Mobility for innovative microbiological analysis methods and scientific qualification

Reference number
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE Jordbruk och livsmedel, Lund
Funding from Vinnova SEK 161 734
Project duration September 2016 - December 2017
Status Completed
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors
Call National mobility for individuals

Purpose and goal

The project aimed at enhancing the collaboration between RISE and Lund University (LU) through the individual mobility of the project manager employed by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (former SP Sweden Technical Research Institute). Through in-depth cooperation, the parties have investigated the potential for using the microbiological analysis method flow cytometry for applications in the field of hygiene. Knowledge of the technology has been transferred to RISE from LU, which has created future business opportunities for RISE when implemented in its own laboratory.

Expected results and effects

Through project participation, the project leader has gained increased scientific merit and a larger network, which has given rise to skills development and increased future career opportunities. Participation in the Reader´s course has given her qualification to apply for a position as Reader (Docent). The project has opened up for collaboration opportunities even after the end of the project, e.g. in the form of joint research projects. During the project period, an application for research funding has been submitted to Formas and work has been done on an application Vinnova UDI step 1.

Planned approach and implementation

The work has been performed by the project manager (employed at RISE) working for three months at Applied Microbiology at Lund University.

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