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, 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 (Project ID 2017-04721)
Project duration: 2017–2018
Contact: Erik Forsberg, Uppsala BIO
Uppsala BIO’s role: Project management
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.”