Our story

Care to Translate, earlier called Språk i vården, was founded in the fall of 2015 by medical students from Karolinska Institute. Today it has become one of the most used translation tools in the Swedish healthcare sector and is used in over 100 countries worldwide. The goal is to make healthcare better for all. 

Autumn of 2015
The non-profit organisation Språk i vården
In the fall of 2015, a group of medical students from Karolinska Institute got together and founded Språk i vården. Språk i vården arranged educational evenings for healthcare students to learn how to take care of patients from different cultures. The project Språkkvällar was arranged in three languages; Arabic, Persian and Somali.
Autumn of 2015
Spring of 2017
Språk i vården develops an app
The educational evenings were highly appreciated but reached only a handful of students. To reach a wider audience the group started to develop an app during the fall of 2016 and Swedens medical student union helped to finance it. 40 phrases were translated to five different languages and recorded. The first app was released in February 2017 and spread virally with 1500 downloads during the first two days since release.
Spring of 2017
Autumn of 2017
Pilot app is released
The app was developed on a non-profit basis through a cooperation between Bitio Development & Consulting AB, Ebba Sääf, Hani Jazzar, SLF Student and Språk i vården. It resulted in 140 phrases translated to 13 different languages.
Autumn of 2017
27th February, 2018
Språk i vården becomes a company
Språk i vården AB was founded on the 27th of Februari 2018 by Linus Kullänger and Martin Schalling.
27th February, 2018
March 2018
Winner Stockholm Pitch Meetup
Språk i vården won the first Stockholm Pitch Meetup event!
March 2018
May 2018
Pitch winner of regional finals of Venture cup
We won the audience's pitch price at the regional finals of Venture cup.
May 2018
May 2018
Vinnova grants 300 000 SEK in funds
Vinnova, the Swedish governmental innovation agency, grants Språk i vården 300 000 SEK to further develop the app.
May 2018
May 2018
Presentation at Vitalis
In May we presented our innovation at the largest e-health meeting in the Nordic countries, Vitalis. It attracted a lot of attention.
May 2018
Summer of 2018
Magdalena Andersson praising us in Businesspodden
Magdalena Andersson, Swedish Minister of Finance, praised us in the podcast, "Businesspodden".
Summer of 2018
August 2018
Joins #1 business accelerator in Sweden - STING
We joined the number one business accelerator/incubator in Sweden, Stockholm Innovation & Growth (STING).
August 2018
September 2018
Changed name to Care to Translalte
We changed our name from "Språk i vården" to "Care to Translate"
September 2018
December 2018
Care to Translate 1.0 is released
We released Care to Translate 1.0. Our first freemium app with an extended amount of phrases and languages.
December 2018
January 2019
Care to Translate closes investment round
Care to Translate closes investment round of 3.75 MSEK. Investors were: Simon Josefsson, Ted Nelson, Boel Rydenå Swartling, Saminvest, Josefin Landgård, Sophia Bendz, Per Båtelsson, Christian Ehrhardt, Peder Walberg, Lena Holmqvist, Eric Stern, STING, Propel Capital IV.
January 2019
February 2019
Recognized as innovative company by IVA
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February 2019
February 2019
Care to Translate launches for Clinic app
Care to Translate launches its first B2B product -CTT Clinic
February 2019
May 2019
Care to Translate gets funded by Vinnova for the 2nd time
Vinnova grants Care to Translate a soft grant of 900 000 SEK to continue developing its products.
May 2019
May 2019
First study completed
First qualitative study regarding Care to Translate is completed at the Emergency Clinic at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm Sweden.
May 2019
May 2019
Selected for EIT Health GoGlobal Medtech programme
Care to Translate is one of the few companies that gets selected for the EIT Health programme, GoGlobal Medtech.
May 2019
May 2019
Swedish radio makes a program about CTT
Swedish radio's science show makes a program about Care to Translate.
May 2019
Care to Translate 2.0
September 2019
Care to Translate 2.0 is released
Care to Translate 2.0 is released. Faster, bigger, smarter. New UX and UI design It is possible to cross.translate between 22 languages.
September 2019
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