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We are the Grand Prize Winners of FedEx’s Small Business Grant 2021! 

Grand Prize Winner

byACRE wins the European Grand Prize for the most innovative and passionate company in Europe 2021. The price is established by FedEx and is 50,000 EUR. byACRE was named the most innovative and passionate company in Europe among more than 2100 candidates – the highest number of nominations to date.

This was FedEx motivation for giving byACRE the first place prize:
“Their clear growth strategy and groundbreaking product was recognized by the jury as worthy of first place, an achievement they hope will help them remove the stigma associated with mobility challenges and help people stay active – without compromising their lifestyle. Through a focus on aesthetics and functionality, byACRE designs rollators for people, not patients, with the aim of helping people around the world rediscover their freedom of mobility and improve their quality of life. ”

How amazing it is that a small Danish company can achieve such great recognition, in front of several thousand nominees throughout Europe.

As pictured below – Team byACRE are so proud and grateful!

 

March 25, 2019 / Red Dot Design Award

The product no one wants is finally recognized as an object of style and design

Organically shaped carbon fiber and design references to cheetahs and other athletic animals are typically associated with high-involvement mobility products such as bikes and cars. The unique selling points typically featured for a rollator are very different, and include weight, ergonomics, brake function and more. Until now, design has never been a selling point in this product category, leaving people with an appreciation for aesthetics a choice between two evils when their mobility is challenged and mobility aids become a prerequisite to carry on an active and social life.

“When the doctor told my husband that he should use a rollator when walking for improved balance, he lost some of his spirit. He became introverted, stayed at home most of the time and I was starting to worry about him! A friend of ours suggested that he got one of the nice-looking rollators from byACRE, and finally he started to lighten up again”, says Elsebeth from Denmark.

byACRE is a Danish company with a mission to produce anti-stigmatizing mobility aids by combining functionality with aesthetics. Their Carbon Ultralight rollator has just received the honorable Red Dot Design Award thereby cementing that mobility aids are finally recognized as an object of style and design.

When people reach the point in life where it is time to accept that assistive aids are a necessary part of daily life their perception of themselves is challenged. “Mobility aids should match the user’s self-image. A lot of mobility aids express something clinical and institutional, which the users cannot recognize in themselves. This results in the users not wanting to use them”, as stated in the Danish OT magazine in March 2018. Many people take months and even years to accept this change and the consequences are less social and physical activity which can lead to loneliness and deteriorating health.

Winning this award is a big step in our mission to remove the stigma in using mobility aids. Our identity and wish to keep up an image doesn’t fade away when our mobility is challenged. We’ve experienced first hand how design can increase the quality of life of our users and that is truly rewarding in itself”, says CEO of byACRE, Anders Berggreen.

The rollator has been well-received by users worldwide who appreciate how the design of the Carbon Ultralight allows them their independence and active life back. The light weight of the rollator makes it ideal for both small and big adventures and the stylish appearance fits with their self-image.

Read more about the Red Dot Design Award

 

Danish Design Award 2017

We have proudly received the Danish Design Award for our aesthetic indoor rollator!

Here’s what the press wrote about it.


May 31, 2017 / Danish Design Award

DANISH DESIGN AWARD CELEBRATES TALENTS AND WELFARE DESIGN AT AWARD SHOW IN KOLDING

Round two of the Danish Design Award event took place on Wednesday night in Svane Shipping’s warehouse in Kolding harbour, where the winners of four new award categories and two special awards were announced. Among them are the game-changing Open Embassy, the aesthetic-functional walking frame Scandinavian Indoor, the expansive car-sharing concept GoMore and the partnership-building VenligBolig, which promotes the integration of refugee families. Awards also went to human-centred design in the ‘Young Talent’ category and to the audience favourite RAM’N in the ‘People’s Choice’ category.

It is a great pleasure to present the winners of the Danish Design Award 2017 in cooperation with this year’s partner municipality, Kolding, and D2i. The award-winners exemplify the high degree of innovation and value in the solutions created by designers and companies throughout the country. The winning solutions have a unique user focus that springs from Denmark’s strong design DNA and a social and environmental awareness that reflects our welfare society. Not least the young talents show empathic design solutions that generate value, says Henrik Weiglin, CEO of Denmark’s largest, independent design interest and industry organization, Design denmark (Dd).

The categories of the Danish Design Award reflect the full palette of design making a difference for individuals, companies and society. The award also demonstrates that design is the tool that makes companies competitive and enables them to develop new and superior solutions driven by empathy with users and clients. We consider it a shared task for public and private actors to promote the innovation that design generates throughout the country. That is why the broad cooperation we are witnessing tonight is so important – and such a pleasure to see, says Christian Bason, CEO of the Danish Design Centre.

The selection of finalists and award-winners reflects the broad scope of Danish design. It also serves as an excellent illustration that Danish business and industry and the public sector have embraced design as a tool, not only for creating attractive solutions but also for managing complex challenges on the users’ terms. As co-host of this year’s award show in Kolding, we are delighted to see the close collaboration of the Danish design field that makes it possible to celebrate and stage big events like the Danish Design Award across the country, says Thit Juul Madsen, CEO of D2i…

…In the Improved Welfare category, the winner is Scandinavian Indoor – a series of walking frames adapted to both indoor and outdoor use. For many people, the use of a walking frame is associated with a loss of personal dignity and identity in addition to the impact on the intimate domestic sphere when welfare technology is installed in the home. Scandinavian Indoor takes up this challenge with its functional design and harmonious expression, which puts the person centre stage and blends seamlessly into the home without introducing an institutional feel…

Read the full article here: www.danishdesignaward.com