Team Infection: Minimum Viable Payer Product

After our last session in STING, where we defined better the problems we are trying to solve, our favorite customer and what would be our value proposition, we are aiming to define the channels in which we would make our product available, and how.

Also, following the Lean Startup methodology, we are aiming to define our first Minimum Viable Product, or MVP.

The MVP is a product with the minimum features in order to gather validated learnings about our product and its continued development. Not only gathering insights from an MVP is often less expensive than developing a product with more features, but also has the great advantage of versatility, as it permits to rapidly follow the build → measure → learn cycle.

Build – Measure – Learn

Of course, validating learnings through an MVP avoids the increased costs and risks if the product fails, for example, due to incorrect assumptions, if we were building it for months without testing our hypothesis. A significative difference between an MVP and a prototype is that we are also aiming to test the business viability of our product (although we would probably won’t make a profit out of it… yet!).

The office, full of life again!

It is also very enjoyable to have the company of Team O with us at Fleminsberg, as we develop our first MVP conception. It is always good to test how crazy our ideas can be, from people that have walked the Clinical Innovation Fellowships with us!

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José (Team Infection)

Happy customers

The last week was all about talking to the people for whom our work makes a difference.

To get more inside from the potential customers of our solution to breastfeeding problems we interviewed mothers and mothers to be on their experiences and expectations.

Furthermore we got a lot of valuable feedback from people working at the Women’s Department on the projects that deal with solutions to local needs of the department. Since the last reference group meeting we recruited Master students to the four project that the reference group (consisting of  several doctors, midwives and nurses of the department) had chosen. The students started working on those projects in January and now presented their first results and their plans on how to proceed with their work to the reference group. The reference group contributed with their experiences and ideas from many years of working at the department and gave valuable feedback to the students.

David, one of our Master students, presenting his project to the reference group

In a lunch meeting with the head of the department we discussed the clinical report, which describes a number of selected local needs and gives suggestions for solutions. From her we got very positive feedback on the clinical report. She confirmed the relevance of many of the needs and told us about how the department already started working on solving one of the needs that we had identified. She also said that reading the report gave her inspiration to many more projects on improving how the departments works.

What could be a better feedback than hearing that the department now actively works with the needs that we identified?


Fritzi // Team Obstetrics

Team Infection: The Road Not Taken

This week has been full of hard work, as we are having more time, day by day, week by week, to solely focus in our business project. Every little step we take towards it unfolds a vast field of questions, known unknowns and unknown unknowns. We have hypothesis everywhere, that only can be proved or refuted through a conscious effort in testing, failing and learning from it.

But we are willing to get our hands dirty, and let the market or the stakeholders tell us how wrong or right we are, pursuing this road less traveled by.

As we advanced last week, our students met with the Reference Group, as they presented the needs they are working with, as well as their plans, objectives and resources. They did an excellent job and we are very proud of them, just don’t tell them, there is a lot of work ahead yet.

We also had the opportunity to openly discuss with the Group the Clinical Report we have been compiling, in order to get feedback. As we were wishing, we clashed in some of our proposals and laudations in some other… but looking at the overall feeling, it seems that the were pleased with our work. Let us hope it really makes a difference and eases the path for future collaborations with Danderyds Sjukhus.

Speaking about getting our hands dirty, that can sometimes mean meetings and fika, at least here in Stockholm, where we were kindly invited to learn about HIP SDK, an innovation framework that enables access to data in Swedish healthcare.

At the HIP SDK meeting

We got a very interesting insight about how Sweden in pioneer in access to medical data and how could we work with that in our future projects.

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José (Team Infection)

Désirée on TV

We are very proud of our team member Désirée who has been in the news this week because of her work with Women on web – improving access to safe abortions through inventive telemedicine. This is extra important in the time of Trump reinforcing global gag rule – stopping all US aid to organizations mentioning abortion as an alternative. It is natural that our doctor feels as if she needs to take a stand in these issues.

Desirée speaks on Aftonbladet TV

Désirée speaks on Aftonbladet TV about her work with Woman on web

Film from Aftonbladet TV:

Newspaper article in Dagens Nyheter:

Fritzi for Team Obstetrics

Team Infection: Clinical Report

We have just finished the draft for the clinical report that shall be delivered to the Infectious Diseases clinic and distributed to other wards at Danderyds Sjukhus.

It has been sent to our Reference Group of experts at the clinic, in order to get their feedback and iterate. This way, we will deliver a more valuable report, while they will get on-spot solutions and suggestions for improvement.

This week we met as well our Business Mentors, which gave their feedback about how are we addressing our commercial project and what could be our next course of action in the upcoming weeks. We look forward to meet them again and share our progress.

Last but not least, we had two workshops about IP, delivered by Simon Curtis, from Potter Clarkson, where we learned about what to take into account on patent research as well as intellectual property protection. We also enjoyed a workshop about reimbursement, kindly delivered by BcG.

We are looking forward for next week’s Reference Group meeting, in order to get valuable feedback for our report and present our Master’s Thesis students projects to the clinic.

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José (Team Infection)

Business mentor meeting #3

It seems like time is going faster and faster, January is already gone! Suddenly there’s only about 2,5 months left of the programme and then we will be standing on our own legs. We are still learning heaps, but hopefully we will feel ok when the time is ready.

The main things happening this week has been the “finalizing” of  the draft of the clinical report and having our business mentor meeting 3.

The clinical report is now sent out to our reference group and we are looking forward to meeting them again in a week with our students. The master students have also started their work properly and are digging deeper into the clinics needs, learning more about how the Women’s Department is working.

