The project contributes to fulfilling: Promote sustainable economic growth
Sub programme: Kattegat/Skagerrak
Lead Partner: Aalborg Hospital, Århus university Hospital (AAS)
Norwegian Project owner: Ullevaal University Hospital (UUS)
Partners: Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SU)
Project Period: 1 March 2009 - 29 February 2012
Total Budget: 3 884 446 EUR
EU Grant: 972 686 EUR
Norwegian IR Grant: 579 774 EUR
Kattegat/Skagerrak-region contains strong knowledge based networks and institutions related to the universities and the public health sector. The objective of the project «KASK Innovation» was to exploit the potential for innovation of the public health sector in the Kattegat/Skagerrak region primarily through user-driven and employee-driven innovation. The project was based on a new platform for cooperation between Aalborg Hospital (Denmark), Ullevaal University Hospital (Norway) and Sahlgrenska University Hospital (Sweden) where there is a great potential for collective research and innovation.
The short term effects of KASK Innovation are related to increases in critical mass which will result in the generation of more user and employee-driven ideas and as well as increases in license agreements, IPR sales and establishment of innovative growth companies. In the long term, KASK Innovation contributed to an increased cooperation between public institutions, knowledge institutions and the private sector in the region.
The project intended to increase the productivity and the efficiency as well as increase the contact between the health sector and industry. The results and models evolved during the project were presented and spread in region as «best practice».