A good design should fulfill the current needs as well as retain a presence and adapt to the future

The Grand Award of Design is a prestigious Swedish award recognizing products and services that excel in creativity, sustainability, innovation, functionality, and business potential.

This is the The Grand Award of Design

Design is a key to competitiveness and profitability. This is why Teknikföretagen’s Grand Award of Design has been established as an institution.

The significance of design in terms of ensuring competitiveness and profitability was behind the establishment of the Grand Award of Design, which the employer organisation Teknikföretagen launched in 2003. 

Previous Winners

The Grand Award of Design is an annual award established by Teknikföretagen, an employer organization, in partnership with Techarenan. The award recognizes companies that have gone above and beyond in their design efforts, demonstrating innovation, creativity, and a deep understanding of their target audience’s needs.

2020 - Powerfoyle
Powerfoyle is revolutionizing consumer electronics with its solar cell solution based on artificial photosynthesis, which charges in both indoor and outdoor lights and creates infinite energy. With a flexible design, which can be designed and adapted to the product it is integrated into, it paves the way for enormous commercial success.
2019 - BIO X
With the cost-effective BIO X, researchers can 3D print human organs. This is the bioprinter of the future from CELLINK, which has received praise from researchers from around the world.
2018 - Kalk
Light, silent and environmentally friendly - with a trend-setting and unexpected design - the electric off-road motorcycle Kalk challenges the traditional motorcycle culture. Weighing only 65 kilograms, powered by an electric drivetrain and with tires that wear less on the ground, it creates a whole new category of adventure.
2017 - ACX Power Ascender
ACX Power Ascender is a tool that has revolutionized rope-access work in maintenance and rescue services, etc. By using design in a strategic way in its product development, Actsafe has created a product that contains both driving pleasure and safety considerations in the same product.
2016 - Pocket operators
Pocket operators are small, light and stripped-down synthesizers that simplify music creation. With a compact, functional design and modern aesthetics, as well as, an attractive price level, they have created a commercial success.
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The Grand Award of Design has two categories: Gold and Pioneer. The Grand Design Award Gold is the main category where the winner will receive a cash prize of 250,000 SEK. The Pioneer award aims at smaller companies/startups and the winner will receive a cash prize of 100,000 SEK. 

Last day to appy 2023 was September 10 th.

The finalists will be revealed here on October 19 th. 


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Omid Ekhlasi