They are receiving IVA’s Gold Medals 2018 for progress in research and technology

A professor in control engineering, a top industry profile, an IT security expert and a professor in economics. Progress in research and technology is in focus as the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) awards this year’s four Gold Medals.

IVA’s Gold Medals for important contributions in technology, economics and to society go to:

  • Professor Lennart Ljung (Great Gold Medal) for his fundamental achievements in the area of control theory – ranging from deep to practical theoretical applications. 
  • Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder, Ph.C, for strengthening the internet’s global digital infrastructure.  
  • Dr. (h.c.) Rune Andersson for his successful leadership in large public companies in combination with the creation of his own group of companies.
  • Professor Torsten Persson for his innovative research at the intersection of economics and political science. 


“We award our Gold Medals to shine a spotlight on people who give us hope for the future through their unique contributions within research or business development. Technology is creating solutions for many of mankind’s great challenges,” says Tuula Teeri, President of IVA. 

700 guests who are representatives from the Riksdag (parliament) and the Government, prominent engineers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and others will attend the award ceremony and festivities at IVA’s 99th Annual Meeting and Banquet on Friday 26 October in Stockholm City Hall.