National and regional coordination of innovation support systems and infrastructure in the healthcare sector

Input gathered from key players plus greater involvement from healthcare will strengthen future collaboration and smooth the introduction of new innovative solutions.

In close cooperation with Swelife and The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, Uppsala BIO is leading a study aimed at coordinating four national networks with regional nodes in six Swedish cities (Gothenburg, Linköping, Lund / Malmö, Stockholm, Umeå and Uppsala). Interviews have during 2017 been conducted with the regional managers of the four networks within Swelife, Medtech4Health, Clinical Studies Sweden, and the Vinnova program Innovationsslussar inom hälso- och sjukvården. The aim of the project is to strengthen future cooperation.

This analysis laid the foundation for three regional pilot projects that started in spring 2018 in Västerbotten, Skåne and Västra Götaland. Increased coordination between players in the innovation support system in general with greater involvement from healthcare is regarded as important. Uppsala BIO, Uppsala University, Uppsala Clinical Research and Innovation Akademiska are responsible for the four regional nodes, while the three regions mentioned above will complete the ongoing pilot projects.

 

Financing: Swelife (2016-04514,2017-03323), Tillväxtverket (20201229)
Project duration: 2016–2019
Contact: Dajana Ilic Susak, Uppsala BIO
Uppsala BIO’s role: Project management

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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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Dajana Ilic Susak Project manager BIO-X Accelerate. “Our goal is to create the very best environment in our region for life science companies. My part in that is to make it work in practice!

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