Innovation against Infection

The project purpose is to reduce hospital acquired infections, HAI. We will map key processes in healthcare such as hygiene, cleaning, the use of catheters and postoperative wound management. From this data we will identify hidden needs and develop solutions for improved patient safety. The expected result is an established process for collaboration between healthcare, industry and academia leading to innovations for fighting HAI, thereby reducing the overuse of antibiotics and healthcare costs.

Partner organizations

  • YKI, Ytkemiska Institutet AB (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • Swedish Industrial Design Foundation (SVID) (Non Profit, Sweden)
  • Haninge kommun (Public, Sweden)
  • Stockholm University (Academic, Sweden)
  • Karolinska Institutet (Academic, Sweden)
  • Medibiome (Private, Sweden)
  • Sahlgrenska University Hospital (Public, Sweden)
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) (Academic, Sweden)
  • SIK – the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (Public, Sweden)
  • Skåne University Hospital (Public, Sweden)
Start date 01/10/2012
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2014

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