Center for Technology in Medicine and Health, CTMH, is a cooperation between Karolinska Institutet (KI),
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Stockholm County Council (SLL) in order to help develop the Stockholm
region as a world-class medical technology center.
As a portal, CTMH creates venues and activities that stimulate and develop exchanges between industry,
academia and health care in the boundaries between technology and health, research and application.
CTMH is a forum and motor for better utilization of resources at the
interface of technological and medical expertise, with applications for the
improvement of human health through the following activities:
PORTAL: a portal for contacts and collaborations between academia, industry and healthcare.
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION: to initiate, create interest and contribute to research and education within engineering in medicine and health.
SPIN-OFF: to contribute to processes that facilitate the creation of new products, services and businesses.
CTMH is an opportunity for KI and KTH researchers with applications in
healthcare and medical technology, an offer to businesses with interest in
these researchers, and an offer to the healthcare representatives with an
interest in health care contributions and exchange with research and
industry in medical technology.
Stockholm already houses world leading and outstanding research
in the borderland between clinic, technology and medicine. Our belief is
that there is also a large untapped potential and it is CTMH's goal to realize
Speed Dating is the first step in CTMH's method for Research
Area Development; CTMH Crossroads is the second stage, workshops within defined,
specific issues with a few selected participants.
At a Speed Dating Workshop, about twenty teams
from various technical and clinical areas are gathered. The groups are each represented by
leader, but other researchers from within the group are welcome.
To participate, each team must fulfill certain requirements. During the workshop, each group
gives a four-minute presentation on its activities, focusing on the following
- the group's focus and vision
- what the group can offer other groups
(models, equipment, etc.)
- what interests the group has in collaborators, models,
equipment, access to patients, etc.
The workshop is concluded with mingle and snacks (or lunch). CTMH
will gladly set up meetings with specific participants on a specific topic.
The design is strongly inspired by the BioDesign Speed Dating at Stanford
University, where it has been a great success.
CLINICAL INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP
Clinical Innovation Fellowship (CIF) is a collaborate effort to create experts in the field of medical innovation and more specifically innovation
where the needs of the hospital clinic is at the heart.
Every year eight new fellows form two multi-disciplinary teams based at two clinics at the Karolinska University Hospital.
The teams combine experience and expertise in medicine, technology, business and industrial design and for eight months
they focus solely on learning, identifying, validating and solving problems at the host clinics.
The program is inspired by and conducted in collaboration with Stanford Innovation BioDesign. The program started for the first time in october 2010
and is now in its fourth year.
The CIF-project has resulted in several interesting spin-off projects:
Open seminars and workshops on different aspects of medicine, entrepreneurship, organisation, medical technology and the future challenges of healthcare and medicine.
Engaging researchers at the Karolinska Institute, the Royal Institute of Technology and partnerships
in new multidisciplinary research projects.
Student projects by bachelor and master thesis students at the Royal Institute of Technology.