Press release: Health & Sports Technology Initiative

Jun 11, 2020 News, Press

National leader in health and sports technology – target for new initiative in Blekinge. The region of Blekinge is now investing in becoming a hub for health and sports technology innovation in Sweden – an area with enormous growth potential.

Mikael Mattsson, PhD in physiology and researcher at Stanford, is associated with the initiative. The media is welcome to a press conference where we tell you more about the initiative.

To cope with the major public health challenges such as lifestyle diseases and an aging population, while creating the conditions for regional innovation and growth, a bleak investment in the field of health and sports technology is being made.

The initiative is called the Health and Sports Technology Initiative and aims to harness ideas and develop them, coordinate competence and develop technological innovations that can then be launched in the European or international market.

The initiative is behind several actors in the region and the combination of health and sport is unique in Sweden. It is no coincidence that the investment is taking place in Blekinge – here is BTH’s research and education clinic with a focus on health-technical product development. The initiative also includes Region Blekinge, RF SISU Blekinge, Blekinge Business Incubator, Blue Science Park and Netport Science Park, as well as the international partner Silicon Valley Exercise Analytics.

At the press conference, see time below, among other project leaders Mikael Mattsson, expert on technical innovation, Stina Lundgren Högbom, professor Tobias Larsson, professor Johan Sanmartin Berglund and project coordinator Martin Söderberg.


Day: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time: 10am
Location: Sal Monsunen, Campus Gräsvik, Karlskrona. We meet at the reception in house A.
The press conference can also be followed digitally via:

For more information, contact project coordinator Martin Söderberg 0455-38 50 71,

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