In Sunday's edition of Aftonbladet Story, "Svenska snilleblixtar" is an interview with Barbara Cannon (who is "preses" sitting on Carl Linnés chair of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences).

Most people know that the dynamite was invented by Nobel, Tetra pack by Rausing, Agafyren by Dahlén and the propeller by Ericsson, but also the fridge, wettex trasan, the pacemaker and the computer mouse are swedish inventions.

Barbara says that we must dare to think freely in our research, remain curious and not lock ourselves, otherwise we might lose new swedish inventions. Today we like to order customized solutions to a specific problem and researchers will deliver. This is where the bulk of the money is spent and basic research will stand aside. 

To Aftonbladet and the article (only in swedish)