Collaboration between academia, the healthcare sector and industry improves knowledge sharing in all directions. Chalmers has strategic long-term agreements with several major companies and organisations, and our researchers collaborate with hundreds of companies, where the majority are involved in several projects. Many of Sweden’s leading and international companies use our research results.
Chalmers’ research centres facilitate and coordinate collaboration between academic researchers and industry within their respective areas. To further heighten the effects on society of our research, the Area of Advance develops additional platforms for interaction with the healthcare system and industry as well as new ways of stimulating innovation to promote new solutions.
Key external partners in the Health Engineering Area of Advance include:
- Sahlgrenska University Hospital
- The University of Gothenburg/The Faculty of Science/Sahlgrenska Academy
- The University of Borås
- AstraZeneca and BioVentureHub
- GoCo Health Innovation City
- Region Västra Götaland
- Start-ups in the area
- Sahlgrenska Science Park
Chalmers’ research centres in the field of health are key actors for collaboration:
Centre for Health Care Improvement, CHI
CHI is a research centre that conducts research and education on improvement, innovation and transformation of health care. Along with health care workers CHI actively participates in development projects and aims for a patient-focused, efficient and safe care. The centre works with research, education and utilization of research.
Gothenburg Centre for Systems Biology
Systems biology uses mathematical modelling and simulations to study biological interactive processes. The research centre is shared with the University of Gothenburg and brings together a variety of skills ranging from experimental excellence through physical, chemical and computer science studies to mathematical basic research.
Centre for Healthcare Architecture, CVA
CVA is a national arena for the creation, translation, exchange and dissemination of knowledge about healthcare architecture. The centre conducts research, research training and contributes to architectural education. The research focus for CVA is architecture in its relation to curing, patient experience and effectiveness.
The Formulaex centre is an industrial research centre for functional RNA delivery. The three academic partners Chalmers University of Technology, Karolinska Institutet and University of Gothenburg carry out research in close cooperation with AstraZeneca, Vironova, Camarus, Evox and Gothenburg Sensor Devices. The centre contributes with fundamental knowledge required for the design of safe and efficient nanoscale drug-delivery vehicles for next generation nucleotide drugs.
MedTech West – a collaborative platform for biomedical engineering R&D
MedTech West is a collaborative platform for research, education, development and evaluation of biomedical engineering concepts and technologies. We initiate, facilitate and promote increased research collaboration between the health care sector, industry and academia. Focus is on actual clinical needs in collaboration with relevant clinical staff.
SciLifeLab is a national resource of unique technologies for molecular life sciences with a focus on health and the environment. SciLifeLab is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH, Stockholm University and Uppsala University, but serves as a national resource for all of Sweden.