Here are the Finalists in The Grand Award of Design 2023

Six finalists over two categories have been selected for the Grand Award of Design 2023.

The finalists for this year’s Grand Award of Design, earlier “Stora Designpriset”, have been selected. The juries in the two categories Gold and Pioneer have each selected three finalists among a long row of entries.

The award focuses on design excellence in connection to commercial success and sustainability. The organizers are Teknikföretagen in cooperation with Techarenan, the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries.

In the Gold category, Stilride with the electric motorbike Stilride 1 made through a patented curve folded steel, strength equipment company Eleiko with its barbell collar Öppen Collar, and water cleaning company Wayout International with its Plug-and-Play drinking water systems, are selected. The three finalists compete for a cash prize of 250,000 SEK.

Michael Henriksson, VP & Head of Design, Bang & Olufsen, is one member of the Gold category jury:

”We’ve seen many outstanding submissions, and the jury’s work has been quite challenging. Yet what characterizes the finalists is their multifaceted considerations of design, coupled with a clear path to commercial success.”

In the Pioneer category, electric boat motor producer Zparq with its Z10 model, circular sanitation company Harvest Moon with its waterless toilet Luna, and Volumental with its 3D Foot Scanner, are competing for the cash prize of 100,000 SEK.

“Many of the applicants focus on sustainability and making the world a better place, something that’s mirrored in the selected pioneer finalists who all have great potential to solve challenges on several levels”, says Tommy Fondelius, COO of Techarenan and a member of the Pioneer category jury.

The winners will be announced at a gala on October 26 and publicly announced the day after on October 27.

Finalists 2023:


Stilride – Stilride 1

Eleiko – Öppen Collar

Wayout International – Plug-and-Play drinking water systems


Zparq – Z10

Harvest Moon – Luna

Volumental – 3D Foot Scanner

Previous Winners:

2020 – Exeger for Powerfoyle (used on sun powered headphones).

2019 – Bico Group for the 3D bioprinter BIO X.

2018 – CAKE for the electric motorbike Kalk.

2017 – Actsafe for ACX Power Ascender.

2016 – Teenage Engineering for pocket operators.

2015 – Husqvarna Technical Extreme.

2014 – Ericsson for A.I.R.

2013 – Hestra gloves.

2012 – POC for the helmet Trabec.

2011 – Bellman & Symfon for the hearing aid Domino.

2010 – Waterproof for W1 Dykardräkt.

2009 – Axis’ network cameras.

2008 – Tobii for eye tracking screens.

2007 – DeLaval for the design manual The DeLaval flow.

2006 – Jolife for the mechanical heart compressor Lucas.

2005 – Movimento for the electronic diagnosis and analyze tool Puma.

2004 – Sony Ericsson T610.

2003 – Volvo XC90.

Johannes Lundberg

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