The Innovation Gateway Västerbotten

The Innovation Gateway™ first and foremost mission is to promote and develop great ideas based on real needs in the healthcare sector. We carry out our mission by offering coaching activities and a structured innovation process based on the SRI´s Five disciplines of innovation.
In order to strengthen the innovation capacity in the Swedish healthcare sector the Innovation Gateway™ was created in 2010. As one of only six qualified hubs in Sweden, the Innovation Gateway™, was created by Vinnova, Region Västerbotten and other regional actors.
From an influx of approximately two new ideas weekly, we have contributed to generate at least 15 new innovative products and services to the healthcare sector.

Our offer to employees (County Council of Västerbotten)
Focus groups – If you are in the development phase of a product or service we can arrange a platform for user and/or customer feedback. These activities can, depending on the character of the product or service, be either confidential or carried out in an open and co-creative environment.
Support – When admitted into our process you gain access to a business and innovation coach. Together you will develop and structure your idea according to the SRI methodology. You may also be eligible to an innovation check that can be utilized for the most urgent need in your process.
Network activities / contacts – As a part of the innovations eco-system of Västerbotten we can provide you with a lot of useful contacts both within the innovations system as well as in the healthcare sector.
Customized programme and presentations – Are you in need of a presentation or programme in the field of innovation within the healthcare sector? We can customize according to your need.

Our offer to other actors within the healthcare sector
Focus groups – If you are in the development phase of a product or service we can arrange a platform for user and/or customer feedback. These activities can, depending on the character of the product or service, be either confidential or carried out in an open and co-creative environment.
Support – Do you need to test your product or service in a healthcare environment? Please contact us for a meeting and a price estimate.
Network activities / contacts – As a part of the innovations eco-system of Västerbotten we can provide you with a lot of useful contacts both within the innovations system as well as in the healthcare sector.
Customized programme and presentations – Are you in need of a presentation or programme in the field of innovation within the healthcare sector? We can customize according to your need.