Medtech4Health Innovation Award 2017-2018
|KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - KTH STH
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 1 140 560
|January 2017 - June 2019
|MT4H strategic project call
Purpose and goal
The goal is to increase the rate of implementation of new medical technology in healthcare by highlighting good examples, disseminating information about medical technology and, at the same time, increasing awareness of Medtech4Health. The aim is to highlight examples of good practice in order to increase the long term chances of getting new medical technology onto the market. We believe we have succeeded well in this.
Expected results and effects
The award highlights excellence in the implementation of innovative technology and working methods to the benefit of patients in Swedish healthcare. By focusing on different groups of healthcare workers, we have been able to spread information to the industry as the award ceremony attracts media interest. Egs: Sweden´s Radio P4 broadcast interviews with award finalists; Finalists attracted attention from SKL and from their local regions. Media attention around this award is relatively high.
Planned approach and implementation
A nominated jury works during the autumn disseminating information about the award and receiving nominations. The jury´s 5 members are drawn from: the MedTech industry; regional healthcare; the SKL. After the nomination period ends, the jury assesses the nominations. Depending on numbers received, this can take time. Some physical meetings are held. These result in a choice of finalists, sometimes settled by vote, sometimes by agreement. The prize has been awarded 3 times during the period.