SWElife Competence, Capital and Capabilities
|Coordinator||Lunds universitet - LU Innovation|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 949 444|
|Project duration||December 2015 - August 2018|
Purpose and goal
Project aim: -Secure that research based innovations become of use to patients and the society -More clinical trials are conducted in Sweden Project goal: -Strengthen the innovation capacity in the life science eco system, by building the competence within early projects and SMEs via the establishment of regional coordinators and the operative tool Hands-on -Increase the interest for and knowledge of how to conduct clinical trials among clinicians and others working in healthcare
Expected results and effects
A method for Swelife Hands-on has developed and tested in an iterative process together with the 6 Swelife regional coordinators. As a results Hands-on support is now offered as a project support tool to all applicants for Swelifes open calls. This means competence exchange for the regional coordinators in a collaborative fashion, and reults increased knowledge for both processes; life science business development and governmental funding.
Planned approach and implementation
The system of regional coordinators has been established for the areas South Sweden, West Sweden, East Middlesweden, Stockholm and North Sweden. Hands-on has been implemented as a project support tool offered to all applicants of a Swelife call. This is a ongoing process, with need on continous development in order to meet the need of the innovation system. The distance course Clinical Trial Methodology has a broad target audience and will be conducted during 2019.