Research Partners

Karonliska Institute

Karolinska Institute is one of Europe's largest medical universities. It is Sweden´s largest centre for medical research and education and is developing support for eLearning. Karolinska Institutet's mission is to improve people's health through research, education and information - always with the patient in focus. Our collaboration with the Stockholm County Council, which oversees the biggest health care region in Sweden, is thus essential for both education and research.

The Stockholm County Council is responsible for the majority of health care services offered in the Stockholm region and serves approximately two million inhabitants. It is therefore among Karolinska Institutet's oldest and most important partners in education and research.

Health care sciences in areas such as public health and geriatrics require the expertise of numerous medical disciplines to meet today's challenges. Karolinska Institutet has a special research focus on public health and disease prevention - multidisciplinary fields that bring together epidemiologists as well as health care professionals such as nurses and physiotherapists, among others.

To further improve health care, additional research on the roles of support functions, IT and human resources in the health care and medical sectors is needed. Karolinska Institutet is becoming increasingly involved in each of these areas, along with others in which an integrated approach to research and clinical care is essential to achieve better outcomes.

The Swedish health care system is well-integrated and has a long tradition of storing medical data. This creates invaluable research opportunities centred on biobanks, national population-based registries and medical informatics.


KTH - Royal Institute of Technology

KTH is the largest technical university in Sweden. Education and research cover a broad spectrum within natural sciences and engineering, as well as architecture, industrial engineering and management, urban planning, work science and environmental engineering. There are circa 13,300 full-year undergraduate students, 1,500 postgraduate students and 3,900 employees.

KTH has several research centers specialized in telecommunication systems, human-computer interaction and ICT entrepreneurship. Related ongoing and planned projects besides HDVIPER and HIPERMED, KTH is also participating in FEDERICA and P2PNEXT (both (EUFP7). KTH is also conducting projects involving Wireless Sensor Networks funded by the KTH Wireless Center and SPIDER. In the communication Systems Design framework, senior master students have been exploring multi-homed residential gateways, open source routing, open service portal architectures, etc. The role is technical research , coordination of the CARENET implementation and coordinating the technical aspects of the CARENET NOC. Contribution is x pm. Participants.


Karonlinska Hospital

Karolinska University Hospital (Karolinska) is one of Scandinavia’s premier health facilities. One of Karolinska’s roles in the CARENET project is to provide two settings for gathering requirements and evaluating the efficiency, quality and usability of the developed technologies, the department of clinical gastroenterology, surgery (Gastro) and the Neonatal Clinic. Gastro, a surgical department located at both Huddinge and Solna, is a leading department within its area in Sweden. Gastro is responsible for diagnoses and treatment based on well-integrated healthcare, research and education. Since 2004 Gastro has the responsibility, within the Stockholm County Council, for the highly specialised health care of the upper part of the abdomen, including sever diseases in the liver, pancreas and oesophagus/ventricle (ÖAK).

Neonatology is the medical discipline charged with taking care of diseases that occur during the first few weeks of life. The most common causes for neonatal care are premature birth, infections, respiratory disorders, jaundice, birth defects, and various diseases and medications in mothers. The care provided at the neonatal department spans from neonatal intensive care (NICU), through high care units and also has a well developed early discharge system supported by neonatal home care. Every year the neonatal department at Karolinska cares for about 2.200 children, corresponding with about one quarter of all neonatal care in Sweden. Neonatology will support with their expertise and with patients that voluntarily participate into the studies. Department of biomedical engineering (MTA) makes sure that hospital departments and external clients use safe, well-functioning medical devices, equipment and systems to ensure that patients receive optimal diagnosis and treatment. Since 1998, the department is accredited laboratory for calibrations in quantity of photometry, temperature, mass and revolution of speed regarding the ISO 17025. In the CARENET project, Karolinska/MTA will also be responsible for the smart home monitoring, setting up medical sensors that monitor the health of patients and opportunistically inform health workers of any abnormalities observed, also will the department support in the clinical trial plan process. Karolinska will also be responsible for demonstration, dissemination and exploitation.