From research to product A bridge between research and industry to develop a new treatment for blood feeding insects
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 68 446|
|Project duration||October 2016 - May 2017|
|Venture||Individrörlighet för innovation och samhällsnytta|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of this project was to establish closer contact between the different organizations in order to aid the development of new control methods for blood feeding insects. This aim has been accomplished by allowing for more direct contact between the different organizations and taking advantage of the different organizations resources at hand.
Expected results and effects
The main purpose of this collaboration was to establish a working routine for the development of control methods. We have here obtained new tolls in order to more purposefully work towards the development of innovative products for the market. We have also an ongoing discussion concerning the establishment of a research- and product development unit that will focus on develop products, which could have a major impact on animal and human health globally. Further, this project has allowed the coordinator to increase her competence within this area and the possibility for a future career.
Planned approach and implementation
The ability to spend time with people from both organizations has given use the opportunity to work against a common goal; to use the need of the markets in order to develop a product best suited for it. By working closer together basic research can reach out beyond the walls of the university and be implemented and have a huge impact on the society as a whole. The layout of this project has allowed research to expand outside the university and the result of this research is now on its way to become a product(s) that can have a significant effect on people and their lives.