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Sweden - North Sweden Life Science Ecosystem

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Overview

North Sweden has a strong innovation climate but is also a sparsely populated area. Together with long distances to large markets, these are unique conditions and challenges that have attracted new knowledge and smart solutions. For example, in digital areas such as e-health. We have distinguished ourselves internationally in areas such as public health and health care science, rural medicine, medical technology, data-driven life science, AI and ICT. 

Although, or maybe because of, long distances we have an openness between regions, organisations, and different actors. We collaborate to move ideas to innovative solutions. We also have a very digitalized society- from young to old, who demand a state-of-the-art digitalized care at the forefront.

We provide development and collaboration opportunities for researchers, healthcare providers and industry, both within and outside the region. We value strong collaborations and contact networks internationally.

In order to exchange knowledge and experiences we arrange several events.

Current focus areas:

  • Prevention
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Cancer
  • AI & decision support
  • E-Health literacy

Objectives

We aim to create a focal point for connected health and optimize regional healthcare by connecting healthcare organisations, academia, and industry. Thereby expanding resources, reducing costs, and solving complex healthcare problems faster than any one group alone.

Our ecosystem creates a community that exchanges knowledge and learning, but also opportunities for collaboration, research and innovation. Collaboration that will improve the way health and care is delivered in Northern Sweden and introduce new innovative technology and services.

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Ecosystem Coordinators

Per-Olof Egnell
CEO at eHealth Innovation Centre at Luleå University of Technology
Anna Nordstrom
Professor in Public Health, Umeå University
Mats Falck
Coordinator at Umeå University Innovation Office and project manager for Support Office for Life Science & Health
Sara Nilsson
Project support officer at Region Västerbotten
Nils Sandberg
Head of EU project office at Region Västerbotten

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