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Reference number
Coordinator Lunds universitet - Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Lund
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 317 250
Project duration November 2018 - September 2019
Status Completed
Venture Vision-driven health
Call Health Missions

Purpose and goal

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the immune system overreacts to an infection. This relatively anonymous disease is more commonthan the four most common cancers combined and has a higher mortality rate than acute myocardial infarction, which makes sepsis a significant challenge to human health. We propose CombatSepsis: a new ecosystem of actors with an interdisciplinary approach to stimulate innovation and provide solutions to major problem areas in sepsis. Our goal is to create a well-defined and sustainable strategy to reduce the mortality in sepsis.

Expected results and effects

It is apparent that a solution to the problems associated with sepsis requires a broad interdisciplinary strategy that includes contributions and innovation components from all actors within the ecosystem. A central component involves the construction of new collaborative interfaces where the healthcare sector, with an improved focus on sepsis, collaborates with pre-clinical research teams within sepsis and interacts with patient organizations and industry partners.

Planned approach and implementation

In this project we have analyzed the current eco-system of actors and goals within sepsis care and identified critical lock-ins that should be addressed in key innovation areas using a systems innovation approach.

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Last updated 23 November 2018

Reference number 2018-04212

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