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Innovation SRP Diabetes

SRP Diabetes gets an Innovation Manager

In collaboration with Karolinska Institutet Innovations (KIAB), SRP Diabetes will have a dedicated expert on innovation processes with the aim of supporting innovation in our programme.

Patrik Blomquist (employed at KIAB, will be the new Innovation Manager for SRP Diabetes. Patrik has a PhD in Molecular Biology from KI 1997 (supervisor Örjan Wrange), post-doc at Pharmacia, Project Manager at Target Discovery / Target Validation at Biovitrum for five years, Project Manager at KI (current Innovation Office) and has been a Project Manager at KI Innovations since May 2008. He lives on Lidingö with his family and in his free time he loves to perform long-distance running, hiking, skiing, skating, and triathlon.

The work for Patrik together with SRP Diabetes will focus on the following:

• Identifying commercial potential of research within the programme.

• Education and information about commercialization and patents.

• A workshop with pharmaceutical companies discussing opportunities for future collaborations.

• Advice about application for money that can be used for commercialization. There is “soft money” available for verifying the commercial potential as well as for patent applications.Since KI Innovations is collaborating with several strategic research programs (SFOs) Patrik can take advantage of what is done in them. Patrik also have access to the knowledge and competences within KI Innovations and the whole innovation system at KI.

Make your research useful: help the industry help patients

A workshop with that theme was held on June 17, 2013 with representatives from the pharma industry, biotech, academia and the innovation system at KI. The presentations focused on how industry and academia can work together in order to develop new therapies. If you’re interested you can contact Patrik Blomquist for more information or follow-up discussions.