KI leadership visited KI Innovations

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04-02-2016. Karolinska Institutet. Karin Dahlman-Wright, KI:s nya prorektor. Foto: Gustav Mårtensson / KI

Karin Dahlman-Wright, Acting Vice-Chancellor, KI
Photo: Gustav Mårtensson / KI

On February 13, Karin Dahlman-Wright, Acting Vice-Chancellor Karolinska Institutet and Per Bengtsson, University Director, visited KI Innovations. The visitors were given the possibility to learn more about the activities at KI Innovations.

The visit of the university leadership stemmed from their interest to learn more about the operations at KI Innovations and how the company supports researchers with innovative business ideas. The visitors met with a number of researchers and was informed about how KI Innovations contributes to transfer their scientific findings into a natural part of tomorrow’s healthcare.

– It was a very interesting visit. We got to hear about several ongoing projects in which the business coaches at KI Innovations have supported the researchers in developing their business ideas. It is important that the researchers get access to professional support of the highest quality when they aim to translate research results into products and services of benefit to patients and society, says Karin Dahlman-Wright, Acting Vice-Chancellor.

Among the projects that were presented, some are at an early stage whereas others are more developed. Some of the projects that got the most attention from the Acting Vice-Chancellor deal with digital diagnostic tools aiming to save lifes.

– The researchers that choose to develop their ideas into products and services with a practical impact create huge values for the society. Thus it is encouraging that the university leadership engage themselves in our business, says Lilian Wikström, CEO at KI Innovations.