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Time to apply for the Vitalis Scholarship 2021

Innovations within health and social care.

8.2 - 13.4.2021, Sweden
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Vitalis’ scholarship puts the spotlight on initiatives that use digitalisation and innovation to benefit individuals, businesses, and society. The idea can be about a product, a project, or a method or way of working. The annual scholarship is awarded to individuals working in health and social care.

The Vitalis scholarship was established in collaboration with TietoEVRY, Health & Care Nordic.



Innovations should be able to demonstrate increased benefits for care recipients, users, patients, staff, organizations, and/or the national economy. There will also be extra consideration given to an innovation if it has been implemented or if a decision to implement has been made.

The scholarship is worth SEK 50,000 and will be distributed over one or two grants from the municipality and/or region. Applicants can be active in health and social care that is run privately or on behalf of the municipality or region.

The scholarship is open to applicants from Sweden, Norway and Denmark and has been established in by Vitalis in partnership with TietoEVRY, Health & Care Nordic.


15 minutes of fame

Three finalists will be selected to present their innovation during Vitali’s 2021 conference where a judging panel will select the winner. This is a fantastic opportunity to spread the news of your innovation and reach a vast and relevant target audience group!


Scholarship judging panel

A scholarship judging panel will be responsible for deciding the winner. The jury will include people with competence from either direct or indirect care and nursing work. The judging panel’s decision will be final, and appeals will not be accepted.


Assessment criteria

The judging panel will assess:

  • The effect of the innovation
  • How the innovation has been/will be implemented within an organization
  • If the opportunities can be disseminated nationally
  • How the innovation benefits the individual (care recipient, patient, users, relative), staff within the municipality/region, and/or the finances of these stakeholders


Judging panel members

  • Hanna Svensson, Patient engagement advocate (Spetspatient)
  • Johanna Ulfvarson, Expert research and eHealth, Swedish Nurses’ Association
  • Martin Rydmark, Emeritus Professor of Medical Informatics, Sahlgrenska Akademien
  • Patrik Sundström, Programme Manager for eHealth, SKL
  • Nasim Bergman Farrokhnia, Chair of the eHealth Medical Association
  • Patric Nilson, Head of SSP Nordic, TietoEVRY


General information

The scholarship shortlist will be announced in 2021. The finalists will be given an opportunity to make a short presentation about their innovation during Vitali’s 2021 conference.  A judging panel will assess each presentation and a winner will be selected and announced for each category. The scholarship winner will be presented their price at the Vitali 2021 conference evening event.

Applications can be made using the form on this page. Short films describing the innovation and/or any current or future implementation can be submitted with applications. Please state in the application form if a supporting film has been attached. All applications should be sent to:


Scholarship applications must be received by the jury no later than the 12th of April 2021.

Finalists will receive a complimentary conference pass for the entirety of the event; however, all hotel and travel costs are not covered and are the responsibility of the individual. The winners will take part in the Vitali 2021 conference evening event on the 19th May, including an overnight stay in the hotel after the dinner.

Personal information provided in applications will only be used by Svenska Mässan for the purpose of reviewing the submission.


Vitalis scholarship 2020

Måns Lööf, Region Gävleborg was the winner of the Vitalis scholarship 2020.

Please direct questions to:

Maria Sterner
Conference Manager Vitalis, Sweden
+46 (0) 31 708 8235
Patric Nilson
Head of SSP Nordic, TietoEVRY
+46 70 292 5805

Contact us

Suzana Johansson

Head of MarCom Health & Care Nordic

Date and place

8.2 - 13.4.2021
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