Eight Uppsala University research projects on IVA 100 List
13 May 2022
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) has announced its 100 List 2022. The theme for the list is technology in the service of humankind and the chosen projects are all deemed to be ready for utilisation in the immediate future. Eight of the 70 projects on the list are being conducted at Uppsala University.
This is the fourth IVA 100 List and this year it recognises 70 research projects from 20 Swedish higher education institutions. With eight projects on the list, Uppsala University is second only to Chalmers University of Technology. The purpose of the list is to raise the profile of the projects and increase opportunities to translate the research results into new solutions and societal benefits.
One of the eight research projects from Uppsala University is MEPPS, a new method for analysing rare metabolites and their links to disease development. The method paves the way for the discovery of new disease-related biomarkers that can be used in diagnosis. The project is supported by UU Innovation and managed by researcher Daniel Globisch of the Department of Chemistry BMC.
Paving the way for the breakthrough of solar energy on a broad front
Another project on this year’s 100 List is the Solar Energy Research Centre Sweden (SOLVE), which is led by Uppsala University. This competence centre conducts research and education in collaboration with six academic partners and almost 50 private- and public-sector partners. The vision is the rapid and sustainable development of solar cells in Sweden as part of a stable, fossil-free electricity grid.
“Although electricity production using solar cells is clearly in the ascendancy, there is still untapped potential and we need to accelerate development. We hope that inclusion on the IVA 100 List will raise the profile of our work within SOLVE and of our partners and, in the long run, lead to more companies joining us and contributing to research and innovation,” says Professor Marika Edoff of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, coordinator of the centre.
Technology in the service of humankind
This year’s 100 List recognises research projects that are seeking solutions to more economic and equitable use of the Earth’s limited resources and that increase sustainability, gender equality, democracy, security, health and wellbeing. The projects have been chosen for their potential to create commercial and societal value through various forms of innovation and results that are applicable in fields such as deep tech, green commerce, infrastructure, and society and welfare.
Uppsala University projects on the IVA 100 List 2022
Additive Manufacturing for the Life Sciences (AM4Life), competence centre for 3D printing in life sciences: Cecilia Persson, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Johan Kreuger, Department of Medical Cell Biology.
MEPPS – Chemoselective probes for advanced metabolomics analysis: Daniel Globisch and Weifeng Lin, Department of Chemistry BMC.
Solar Energy Research Centre Sweden (SOLVE), competence centre for solar energy: Marika Edoff, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Swedish Drug Delivery Centre (SweDeliver), competence centre for drug delivery: Christel Bergström, Alexandra Teleki, Per Larsson, Sara Mangsbo, Department of Pharmacy, Per Hansson, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, and Göran Frenning, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
True precision medicine. An innovative technology platform, next generation of individualised immunotherapeutic treatments for cancer: Sara Mangsbo, Department of Pharmacy, in collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Johan Rockberg.
Academic-Industrial Nuclear Initiative for a Future Sustainable Energy Supply (ANItA): Coordinated by Ane Håkansson, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Fourth State Systems: From looking for life on Mars, to saving lives on Earth: Anders Persson, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Home-testing to protect against cervical cancer: Inger Gustavsson and Ulf Gyllensten, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.
The IVA 100 List
The IVA 100 List is part of the IVA project Research2Business (R2B), a collaboration with Vinnova, the Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV), the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, the Knowledge Foundation, Almi and the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions.
The 100 List was launched to coincide with IVA’s centenary in 2019.
The selection committee consists of some 40 members of IVA’s network of representatives from academia, industry and the public sector.