Leap for Life is a new innovation centre for information driven care. It is a joint initiative in the county of Halland for a collaborative effort in future healthcare between Halmstad University, Region Halland, all municipalities in Halland and the region’s business sector.
Our society and the healthcare system are facing a number of great challenges. Pandemics, an aging population and fewer caring hands require new solutions in order to maintain good healthcare. By using artificial intelligence (AI) to draw conclusions about collected health data, care givers and hospital managements can make better informed decisions and care can be even more individualised. The concept is called information driven care and is the focus of the new innovation centre Leap for Life.
“We need to work together in order to solve the healthcare challenges. With Leap for Life, we gather partners to collaborate, enable innovation and act as the driving force for change within healthcare – regionally, nationally and internationally”, says Anne-Christine Hertz, Manager for Leap for Life.
Gathers the necessary competences
Leap for Life is a development and renewal of the Centre for Health Technology Halland (HCH) which started in 2009. Just like HCH, Leap for Life is co-owned by a number of stakeholders in the county of Halland in Sweden: Halmstad University*, Region Halland** and the six municipalities in Halland***. Leap for Life is hosted by Halmstad University. The collaboration between academy, the business and public sectors is central to Leap for Life, just as it has been for HCH.
“Leap for Life gathers the necessary ecosystem of competences – care development, business development and research – that are needed for Halland’s unique venture in information driven care. Halland has the conditions required for taking the step towards our future healthcare”, says Magnus Clarin, Dean of the School of Information Technology at Halmstad University.
Leap for Life is a collaborative effort within information driven care. It is an innovation centre for the county of Halland in Sweden, where Region Halland, Halmstad University, all municipalities in Halland and the business sector gather in a joint quest to change and develop the future healthcare. https://leapforlife.se/english
* Halmstad University has about 11,000 students and offers approx. 50 education programmes and over 130 courses within several subject fields. The research at Halmstad University is internationally renowned and is pursued in interdisciplinary innovation and research environments. The University takes an active part in the development of society through extensive and recognised collaboration with both the private and public sector. www.hh.se/english
** Sweden’s municipalities and regions are responsible for providing a significant proportion of all public services. Region Halland is one Sweden’s 21 regions and is responsible for health care, dental care, public transport and coordination of regional development. Halland’s population amounted to 333,848 inhabitants on December 31, 2019. https://www.regionhalland.se
On June 9-11, Halmstad University stands host for the sixth edition of the international conference New Business Models. The conference is held online and over 300 people from around the world are expected to attend. This year’s theme is inspired by the UN’s goals for sustainable development.
Halmstad University started in October 2020 the research project Sweden-China Bridge – Creating A Collaborative Academic Platform for Electrification of Transportation Systems in collaboration with Lund University, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School. The project is funded by the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket, TRV), Sweden and lasts for two years.
Press conference February 24: Halmstad University, in collaboration with Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Glasgow (UK) and University of Oulu (Finland), invites to a press conference on the EU-funded project The Innovative Training Network. The press conference is international and is held in English. At the conference, the project will be presented and you will participate in a Q&A session with the project coordinator and local project managers from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom. After the press conference, it is also possible to conduct individual interviews.
The Swedish Knowledge Foundation grants SEK 79.8 million for new research and education initiatives at Halmstad University. “Such a wonderful Christmas present! Many pieces of the puzzle now fall into place for the University’s continued development and profiling. This year’s allocation is a fantastic success, the Knowledge Foundation grants us more funds than ever before”, says Halmstad University’s Vice-Chancellor Stephen Hwang.
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