Innovation & Collaboration
A crucial aim for LUCC is to enable a more efficient implementation of research findings into clinical practice and in generating innovations for sustainable growth. Importantly, LUCC provides support to facilitate the transition of basic research findings into clinical trials and clinical practice, as well as to raise the quality of basic and clinical research in close collaboration with Region Skåne. Critical measures that will be effected are: 1) Inclusion of LUCC as the research partner for Skåne University hospital in the efforts to be recognized as an Comprehensive Cancer Centre in the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) ; 2) Provision of infrastructures necessary to facilitate planning and execution of clinical trials in collaboration with the Swedish Research Council outpost Forum Söder; 3) Supporting collaborative interactions and partnerships between clinical, translational and basic cancer researchers.
In addition, implementation of innovative business models is crucial to create impact beyond academia and into society. LUCC serves as a pathway to impact by acting as a common platform for both internal interaction and as a contact point for external commercial partners. LUCC works closely with LU Innovation to make cancer research available to society and thus to contribute to sustainable growth. Together with LU Innovation, LUCC helps cancer researchers and students convert ideas and research findings into successful new products, services or methods on the market, and facilitates the development of collaborative projects.
In summary, LUCC acts to:
- Be an integral part of Skåne University hospital Comprehensive Cancer Centre
- Reinforce activities to improve the frequency, efficiency and quality of investigator-initiated clinical trials
- Actively promote and monitor new ideas for innovations within cancer research at LU
- Develop guidelines and provide support for collaborations between LUCC researchers and external partners