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NEXER INNOVATION RACE 2021

Out of the 168 applications in Dream Big 2021, four finalists were selected to pitch their ideas to the jury. The winner was announced during Nexer Summit on November 25 and received a check for 1 million SEK. Take part of the award ceremony, winner interview and all the finalist entries below!

FINALIST: COMPULAR

With the help of innovative software, Compular can simulate and analyse optimal chemical compositions to achieve the smartest energy storage. This leads to more environmentally friendly batteries with both higher energy density and longer life – which in turn contributes to the transition to a more sustainable society.

FINALIST: NAVARI

Navari’s innovation can improve the living situation for people diagnosed with liver cancer. The technology simplifies navigation during peephole surgeries and increases the precision in removing cancerous tumors. With the help of AR projection, the surgeon sees a live updated image in real time and thus gets an exact overview of how the tumor is located, how big it is and what it looks like.

FINALIST: SWIFTLY

Swiftly is a digital platform that uses machine learning to automate the hiring process for companies, recruiters and job seekers. Their goal is to connect recruiters and job seekers in a neutral, self-sufficient ecosystem without revealing any personal information prior to the interview. Swiftly’s AI handles the entire process up until the interview.

WINNER: THERMAISCAN

Thermaiscan’s innovation enables early detection of breast cancer with the help of AI, thermal imaging technology and a smartphone. The product is perfect for mini clinics, primary care and health care professionals who visit patients at home, or in rural areas. In addition to being a portable solution, a non-specialist can perform the examination by having the AI analyse the result.

THE JOURNEY

PITCH DAY

The finalists present their ideas to the jury.

WINNER INTERVIEW

Meet the 2021 winner: Arby Leonian from Thermaiscan.
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THE JURY’S MOTIVATION

”By combining the right people and skills, the winning team has created a smart solution that overcomes geographical, societal, and educational barriers to reduce human suffering and improve quality of life. The solution is innovative, scalable, and cost-effective, and creates a paradigm shift within global health care.”

MEMBERS OF THE JURY

LENA APLER

Entrepreneur and founder of Collector Bank. She has received several business awards, including the business community’s most powerful female entrepreneur two years in a row. She is also a co-founder of Nätverket 17, working to get more women to build large companies. This autumn Lena is one of five dragons in SVT’s Draknästet (Dragons’ Den).

VIKTOR FRISK

Media specialist and driven entrepreneur that already in his early years understood the potential in digital media. He’s the co-founder of Reach Media who helps companies create better result and maximum reach in social media. Viktor is also as an artist, author, and influencer.

MALIN FRITHIOFSSON

Program Manager at Startup Norway, President of Women in Tech – Gothenburg, founder of the WITGBG Venture Studio, and CEO of the micro-investment firm by the (v) sea. Malin wears many metaphorical hats and has thrown them all into the ring of venture creation, start-up investments, innovation, and equality. In 2021 she was a finalist for IT-woman of the year in Sweden – and won the title of “Start-up ecosystem supporter of the year” at the Global Start-up Awards.

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LARS KRY (CHAIRMAN)

CEO at Nexer and board member of several organizations.

JOHAN MAGNUSSON

Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Chair of the Department of Applied IT and Director of SCDI Gothenburg (Swedish Center for Digital Innovation). When Johan is not involved in research or teaching, he is engaged as an advisor to primarily large organisations and as board member.

TUVA PALM

Digitalisation expert, board director professional, angel investor and executive advisor to companies in expansion phases. Tuva is CPO at Utopia Music, runs STHLM TECH Meetup and is a founding partner of SHE Invest. She is one of the most powerful tech women in Sweden, known for having digitalised and expand companies like Klarna and Nordnet.

BINETTE SECK

CSR and Academy Lead at Space, Europe’s first and largest Digital Culture Center in Stockholm. She is also a partner at iCog Anyone Can Code as well as Concept Leader at Changers Hub. Binette has worked in tech for over 14 years, many of them at IVA – The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Binette’s career has taken her from a childhood in Tensta, Paris and Dakar, to being ranked as one of Sweden’s top 33 female Tech Leaders.

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Erik Jivmark

CEO at Volvo Car Mobility, a company he was part of starting and has now grown the team to 150 people and more then 150 000 registered users in Sweden. He takes a design driven approach and apply agile values and principles in both product development and organisational building. Erik has also more than 10 years of international experience working for leading companies. He launched the first global e-commerce solution for Volvo Cars.

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Send an email to dreambig@nexergroup.com or contact Beatrice Silow, Head of Communication, beatrice.silow@nexergroup.com or phone +46 703791506