BIO-X® an innovation management process
– Our way of working
The highly successful BIO-X® methodology lives on today as an integral part of STUNS Life science’s activities. The aim of BIO-X is to bridge the gap between basic academic research and industrial product development. BIO-X creates conditions for innovation by connecting parts of the triple-helix; the industry, academia, society as well as healthcare. BIO-X was launched in 2003, the same year that Uppsala BIO* was formed.
BIO-X leans on four basic pillars
1- A clear theme to create a common agenda
2- Market pull to cover a need
3- Active support including process, experience, expertise, and network
4- Funding – in many of the activities where BIO-X lays the basics, funding is often needed.
By creating a common agenda using a theme-based approach we create a common goal and thus a stronger will and drive to bring projects forward.
BIO-X can be used in different ways; Calls for proposals for innovation projects to reach proof-of-concept, project selection in Testa Center, Testa Challenge, and BIO-X Accelerate are some examples. The BIO-X way of thinking permeates everything we do at STUNS Life science, every day.