Univid delivers Almedalsveckan Play 2021
The latest challenger on the digital event scene, Univid, will deliver the digital platform where all events are presented during this year’s Almedalen Week – one of the world’s largest democratic meeting places.
During the pandemic, the need for digital event platforms has increased at a record pace. A rapidly rising star is Univid, a startup founded at KTH. The company has grown quickly during the Corona crisis, and now it is announced that they have been selected to deliver the platform for Almedalsveckan Play 2021, which this year will be conducted in a digital format for four days, 4-7 July.
The challenge will be to show the breadth of societal issues created by all organizers and show Almedalen Week’s unique role as one of the world’s largest democratic meeting places.
– We agreed with the assessment that Univid was the supplier that lived up to the requirements we set for accessibility, simplicity and flexibility. We see that this year’s Almedalen Week will be an accessible and democratic event where everyone with an interest in democracy and social issues can participate. This was important when we were procuring a supplier for our play service, that the service is easy for everyone to use.Elin Nysten, sub-project manager at Almedalen Week
The initial idea with Univid was to make teaching more interactive, but when the world changed and went digital, they realized that their solution had greater potential. Since then, they have worked with some of the world’s largest companies.
– Our strength is to create interactive and personal events. The Univid platform should be simple, intuitive and it should feel fun to explore new events. We are really looking forward to creating a fantastic Almedalen Week in digital together with Region Gotland.Jonathan Rintala, Co-founder of Univid
During Almedalen Week, in addition to the Play service, Univid will offer the opportunity for the organizers to stream or hold webinars directly via Univid’s platform and take part in all Univid’s functions.
Since 2018, Univid AB has been developing an interactive platform for live-streamed meetings, webinars and events. With features such as quizzes, breakout rooms and gamification, Univid brings life to digital events – at events with 200 participants, Univid has had over 3,300 reactions.