We are very pleased to establish this foundation in line with the vision of good oral health for everyone, which is central to us. For five decades, TePe has worked in collaboration with universities, institutes and dental care professionals around the world. The foundation is a way for us to show our appreciation and create something that will contribute to knowledge and development within the odontological field for many years to come.
— Joel Eklund, CEO, TePe Munhygienprodukter AB
The idea of recognizing and stimulating odontological research has been present for a long time with the Eklund family, and in 2015, it took practical form. In connection with TePe’s 50th anniversary, Bertil Eklund announced the establishment of Eklund Foundation for Odontological Research and Education, resting on the donation of 5.5m EUR / 50m SEK, thus securing many years of future delivery.
The foundation will primarily distribute funds for research and education that encourage knowledge development within the dental field. In 2017, applications will be accepted through the online application portal during 1-31 May. The successful candidates will be announced in autumn 2017.
CEO TePe Munhygienprodukter AB
Independent Board Director and Business Advisor
Former CEO of medical technology company CellaVision
Johan Sigeman, lawyer
Founder and partner of commercial law firm Sigeman & Co
Former Partner of PwC
Anna Nilvéus Olofsson
DDS Specialist Pediatric Dentistry Odont. lic.
Manager Odontology and Scientific Affairs, TePe
MD, PhD, Professor, Head of Department of Orthopedics,
Clinical Sciences Lund, Lund University, Skåne University Hospital
We appreciate being a part of this long-term initiative to acknowledge and stimulate high-quality odontological research from all over the world.
– Anna Nilvéus Olofsson