A patented innovation to detect and selectively remove heavy metals, such as mercury, from water has attracted a great deal of attention lately. Now, Chalmers Assistant Professor Björn Wickman
and his colleagues at the startup Atium
have won another prestigious award. On Friday 15 June 2018 they received the SKAPA award at the residency of the County Governor of Västra Götaland. The prize was distributed by the County Governor Anders Danielsson and the County Jury Chairman Andreas Albertsson, who also works as a business developer at GU Ventures.
The award is one of the country's finest innovation prizes, awarded every year since 1986. The regional winners also qualify for the national finals in Stockholm on 8 November.
Atium’s concept is based on Björn Wickman's research at the Department of Physics at Chalmers.Read the press release about the SKAPA award (in Swedish).