During 2010-11, filmmaker Folke Rydén made his film Livsviktigt (Vital). The film demonstrated the importance of R&D and innovation and was funded by the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, the Swedish Research Council Formas, the Swedish Research Council and VINNOVA.
A number of excerpts from this film appeared on Swedish Television’s science magazine Vetenskapens Värld (World of Science) in the spring of 2011. Whilst making Livsviktigt, Rydén also produced some fascinating profiles of researchers in various fields. These are presented below.
Other researcher profiles by Folke Rydén can be seen on the forskning.se YouTube channel.