Capio Research Foundation – supporting research close to patients.
In 2001, Capio established a research foundation to support patient-based research and other significant research for the benefit of public health in general. The research aims to increase knowledge of how healthcare activities can reduce patients’ suffering and increase their quality of life.
The research can also focus on improving working methods and care processes and can increase knowledge of quality and safety in healthcare and medical care, as well as of financial care evaluation systems.
Applications can be submitted once a year and there is a stable level of interest in applying. The Board of the Research Foundation has five members, of whom three members are independent of Capio. The process for the selection of applicants is undertaken by a working committee that comprises the four Board members with medical expertise. The applications are assessed on the basis of the projects’ quality, relevance and benefit to patients.
In 2016, 28 projects were awarded grants from the Research Foundation, for a total of SEK 779,000. Since the start, the foundation has awarded grants exceeeding MSEK 17.