Support for industry collaborations

Both Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Karolinska University Hospital (K) encourage and provide support for collaborations with industry in order to innovate research findings and knowledge. On this web page you can understand which organisation is responsible for what - KI, K or both, and who will be able to provide you with support depending on your needs and affiliation.

Types of collaboration

See the slideshow below - press right to view all images

KI collaborates with different partners for the purpose of mutual benefit, both nationally and internationally
Collaboration with healthcare is fundamental to conduct clinical research & education and to implement research findings into new clinical practices
Through industrial collaboration we can create new knowledge and together develop innovative solutions for preventing, diagnosing and treating human disease
We have the expertise to support you in establishing the right partnership

About KI-K collaboration

The medical university Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Karolinska University Hospital (K) share the same mission to improve health for society by combining basic research and education with clinical research and delivery of healthcare.

Aula Medica
Photo: Veronica Ebbersten.

Industry collaborations enhances quality, relevance and further development of research, education and innovation through:

  • Knowledge sharing
  • Educating and training staff together
  • Improving research infrastructure
  • Accessing each other’s expertise
  • Building long-term networks and partnerships

This allows us to translate research results and knowledge into innovations that can be implemented within healthcare to prevent, diagnose or treat human disease.


Below you can understand which organisation is responsible for what - KI, K or both. Together we can help you to find relevant support based on your needs and affiliation.

First point of contact

1. Define the purpose of the collaboration

2. Identify access to relevant resources

3. Develop a structure for collaboration

4. Contracts & Agreements