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Centre for Connected Care (C3)

Type of project
Applied research
The Research Council of Norway
01.09.2015 -> 30.06.2023

This project has been completed

About the project

The Centre for Connected Care (C3) aims to accelerate adoption and diffusion of patient-centric innovations that change patient pathways and delivery systems, empower the patients and increase growth in the healthcare industry. The ambition is to bring together different stakeholders to research and co-develop new knowledge, infrastructure and healthcare services.

C3 holds a status of Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) supported by The Research Council of Norway and will run for 8 years starting in Q4 2015. The main objective for the SFIs is to enhance the capability of the business sector to innovate by focusing on long-term research based on forging close alliances between research-intensive enterprises and prominent research groups.

Oslo University Hospital (centre host) and Akershus University Hospital, Skedsmo, Larvik and Oslo municipality with four of its quarters (covering 55 % of all patients treatments in Norway) will provide the overall context of the C3-centre. C3 is divided into three major themes that connect to develop innovative processes, services, technologies and organisations:

Theme 1: Patient-centric healthcare delivery empowering the patient.

Theme 2: Innovative infrastructure and interoperability.

Theme 3: Commercialisation, adoption and diffusion.

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) head theme one, with expertise in the co-design of services, particularly processes that integrate multiple views and disciplines. Theme two is headed by the University of Oslo (UiO), with expertise in technology infrastructures and interoperability necessary to enable technology at scale. BI Norwegian Business School (BI) head theme three, with expertise in business models, organisation and problems of adoption/diffusion.

The Norwegian Hospital Innovation Network and commercial actors; Siemens, Telenor, Accenture, Sykehuspartner, Induct Software, Hospital IT, Dignio, Abelia and Oslo Medtech represent the business sector taking part in C3.