Challenger delivers Almedalen Week's official play channel

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2021-04-19
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It is now clear that Univid will deliver the digital platform where all events will be presented during this year's Almedalen Week.

It is now clear that Univid will deliver the digital platform where all events will be presented during this year's Almedalen Week.

The latest challenger on the digital event scene is called Univid. It is now clear that Univid will deliver the digital platform where all events are presented during this year's Almedalen Week (Almedalsveckan) - one of the world's largest democratic meeting places.

During the pandemic, the need for digital event platforms has increased at a record pace. A rapidly rising star is Univid, a startup founded at KTH. The company has grown rapidly during the pandemic, and now it is clear that they have been selected to deliver the platform for Almedalen Week Play 2021, which this year will be conducted in a digital format for four days, July 4-7.

The challenge will be to show the breadth of societal issues created by all organizers and show Almedalen Week's unique role as one of the world's largest democratic meeting places.

We agreed with the assessment that Univid was the supplier that lived up to the requirements we set regarding accessibility, simplicity and flexibility, says Elin Nysten, sub-project manager at Almedalen Week. We see that this year's Almedalen Week will be an accessible and democratic event where everyone with an interest in democracy and social issues can participate. This was important when we were procuring a supplier for our play service, that the service is easy for everyone to use.
Co-founder of Univid, Jonathan Rintala, talks about the challenges and the company's approach:
Our strength is to create interactive and personal events. The Univid platform should be simple, intuitive and it should feel fun to explore new events. We are really looking forward to creating a fantastic Almedalen Week in digital together with Region Gotland.
The founders Jonathan Rintala and Erik Skogetun met as students at KTH. The initial idea with Univid was to make teaching more interactive, but when the world changed and went digital, they realized that their solution had greater potential. Since then, they have had time to work with some of the world's largest companies.

During Almedalen Week, in addition to the Play Service, Univid will offer the organizers the opportunity to live stream or hold webinars directly via Univid's platform and take part in all Univid's functions. See more about Univid's additional services here or contact us on the email below.

About Univid:
Since 2018, Univid AB has been developing an interactive platform for livestreaming meetings, webinars and events. The company was started by KTH engineers Jonathan Rintala and Erik Skogetun, with support from KTH Innovation. With features such as quizzes, breakouts, and gamification, Univid brings life to digital events - at events with 200 participants, Univid has had over 3,300 reactions. Univid won Almedalsveckan's direct procurement of Almedalsveckan Play.

Contact:
Jonathan Rintala
Co-founder at Univid
jrintala@univid.io
+46 730 26 98 87

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