With the Sustainable precision health initiative, Vinnova wants to mobilize for innovation that enables more people to live a life in health. We want to enable preventive, accurate and equal efforts.
Sweden and the world are facing urgent and complex health challenges where the ongoing pandemic shows how health issues affect the whole of society. Public diseases are spreading and the inequality in those affected is clear. Antibiotic resistance and the risk of pandemics are increasing. Our healthcare system is fragmented with many actors and healthcare costs are increasing.
Today, almost all healthcare resources are spent on diagnosis and treatment. There are great opportunities to save money and give more people a life in health if we can change
Innovation is needed to change
To meet the challenges, innovation in a broad sense and a cohesive perspective on healthis needed. We need to have a holistic perspective and work more preventively. It is not just about medical interventions, but also about adapting our lifestyle and our environment.
New technologies and digitalisation revolutionizing diagnostics, treatment and prevention, not least thanks to new opportunities to access and use data to build knowledge about individual conditions.
Sweden has good access to data from extensive registers, biobanks and medical record systems. Together with healthcare and research of high quality and several strong innovation clusters, it gives Sweden good conditions to take a global leadership. At the same time, global competition is increasing and Sweden's position is being challenged.
We mobilize to find solutions
With the Sustainable precision health initiative, Vinnova mobilizes for innovation in health and life science. In exploratory dialogue with many perspectives, we identify challenges that can be solved with innovation. Smart use of data and co-creation are important keys to success. We do this because it creates new growth opportunities for Sweden and makes us an innovative force in a sustainable world.
We finance strategic innovation environments project
We co-finance several strategic innovation programs and other strategic innovation environments and project that play a crucial role in the development of sustainable precision health.