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NEWS December 3, 2020

Light Flex wins Stockholm Acceleration Award

Light Flex, whose printed active light sets a new world standard for safety garments, has won the Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship, awarded with the aim of stimulating and encouraging people to further develop or scale their innovations.

Victoria Bäcksin, founder of Light Flex. Photo: Di Digital

Light Flex won the Stockholm Accelerator Award 2020 with the motivation:

“We have seldom seen such an excellent meeting between design and technology. Light Flex has in a short period of time established both business and patents almost all over the world.  With a global market and a product suitable for consumers as well as the industry we believe that the company has perhaps the largest acceleration potential of all contestants.”

The founder Victoria Bäcksin received the prize and a SEK 250 000 scholarship.

– This prize really emphasizes the momentum the company has right now. It feels great to represent Light Flex and I’m very proud of what we have achieved this year, even with the obstacles and delays the Coronavirus has challenged both us and our customers with.

Victoria Bäcksin, founder of Light Flex

The award was presented by the Mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr and the Chairman of the jury group Donnie Lygonis, Innovation Strategist at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

After the ceremony, the Light Flex team joined Victoria, the rest of the jury board and representatives from Stockholm City in a well-attended digital mingle.

The acceleration scholarship was established in 2015 and has since been awarded annually thanks to the scholarship’s external financier, the Agne Johansson Memorial Fund.

Read more about the award (SE)