NordForsk funds two projects on user-driven innovation in health and welfare

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NordForsk funds two projects on user-driven innovation in health and welfare

28.04.2015
The NordForsk Board has awarded a total of NOK 11 million to two research projects under the call for Nordic-Baltic research projects on user-driven innovation in health and welfare. There were 34 grant applications submitted in response to the call.

The overall goal of the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare is to improve health in the Nordic countries by conducting high-quality research to find solutions to societal and public health challenges. 

Society has much to gain from enhancing the effectiveness of the health sector, and funding has now been awarded for research projects aimed at developing innovative products, services and concepts that can be implemented in a practical manner in the health and welfare systems.

Projects could seek a maximum of NOK six million in funding, and the two awarded projects will receive up to 5,2 and 5,8 MNOK, respectively. The grant applications were assessed by an international referee panel and the panel found both of the awarded projects to be excellent. 

The two projects are:

  • ActivABLES: Tangible Interaction to Support Effective and Usable Stroke Rehabilitation at Home. Project leader: Associate Professor Charlotte Magnusson, Lund University, Sweden. Funding: Up to 5,2 MNOK.
  • Symptom monitoring after hospitalisation in patients with advanced heart failure - a Nordic-Baltic study. Project leader: Professor Anna Strömberg, Linköping University, Sweden. Funding: Up to 5,8 MNOK

Disclaimer: This information may include errors and omissions. Only decisions communicated directly to the applicants through e-mail should be considered formal confirmations of allocation of funding. All applicants will receive a letter of decision by e-mail before the end of May. 

Click here for more information about the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare

Text: Tor Martin Nilsen

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