Innovation for reduced spread of antimicrobial resistance in child care, animal health care and food production
|RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE Jordbruk och livsmedel, Lund
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|November 2018 - August 2019
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The long-term project goal is to contribute to reduced spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in society through the development and implementation of preventive solutions. In step 1, the goal was to form a strong cross-sectoral consortium to meet the challenge. Needs and market analyzes have strengthened the relevance of the project idea. The needs and challenges of the end users have been analyzed and a detailed project plan has been developed with work packages to work out the project´s solutions. A joint application for step 2 has been developed and the consortium intends to apply.
Expected results and effects
A cross-sectoral consortium with parties from the public sector, academia, institutes and companies has been formed to meet the challenge. We have developed the project idea and compiled a collaboration application. Surveillance and market analysis have been carried out. A project organization with steering group, reference group, project management and work packages has been developed. The effects of the project are expected to be safer food, reduced morbidity and better animal health. In step 1, we have laid the foundation for further studies within steps 2 and 3 of the UDI program.
Planned approach and implementation
The project goals have been reached in step 1. Two project meetings and joint study visits to an animal hospital were conducted to identify needs, common cross-sectoral challenges and solutions and to prepare an application for a collaboration project. Cooperation between partners has been strengthened and deepened. New test environments have been recruited to step 2. We have identified a strong need from our industrial partners to evaluate the impact of products and services in real test environments and to calculate societal effects / costs in order to take innovations to market.