Now more than ever, the need for medical and technological innovation in healthcare is crucial. In April, 2020, the first round of the Swedish healthcare innovation programme, Clinical Innovation Fellowship, was launched in Egypt. The goal of the Clinical Innovation Fellowships is to improve healthcare by identifying clinical needs and challenges gathered on the ground through a clinical immersion phase and creating tailored solutions to address those needs.
The Clinical Innovation Fellowship was initially launched in Sweden ten years ago. For many of its participants over the years, the programme has been the first step in creating a start-up in the medical technology field. It is a joint initiative of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Karolinska Institutet (KI), and EIT Health. This year, we’re partnering with RISE to hold the programme for the first time in Egypt.
Out of 80 applicants from all over Egypt, 8 participants with backgrounds in medicine, engineering, design and/or business have been selected to work in two multidisciplinary teams throughout the programme.