Innovation against Infection

The project purpose is to reduce hospital acquired infections, HAI. We will map key processes in healthcare such as hygiene, cleaning, the use of catheters and postoperative wound management. From this data we will identify hidden needs and develop solutions for improved patient safety. The expected result is an established process for collaboration between healthcare, industry and academia leading to innovations for fighting HAI, thereby reducing the overuse of antibiotics and healthcare costs.


Torbjörn Lindholm (contact)

Universitetslektor vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering


Haninge kommun

Haninge, Sweden

Karolinska Institutet

Stockholm, Sweden


Mölndal, Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Gothenburg, Sweden

SIK – the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology

Gothenburg, Sweden

Skånes universitetssjukhus

Malmö, Sweden

Stockholm University

Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish Industrial Design Foundation (SVID)

Stockholm, Sweden

YKI, Ytkemiska Institutet AB

Stockholm, Sweden



Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2014

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