Challenge: How to boost innovation in Region Stockholm through matchmaking of healthcare needs with suggested innovation developments from start-ups and private sector.
Challenge Giver: Region Stockholm Innovation
Redefined challenge: How do we make the matchmaking process between small external innovators and internal actors at Region Stockholm Innovation simple, easily accessible and mutually fulfilling through a digital tool?
Concept: InnoMatch will connect external innovators with healthcare employees in an efficient way. With InnoMatch healthcare employees get the opportunity to match with innovative start-ups through a web based solution that is easy to use.
Team: Team Match Point
Dag Andersson Konke, Malin Henrikson, Sara Sutori
There is an articulated need for improvement in treatment, development, access to healthcare and the business of healthcare as well (Haughom, 2014). Region Stockholm Innovation is keen on fostering healthcare innovation, with the current aim being “to boost innovation in Region Stockholm through matchmaking of healthcare needs with suggested innovation developments from start-ups and the private sector”.
To address this challenge the methodology of Design Thinking was utilized within the Openlab Master’s project course. The project team went through the phases of Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test which resulted in four preliminary solution concepts, all fostering matchmaking of healthcare employees with external innovators in different ways. After evaluation, a digital matchmaking solution that the team called InnoMatch was further developed. The current project report gives an overview of the whole Design Thinking process and introduces the concept of InnoMatch in detail.