Uppsala University Hospital. Photo: Johan Wahlgren

Innovation Akademiska stage 1 – entrepreneurship process

Uppsala BIO laid the foundations for a process to help hospital staff turn bright ideas into clinically-useful products.

In 2008, in collaboration with Uppsala University Hospital, Almi Företagspartner and others, Uppsala BIO led a project to support hospital employees transfer their innovative ideas into products or services that could be used in routine clinical practice. Uppsala BIO led the project, initially called ‘The Innovative Hospital’, from its start until the end of 2009, when ownership was transferred to the university hospital.


Financing: Uppsala BIO*
Project duration: 2008–2009
Contact: Erik Forsberg, Uppsala BIO
Uppsala BIO’s role: Project leader

* Uppsala BIO’s core funding comes from the regional financiers Region Uppsala, SLU, Uppsala University and Uppsala Municipality, as well as from VINNVÄXT, a Vinnova-funded initiative.

Kristin Hellman. M.Sc., Business Development. “I focus on facilitating interaction between large companies and small start-ups and academic projects in order to accelerate the development of promising new products and technologies.”

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