K & KI support for industry collaborations

Karolinska University Hospital (K) and the university Karolinska Institutet (KI) share the same mission to improve health for society. This is achieved by combining basic research and education conducted at KI with the clinical research and delivery of healthcare at K. This allows us to translate research results and knowledge into innovations and practical applications that are implemented within the healthcare sector to prevent, diagnose or treat human disease.

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Photo: Veronica Ebbersten.

About K and KI

Both Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet encourage collaborations with industry in order to innovate research findings and knowledge.

Industry collaborations allow further development of excellence in research, education and innovation through:

  • Knowledge sharing
  • Accessing each other’s unique expertise
  • Competences and capabilities
  • Educating and training staff together

How do K and KI work together?

What do K and KI have in common?

What are the differences between K and KI?

First point of contact

At K - komplettera

At KI - External Engagement Office (EEO)

Below you can understand which organisation is responsible for what - K or KI, and who will be able to provide you with support depending on your needs and affiliation.

1. Define the purpose of the collaboration

Collaboration outcomes

Examples of current partnerships with industry

What do I need to get started?

Who do I contact for collaboration in...?

I want to conduct a study

2. Identify access to relevant resources

Core facilities

Artificial Intelligence

Biological materials

Health data

Facilities: research and test labs, work space

Evaluate your work environment

Purchase and Procurement (inköp och upphandling, innovationsupphandling)

Clinical expertise, patients, healthcare environment (flöden, arbetssätt)

Professional development, consortia, networks

Animal experimentation

3. Develop a structure for collaboration

The teacher exemption and confidentiality

Secondary occupations and conflicts of interest

Ethical permits

Publications and reports

Choice of collaboration form

Licence technologies

Intellectual property (IP), CRO

Fellowship and donations

Funders (Vinnova, EU etc)

4. Design a contract/agreement

Agreement with KI

Agreement with K

Agreement with K+KI