Clinical report

Clinical report

Business meeting was great. First time we had all our five mentors there, which was excellent! We talked about our final need, concerning breastfeeding, and got a lot of feedback from the wise group. Each of them have their different perspective, and all of them are very worthwhile for us. We discussed digging deeper into the questions that comes up, start prototyping as soon as possible and reiterating the process, think how and who we need to collaborate with to succeed and about similar companies that we can learn from. And always keep our need in mind!

We have also been focusing on learning more about IP this week. The British IP attorney Simon Curtis came to Sweden and held an excellent lecture about IP – making it far from as boring as I originally imagined it to be. IP is actually interesting and, of course, extremely useful to have some understanding for in this business. BcG also had an evening lecture for us about it.

Lecture with BcG

Lecture with BcG


Last but not least, we had a CIF- after work with fellows from earlier years. It is always great fun to meet them and hear their stories from what they did during their fellowship but also what they are doing now!

//Désirée (doctor) for Team O


Master students, photoshoot and sketching

The past week we met and held an introduction day for all our master students where they got to know details about the project and we  got to know each other a bit better. It was really fun to talk to them. One exercise that I really enjoyed was when we were divided into groups and  had to find 3 common thing in our life’s.  We also talked to the students about the clinic and gave them some good to know about the anatomy. Then we walked around at the hospital to help them find their way around. Some of our students were able to start observing on their own the very day after our introduction. We feel very proud that our students seems to be so eager to start their journey as our master students!

Since we now have decide to go for the breastfeeding need for the Clinical innovation, we finally started to make some sketches. The sketches was more to illustrate our discussions and ideas during a previous brain storming session. For almost 5 months I, as a designer, haven’t sketched anything so it felt very fun to be able to start sketching again!pennor

The past week we met with a photographer who took photos of us for the up coming website and promotion for the program. It was almost a full day of work and very fun.foto-bakomkulliserna_Q4A1680-grupp

During the week we also worked a lot on our clinical report since the deadline is coming up soon. The clinical report is a report to give to the clinic at Danderyds Hospital to tell them our thoughts after our weeks of observation. Hopefully they could benefit from this!

Best regards



Team Infection: Framing the week

We started this week working in the Clinical Report that we will deliver to the Infectious Diseases Clinic. As is it our intention to validate our proposals as far as possible, we are back at Danderyds Sjukhus, testing some solutions and making interviews. Our list of solutions is as big Stanley Kubrick’s aperture, so we really have to select the right ones.

We were also invited to the new infectious diseases’ ward, which is located beneath ward 4. New facilities, new personnel, single patient rooms and a different frameworks are some of the characteristics that prevail in this new stage. We thank them for the invitation, as our curiosity sense bellows for knowing how the staff and procedures will adapt to the expansion.

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Inauguration of the new ward

We have also been working on our need and meeting potential customers in order to get some insight about the problem we are trying to solve, who is the crying costumer and what could be an early stage adopter, flashed by our solution.

This week we also had a photo session with Team O, as we still had the need to have some pictures of our clinical experiences, for promo and storytelling. I guess the best ones were the ones that were the most “al naturel”.


Bad-ass photo for bad-ass teams

We are now finishing the draft of Clinical Report that we will send to the clinic for evaluation, hoping that they find their needs portrayed and taken into account, with the aim of (humbly) betterment, as much as possible, our beloved host clinic.

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José (Team Infection)

The Decision

The time had come. We needed to choose our final need. The need that we would try to solve. For years to come, perhaps. After months of observations and research we found ourselves navigating towards the need that would allow us to a product in the market within the next few year. And it´s all about breastfeeding. More information to come.

This week we have kicked off STING test drive. Gisela Sitbon from STING is walking us through the lean business canvas. In this evening class we are joined by 10 other innovative start ups within health.

We have also paid a visit to Sirona, a management consultancy agency within healthcare. They set up a workshop for us, where we learnt about methods of implementing change and innovation in healthcare.

At Sironas office

At Sirona’s office

Finally, on Thursday we met up with CIF Alumni for a bit of wheelchair basketball. It was hectic, messy and wonderful. This was followed by a dinner where we learnt more about what the other CIF members have done since the program.

All in all a very inspiring and informative week of CIF, as always.

Wheelchair basketball at Bosön

Team Infection: Pivoting (on the court)

Starting the week with STING, at the STING Test Drive in H2, we were introduced to the Lean Canvas (inspired by the Business Canvas and by Lean Startup), an entrepreneur-focused business plan, as it mainly focuses in problems, solutions, key metrics and competitive advantages. Other 10 teams will be accompanying us through the Test Drive, where we will be provided with valuable tools for our start-up’s development.

On Wednesday, we were invited by a consultancy agency focused on healthcare (and workplace of one of the Fellows), Sirona. We thank them for the tools they gave us for stakeholder analysis, and how ignoring a key player could kill any changes we wish to bring to healthcare.


Mapping the stakeholders, strategically close to the candy

On Thursday we had the privilege to play CIF’s renowned yearly tradition, since the first edition: wheelchair basketball. That and the dinner we had after with Clinical Innovation Fellows from all editions was a great opportunity to mingle and share experiences.


Dinner time!

Last, but not least, we had a presentation on Danderyd Sjukhus to our Master Thesis students, where we introduced the clinic to them. From facts to figures, must do’s and mustn’ts, clinical etiquette and frameworks, we tried to transmit our previous experience to them, learned from our shadowing experience.

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José (Team Infection)