Research and innovation


In 2016, around 2,100 clinical researchers were active in the various areas of the County Council.

Stockholm County Council’s research collaboration with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University has been strengthened with special project funding.

The Stockholm Medical Biobank, which provides new circumstances for all County Council-funded healthcare, has automated its test sampling operations at four hospitals. A build-up of a digital biobank process has been established with a case management system, orders in medical record systems known as e-referrals, and biobank sample traceability. Connections to clinical data create a unique opportunity to conduct clinical testing operations with external parties based on the sample banks.

During the year, the County Council created a cohesive innovation system, prepared a policy and an innovation strategy and began work to investigate how a hub of expertise for user-driven development and service design could be shaped in 2017.