"The ESBRI Award – For Entrepreneurship" was founded in 2007. With this award, ESBRI wants to acknowledge people, companies or organizations that have made an effort to further the entrepreneurial climate of Sweden.
The award committee consists of the employees of ESBRI. The award is handed out when ESBRI see it fit.
The award consists of the sculpture "Vinge" (Wing) by Henrik Allert.
The fourth ”ESBRI Award – For Entrepreneurship” was awarded to the researchers Carin Holmquist and Elisabeth Sundin. This was announced on June 1, at the "Global Symposium on Women’s Entrepreneurship" in Stockholm.
The third ”ESBRI Award – For Entrepreneurship” went to IFS, an organization that promotes immigrant entrepreneurship in Sweden. This was announced on October 25, at the Sweden-U.S. Entrepeneurial Forum 2010. Rafael Bermejo and Maroun Aoun from IFS received the Award from Anna-Karin Hatt, the new minister for IT and regional affairs.
The second "ESBRI Award – For Entrepreneurship" went to Michael Wood, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden. His focus on "One Big Thing" contributed to the development of the cleantech and alternative energy sector in Sweden.
Ambassador Wood received the award from Maud Olofsson, Minister for Enterprise and Energy and Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, at the ESBRI-event "Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum", October 22, 2008.
The first ever "ESBRI Award – For Entrepreneurship" was awarded to Mr. Leif Lundblad, serial entrepreneur, inventor, and founder of ESBRI.
He received the award at ESBRI’s 10th anniversary which was held September 24, 2007. Present to hand over the award was Signhild Arnegård-Hansen, president of The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and Svenska Lantchips, and Jöran Hägglund, State Secretary at the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications.