Wergonic is a spin-off from the research group “The Smart Workwear” at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. The idea of using smart workwear was initiated in 2015 got financed in 3 main research and innovation projects by AFA Insurance, Vinnova and EIT Health during 2016-2019. During these projects, a prototype was developed and evaluated in several sites including Volvo Cars and Scania. Dissemination of project results brought some media attraction and more interactions with unions and different stakeholders demanding to use the system.
In parallel with establishing the Wergonic AB, with help of KTH Innovation, a market survey by an external consultant done in 2019 verifying the need and some suggestions for marketing strategy. In 2020 we got support from KTH Innovation VFT program, Bicky Program and did hire a business developer to develop the business plan.
In addition, we got KTH Holding as an investor enabling us to initiate our plan for launching our first product. We have a great funders team with vast multidisciplinary knowledge and experience in biomedical, ergonomic, and IT applications which has recently reinforced by business competence.