Vinnova funds and supports long-term, visionary innovation milieus that engage actors across society to jointly make a difference to residents’ health.
There are major challenges in the field of health that are driven by medical advances, digitalisation and demographic change. In addition, there are increased expectations from patients and citizens in matters of accessibility and influence. Structural and systematic change work to open up locks and strengthen opportunities in today’s health systems will be needed to bring about long-term system changes, system innovation, in ecosystems for health.
The first five vision-driven innovation milieus in health were established in November 2019. Vision Zero Cancer is one of them. The Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova plans to finance the innovation milieus with a total of SEK 125 million over five years, of which SEK 50 million has been decided for the first two years. The goal is for these collaborations to live on after Vinnova’s funding ends.
Vinnova establishes five vision-driven innovation environments
Vinnova is investing in establishing five vision-driven innovation environments to meet important challenges in the health area.
Vision Zero Cancer
The innovation milieu Nollvision Cancer is to be a national contact point for system innovation that contributes to reducing the incidence of cancer and transforming cancer from a fatal to a curable or chronic disease in Sweden and globally.
Information-driven Healthcare through AI Application
This strategic initiative supports Swedish healthcare organizations to develop AI solutions. The goal is to offer more information-driven, personalized and scalable healthcare. It takes place in a close partnership between public, private and academic healthcare parties.
Antibiotic Smart Sweden is driven by a vision of a society where everyone helps to keep antibiotics working and saving lives, based on the understanding that antibiotic resistance is not just a medical issue, but a public health issue that is relevant to the whole of society.
The majority of the 2 million Swedes who are the elderly than 65 years live at home. Too many of these are or are at risk of becoming malnourished. Malnutrition among the elderly causes great personal suffering and costs society enormous sums annually.
Vision Zero Cancer challenges the prevailing ecosystem and connects new ones. We want to engage the whole community, from the healthy citizen to healthcare, academia, industry, and policy, to benefit patients all over the world.
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