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At Karolinska University Hospital we work strategically with innovation and partnerships to shape the best possible healthcare for the patients of tomorrow. Through our Center for Innovation, we provide support for innovation within specialized care − processes and procedures as well as new treatments and leading-edge technologies.
Center for Innovation

We facilitate current and future innovation initiatives, and provide competence, coaching, counselling and courses

Partnerships and collaboration

We establish and support joint innovation between patients, industry, academia and other healthcare providers.


Examples of innovation initiatives within a broad range of focus areas – from empowering the patient’s role in development to implementing AI

We form long-term industry partnerships with multiple focus areas, as well as single project collaborations. We also set up more informal meetings to share insights and ideas.

Within the Healthcare Transformation Academy, we offer courses in innovation management to drive innovation from within the healthcare organization.

Publications related to innovation projects and initiatives supported by the Center for Innovation at Karolinska University Hospital.

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News on innovation

Karolinska places great emphasis on quality work and constantly strives to improve healthcare for patients. With the help of patient-reported outcome measures (PROM), we can monitor how patients perceive changes in their health and quality of life after re...
Since the founding of Karolinska University Hospital, together with Karolinska Institutet, we have contributed to improving the health of millions of people over the years. Hear our researchers talk about their work in the new series "Innovation for life”....
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