and the importance of pursuing a career in engineering, and for her outstanding achievements as a leader in technology development and new business models for the transition to sustainable growth.
- Peter Carlsson MSc Bus. Econ., CEO and a founder of Northvolt, is awarded the Gold Medal for his outstanding entrepreneurship, leadership and innovative ability in running and developing groundbreaking megaprojects in battery manufacturing for society’s transition to a fossil-free energy supply.
- Peter Löthberg is awarded the Gold Medal for his exceptional work on the global development of the internet and its establishment early on in Sweden.
The Gold Medals will be presented at IVA’s Annual Meeting
The Gold Medals will be presented by IVA’s Patron H.M. the King in connection with IVA’s Annual Meeting on 28 October 2022.