Now you can nominate for Umeågalan's new prize

Now you can nominate for Umeågalan's new prize

When Umeågalan 2022 takes place, the prize "Cultural and Creative Industries Company of the Year" for the first time. Until 25 October, you can nominate your favourite. The prize is awarded by eXpression Umeå in cooperation with Umeå's factory and crafts association.

It feels great to finally have an award at the Umeågalan that directly addresses the creative sector. The cultural and creative industries contribute strongly to the region's attractiveness and are leading the transformation towards a more sustainable society. Therefore, it feels especially important to highlight companies that in various ways have distinguished themselves in the development of new innovative services, products or business models, says Barbro Renkel, CEO of eXpression Umeå, who also leads the jury.

Until 25 October, anyone can nominate their favourite for the award. You can nominate via the Umeågalan website. A jury will then select the winner who will be announced during Umeågalan 2022.

Barbro Renkel, eXpression Umeå's CEO, leads the jury work. Photo: Bea Holmberg

The Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) Company of the Year Award is designed to recognise companies that use cultural or other creative processes as a business idea or as their raw material. The award category is open to both new and established companies or networks of companies in the sectors.

In addition to the fact that the nominees must meet the basic criteria of the Umeågalan, the jury looks more closely at:

  • how innovative the company's development is in terms of new products, services and/or business models.
  • if the company's development strengthens Umeå's position as a strong place for cultural and creative industries.
  • the extent to which the company contributes to the sustainable development of society, in terms of social and environmental factors.

" Read more about the award and nominate your candidate here

The prize is awarded by eXpression Umeå in collaboration with Umeå's factory and crafts association.


eXpression Umeå presents the "Innovative Company of the Year" award together with Uminova innovation and Umeå Biotech Incubator. Surf around the Umeå Gala website and you will find more information about all the award categories.

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