The Athena Award 2017
|Coordinator||BONNIER BUSINESS MEDIA SWEDEN AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 185 000|
|Project duration||April 2017 - December 2017|
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 dagensmedicin.se.