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The Athena Award 2017

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Funding from Vinnova SEK 185 000
Project duration April 2017 - December 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The Athena Award highlights innovative clinical research being done cooperatively by healthcare organisations, academia and enterprise. The criterias are medical need, innovation, degree of priority, scientific quality, public good and degree of collaboration. The winning project is granted 150 000 SEK for education. This year the prize was awarded to SMS Liväddare during a ceremony lead by the Swedish minister of enterprise, Mikael Damberg.

Expected results and effects

The Athena award successfully highlighted the need for collaboration between healthcare organisations, academia and enterprise.

Planned approach and implementation

It was open to everyone to nominate during spring 2017. The jury then made a first selection and the most relevant projects were asked to send in a more fullfilling application. These were then analyzed by the jury and the winner was decided in october. The winning project was covered by a story in Dagens Medicin and at

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2017-03470

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