The prize ceremony took place on 1 February in Stockholm. Lundqvist trä – which offers whole buildings online – was the recipient. The prize, apart from being an honour, includes a knowledge trip to Germany later this spring. Samuel Holmström and Jens Lundqvist accepted the prize.
Two honourable mentions were also announced. One was for Fanhultstvätten in Älmhult. The jury explained its decision by describing how the company, through digitalisation, is helping its customers improve efficiency in work clothes management based on a highly transparent business model. Patrik Svensson received flowers and a ticket to Germany alongside Majvor Svensson who started the company’s digitalisation journey when she purchased a PC in 1983.
The other honourable mention was for Atacac for the way it is changing how people purchase clothes. It creates digital copies of customers online so they can try clothes on in a virtual dressing room. Rickard Lindqvist, one of the founders, received a certificate, flowers and tickets for two to Germany.
Flowers were also presented to finalists John Elliot and Veronica Kullengård from air cleaning company 3 Nine, and Örjan Vorrei and Aron Olberg from Södra Skog who created an app that helps forest owners in their day-to-day work.
The prizes were presented by State Secretary Eva Lindström of the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, IVA’s President Tuula Teeri with Göran Persson, Siemens and Torbjörn Holmström, Volvo Group.