Novel statistics for future commercial applications in genomics
|Uppsala universitet - Institutionen för medicinsk biokemi och mikrobiologi
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 195 000
|August 2017 - June 2019
|Personal mobility between societal sectors
Purpose and goal
The purpose and aims have been met to a large extent. The project has established a collaboration between Örjan Carlborg and Statisticon. ÖC has gained deeper insight into how his research could promote innovation. An investigation on how a research institute in applied statistics could contribute to innovation has been developed and presented in a report to Statisticon´s management. It is considered that this has great potential to promote innovation in the area by linking activities within universities, society and business.
Expected results and effects
One hope with the project was to identify and develop commercializable services based on ÖC´s research. Instead, the assessment was that the role of this competence was earlier in the innovation process. On the basis of this, the possibility of forming a research institute in applied statistics was investigated in order to promote collaboration between universities, society and business. The conclusion is that such an institution could very likely play an important role in the innovation process, but challenges remain as to how its formation and operation should be financed.
Planned approach and implementation
Knowledge/experience from ÖC’s research, and how these could possibly contribute as products to promote innovation, were evaluated and compiled by ÖC and Statisticon according to plan. Their value was judged to be higher earlier in the innovation process than anticipated. Therefore the possibility of forming and financing a research institute to promote collaboration and innovation was investigated instead of, as planned, discussing proposed products with prospective customers. The research institute plans were discussed with representatives for external organisations.