The Innovation Network Danish Healthtech offers collaborative projects with the aim of strengthening companies’ interaction and knowledge exchange with universities and Danish government-approved Research and Technology Organisations and thereby increasing innovation and growth potential.
On this page, we regularly announce new collaboration opportunities within the themes:
- Better and cheaper prevention, diagnostics and treatment
- Citizen-related and technology-supported healthcare
- Physical and mental health
- Personal treatment with a focus on health technology equipment
Below you will find a selection of the ongoing and previous collaborative projects.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you would like to participate in a project: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following requirements apply when you engage in a collaborative project:
- The projects must have participation by at least two independent companies and at least one knowledge institution.
- The projects must relate to the innovation network’s professional focus areas and contribute to meet the network’s objectives.
- The projects must be based on the companies’ specific needs, support the dissemination and utilization of the knowledge institutions’ knowledge and competencies as well as the joint development of new knowledge by the parties.
- In the collaboration projects, the parties involved make a written agreement in content, expectations for time consumption and expected results. It does not cost companies to participate beyond their own working hours.
Opportunities for collaboration
Equality in health services through innovative technology
Development and testing of central nervous system hyperactivity measurement apparatus in chronic pain patients
This project aims to develop new technologies that support equality in healthcare services for the benefit of the most deprived citizens and innovative companies seeking this potentially large market.
Innovative health technologies have the potential to improve public health for everyone. However, we tend to design systems for people like us – the privileged ones. The morbidity rates are higher among low income groups, non-educated, etc. (the 3 Ds: “disengaged, disconnected, and disempowered”).
This project will propose innovative e-health technology solutions that support equality in health services – ie. provision of technology and services aimed at disadvantaged citizens.
- An idea catalog of innovative healthcare technology solutions that support equality in health services
- A prototype solution that demonstrates the potential.
January 2019 – December 2019
Participation in open workshop in June 2019 – calendar on the website.
Innovative health technology companies that have solutions in the field are welcome to contact the project manager before July 1st 2019.
Svendborg Municipality, University Hospital of Odense, Welfare Tech. Private companies.
20% of the world’s population suffers from chronic pain. The central nervous system can become hyperactive in prolonged pain. The degree of hyperactivity is associated with the risk of chronic pain after surgery or limited analgesic effect of pharmacological treatments.
Research has developed methods to measure this hyperactivity, but these are often slow, economically heavy and require different equipment. This means the methods are not suitable for clinical practice. A better product is needed.
The project will develop an apparatus for examining hyperactivity in the central nervous system. The device will be tested by a Good Clinical Practice (GCP): controlled trial of a drug that targets central nervous system hyperactivity. It will be investigated whether the degree of hyperactivity is related to the degree of analgesic effect.
The project will mature the technology, create results for the treatment of the hyperactive central nervous system and build up competences in the companies. Furthermore the project will provide a foundation for the concept “personalized pain medicine”, whose hyperactivity in the central nervous system can be treated, leading to a potential analgesic effect.
January 2019 – December 2020
A binding cooperation-agreement has been entered between the participating researchers and companies. The results of the project will be disseminated to a wider circle of companies through scientific articles, Medico Bazar 2020, publications, on websites and in newsletters, at workshops and scientific conferences
Aalborg University, Center of Excellence for Osteoarthritis by Aalborg University Hospital and private companies.
Estimating Cardiovascular Health Using Seismo Cardiography
Cardiovascular disease is a cause of early death and one of the major causes of morbidity and reduced quality of life. In addition the area is burdening the societal costs of the health sector.
There is considerable scientific evidence that modifying certain risk factors reduces both mortality and morbidity for people with or without diagnosed cardiovascular disease. An improved risk profile and prevention could reduce mortality and improve treatment.
The purpose is to develop a robust method to fully quantify the SCG-signal and to start calculate the risk of cardiovascular disease. The method should be applied to patients with suspected heart failure and used to predict the risk profile of healthy citizens, e.g. via an APP, which can be used on smartphones, enabling the individual citizen to take a risk assessment from home. The companies participating will build knowledge and skills to use advanced risk estimation based on signal processing.
January 2019 – December 2019
A binding cooperation agreement has been signed between the participating researchers and companies. The results of the project will be disseminated to a wider range of companies via Medico Bazar 2020, on websites and newsletters, at scientific conferences and if possible at Good Morning Denmark.
Aalborg University, Aalborg University Hospital and private companies.