3nine one of five final nominees at the Smart industry Awards

The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) organized for the second year the Smart Industry awards. The prize ceremony was held at the seminar “The digitalization for small and middle-sized companies – How is it really?” in Stockholm, Sweden. 3nine attended as one of five finalists.


“It is very nice that our hard work on developing our offer and our administration in recent years is getting the attention of the IVA organization. I am very proud of all colleagues who have contributed to our various projects, even when they have been busy with their regular work, “says Oskar Olai, CEO of 3nine.
The attendees were, among others, the robot researcher from KTH, Danica Kragic Jensfelt and Eva Lindström, State Secretary at the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. Some of the issues discussed were government’s strategies for business digitalization. What is crucial for businesses to succeed in digitizing and what collaboration initiatives are needed. The seminar ended with the Smart Industry awards.
The results were a shared third place for the part of 3nine. Worthy winner was Lundqvist Trävaru.
“We are very pleased with the nomination. As a medium-sized company, I think we are in the lead compared to companies in the engineering industry in Sweden, taking the step and initiating a larger digitization project. Standing as one of the finalists is a recognition for all the hard work we put down. This will be a reawakening, where it also gets easier to look back on what we have accomplished and how far we actually have come, says John Elliot, Marketing Manager at 3nine.

Smart industry awards

For the Smart industry awards, there were more than 50 companies that advanced to a nomination. 3nine became one in five companies who got all the way to the final. The jury included Johan Weigelt, Chairman and vice CEO IVA, Monica Bellgran, Professor KTH, Hans Enocson, former Nordic chief for GE, Torbjörn Holmström, Senior Advisor to the CEO of Volvo Group, Danica Kragic Jensfelt, Professor KTH, Björn Langbeck, Industrial Expert at Tillväxtverket, Sara Mazur, Vice President and Head of Research at Ericsson, Mikael Rudin, Global Product Manager 800xA at ABB, Ulf Troedsson, CEO Siemens Nordic, Klas Wåhlberg, CEO of Teknikföretagen. They had a tough challenge to appoint the winner of the year as there was a very wide range of companies.

The purpose of Smart Industry’s competition is to draw attention to SME that are using technologies and resources in a smart and efficient manner to increase their productivity and competitiveness.