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The research journey from idea to reality

  • 2013

    Identification of the need for a
    smart sanitary pad

    During a visit in Kenya in 2013, the understanding of the need for a smart sanitary pad began to take shape. ’Smart’ refers to easy to wash and quick to dry, as this is preferably not done to the eyes of the public.

  • 2015

    A search for interdisciplinary cooperation

    The idea of a smart sanitary pad was presented at the Research for Sustainability at University of Borås.

    https://www.hb.se/en/

  • 2016

    The start of a focused collaboration!

    With the support of Almi we found no obstructing patents, but our work could begin. This meant cooperation bwtween the Swedish School of Textiles, and the Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Welfare.

  • 2017

    Visits in Kenya and India

    We discussed our idea and prototype at conferences in Kenya and India.

    We also had the good fortune to receive research funding from Sparbankstiftelsen.

    https://www.sbssjuharad.se/om-stiftelsen/aktuellt/beviljade-bidrag-2017/index1,6.htm?id=89

  • 2018

    A year of development!

    We were happy to receive grants from Chalmers innovation, which made it possible to spend more time working on the development and testing of Spacerpad.

    https://innovationskontor.chalmers.se/en/node/253

  • 2019

    A year of testing!

    During 2019 we made several tests of Spacerpad 1.0 and later 2.0. Our conclusion is that we have a ”well enough” working prototype. Still, we are not done with neither development nor tests, but we believe we are on the right track.

    Our application for challenge-driven innovation step 1 was granted by Vinnova.

    https://www.vinnova.se/p/spacerpad—en-ateranvandningsbar-binda/

  • 2020

    The Spacerpad project is growing!

    The project is growing in step with secured funding.

    Together with our skilled partners I Choose Life, we head into 2020!

    https://ichooselife.global/

  • 2021

    Towards a sustainable future!

    We look forward to continuing our efforts to develop sustainable sanitary protections!