– It is important to highlight successful investments and achievements that can challenge and inspire other companies. I therefore look forward to the jury work and to reading all the nominations, Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn says, Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology.
With these two awards, the government wants to promote Swedish exports and encourage companies - especially small and medium-sized ones - to export. The Government also wants to draw attention to regions that are successfully collaborating between regional actors and have created better conditions for companies to succeed in their export efforts, thereby contributing to increased growth and job creation.
– One of my most important priorities is that more small and medium-sized companies should be able, dare and want to export. With these awards, we want to encourage all our fantastic companies to step out into the world and export even more. This is how we create more jobs and strengthen welfare throughout Sweden, Anna Hellberg says, Minister for Foreign Trade.
The purpose of the awards is to inspire and motivate other companies and regions to follow, and thereby contribute to increased sustainable growth and job creation, throughout the country.
The prize will be awarded annually starting in the autumn of 2021. The winners will then be announced by Foreign Minister Anna Hallberg.
The winners should be good examples of companies and regional collaboration that contribute to exports and visibility for Sweden, which is a source of inspiration and development. The winners are chosen by a jury consisting of Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology, Ulrica Messing, Chairman of Business Sweden, Günther Mårder, CEO of Företagarna, Karl-Henrik Sundström, Chairman of the Expo2020 Committee and Sara Wallin, CEO of Chalmers Innovation.