About the Project

IHMEC project answers to the threat of pandemics and antibiotic resistant microbes. The spreading of global infections can be prevented by new and innovative indoor hygiene (IH) solutions. The project creates and exports joint indoor hygiene solution of Central Baltic area SME’s into Saudi Arabian construction market using indoor hygiene as a competitive edge.

IHMEC project will connect professionals in planning, designing, building, and furnishing IH spaces to form IH solutions. The project brings together relevant clusters from Finland, Sweden and Estonia into a meta-cluster which aims to enter into the Saudi Arabian construction market with new and tailor-made IH solutions. All actors involved in planning, designing, building and furnishing indoor spaces are needed to reach effective IH results.

Members of our team belong to the leaders of European Union level COST AMICI consortium focusing on Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to prevent infectious diseases ( http://www.amici-consortium.eu/http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15114).

Why Indoor Hygiene?

According to the WHO, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.

More information: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/antibiotic-resistance/en/

Unique indoor hygiene know-how in Finland

Finland has been the global pioneer in creating and implementing instructions of indoor hygiene. Existing co-operation with researchers and companies has resulted in unique know how in indoor hygiene solutions in Finland – this will be utilized in exports to Saudi Arabia. The result of our work; the first and only existing Indoor Hygiene Guidelines can be applied in e.g. healthcare facilities to prevent infections spreading.

Indoor Hygiene Guidelines

The comprehensive national level Indoor Hygiene Guidelines introduce the basics of indoor hygiene, design & building & furnishing principles, and maintenance instructions. In addition to proper hand hygiene and cleaning practices, which are the basis of infection prevention, we can provide a new innovative material and design related concept to proactively break the infection chain.

Indoor Hygiene Guidelines can be adapted to national regulations.

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