Reduce healthcare-related infections by innovative cleaning and sterilization processes and smart materials
|GETINGE INFECTION CONTROL AKTIEBOLAG - Getinge Infection Control
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|December 2016 - August 2017
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The project aim is to create an arena were healthcare practitioners and representatives from life sciences industries can collaborate around mutual needs for more effective cleaning and sterilization technologies as well as monitoring and quality systems. Through the dialog with new partners, arranged workshops and meetings a network of needs owners, end users, researchers as well as business developers has been created to reach the project goal.
Expected results and effects
The project has improved the participants understanding of mutual needs for new solutions for cleaning, sterilization and quality control, within healthcare and life science industry and the benefits of working together in facing these challenges. 10 new partners have joined the project and with this new constellation the project has great potential to, during a continuation reach expected effects of innovative products and services reducing the risk of HA Ias well as providing market advantages for participating companies.
Planned approach and implementation
The project comprised workshops with invited speakers, meetings with new partners, work meetings, literature studies, analysis and reporting. The initial focus of the project was on identifying the needs for new solutions for cleaning, sterilization and quality control, within healthcare and life science industry, and to extend the project consortium to include more partners with mutual needs or potential solutions. The research was then translated into a project plan with work packages focusing on the identified needs.