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June 10,  2024

From July 1, The Hamrin Foundation  will support the programme Media and Democracy, at Lindholmen Science Park.

Media & Democracy is a national collaboration platform for media innovation and social research. The goal is to strengthen the media’s innovative power, journalism, public discourse, and democracy. Priority areas for the platform are experimental research projects, data and AI-related media development, media and information literacy as well as knowledge dissemination and networking.

Media & Democracy’s starting point is the historical conversion of the media landscape. Digitalization has revolutionized possibilities of producing, publishing, and consuming media content and traditional and publishing-driven media no longer have the same dominant and central role.

“Media & Democracy’s focus is cross-cutting collaboration in research and innovation, which is fully in line with the foundation’s purpose.”
Hanna Ståhl, CEO Hamrin Foundation



Martin Holmberg, programme manager of Media & Democracy

April 16, 2024

Benjamin Hartmann receive research stipend

We are pleased to announce Benjamin Hartmann as a proud recipient of our researcher stipend as personal support for his research activities. Benjamin’s research interest revolves around marketing and consumer culture and examines the borderland between markets, consumption, and society. Different types of media, media consumption, and mediatized social debates are an integral part of this intersection.

“I am so excited and honored to receive this prestigious stipend, this means a lot to me and will greatly contribute to further developing my international research network, be inspired by other research environments and give me the opportunity to develop my research more independently and in the long term, says Benjamin. Back in the day, they funded my doctoral position at the Media Management and Transformation Centre at Jönköping International Business School and without that position, I would be probably having a totally different life. This foundation really cares about research and understands its value in society and is dear to my heart




April 8, 2024

The Hamrin Foundation is happy to announce that Prof. Daniel Hjorth, Lund University, has been granted funding for ‘The Hamrin Foundation Visiting Researcher Programme.

 The 3-year programme, initiated in 2024, enables shorter visits by researchers whose work makes a contribution to the new multi-disciplinary Centre for Aesthetics and Business Creativity (ABC), established and led by Prof. Hjorth. The ABC-centre aims to strengthen business research’s capacity to develop a creative ‘conversation’ with humanities and the arts, with implications for education and practice.

 –“ABC is meant to give momentum to a much-needed development of business administration, as it is research-wise delimited and education-wise taught, such that it becomes more resonant with a much more creative, cultural, and – yes – aesthetic contemporary economy” , says Daniel Hjorth.



Oscar Guermouche and Lovisa Hamrin. Photo: Vandalorum

May 30, 2023

In the fusion between industry, art and academia, answers to society’s questions are sought

The Hamrin Foundation initiates interdisciplinary projects that seek answers and concrete solutions to societal issues. A clear example of this is a unique collaboration between The Hamrin Foundation, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm School of Economic, and an industrial company in Småland.

May 15, 2023

Hanna Ståhl takes over as CEO of The Hamrin Foundation

The Hamrin Foundation creates interdisciplinary projects that move society, academia, and business. To develop the foundation’s operations, The Hamrin Foundation has recruited Hanna Ståhl as CEO – the first since the foundation was founded in 1986.

Oscar Guermouche and Lovisa Hamrin. Photo: Vandalorum

May 8, 2023

The Hamrin Foundation and Vandalorum introduce a new art and industry collaboration

In the spring of 2023, The Hamrin Foundation and Vandalorum will start an educational program unique to Sweden, where art and design students at Swedish universities collaborate with industries in Småland. 

April 20, 2023

Winners of The Hamrin Foundation Impact Scholarship 2022 focus their thesis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable energy

The Hamrin Foundation launched the Impact Scholarship in 2022. A scholarship for master’s thesis students who have made a significant contribution to society. In its first year, the scholarship has been awarded to two theses (four students) from Lund University and Blekinge Institute of Technology.

April 18, 2023

The Hamrin Foundation and Karlstad University in a new collaboration – new knowledge is created when research meets practice

The Center for Service Research (CTF) at Karlstad University researches services and value creation from a user perspective – often with the customer experience in focus. In collaboration with The Hamrin Foundation, CTF is now releasing a new seminar series…

April 13, 2023

World-leading antibiotic researchers receive prize for research communication by The Hamrin Foundation and Örebro University

Joakim Larsson, world-leading researcher in antibiotic resistance, will be the first to receive the new major Prize for outstanding research communication of SEK 100,000. The prize has been established by The Hamrin Foundation and Örebro University.

January 10, 2023

Hamrin Foundation launches scholarship for master students

The Hamrin Foundation aims to create real impact through projects and investments. Impact for academia, industry and society. Part of that is the Hamrin Foundation’s new Impact Scholarship, opening…

January 07, 2023

The Hamrin Foundation contributes to research on Sweden’s geo-economic conditions

The troubled geopolitical situation makes it urgent for the Entrepreneurship Forum to strengthen research and analysis on Sweden’s geo-economic conditions, competitiveness and long-term…