Summary in English
CWN1 developed and now operates a number of virtual forums for municipalities, companies and educational institutions as well as platforms for sharing the latest knowledge and experience within the field of assisted living technology.
The focus of CWN1 was on the companies and their product development and, to a lesser extent, on the challenges and derived effects for regions and municipalities, employees in the healthcare system and citizens.
The experiences from the collaboration between the project participants revealed certain challenges in relation to succeeding in user-driven innovation and implementation of solutions.
- Firstly, it was a challenge to ensure user involvement in the uncovering and development of ideas
- Secondly, there were still challenges in the cooperation between companies and the public sector regarding test procedures, even though the companies had made use of the project's platforms.
Support of the innovation system
CWN2 will support the innovation system through education and the development of collaboration platforms. The users of assisted living technology must be taught which options and tools are available to them to be able to carry their ideas forward, and attention must be paid to the cooperation of companies and regions/municipalities regarding the development, testing and implementation of assisted living technology through development and the development of the project's platforms.
The project's primary target groups are:
- Health and care in regions and municipalities that work with or purchase assisted living technology,
- Educational institutions within health and care
- Companies that develop assisted living technology
The secondary target group is:
The project contains three work packages with a range of activities focusing on innovation and skills development and aiming to achieve the following results during the 3-year project period:
- Test and development of a model for communication and early detection of innovative ideas in the healthcare system and a maturation method that increases the number of successful innovation projects.
- Implementation of idea development processes for 20 challenges identified in the healthcare system.
- 30 educational courses with companies and 10 with staff with the aim of developing better innovation, test and product development methods in municipalities/regions.
- 3-6 educational courses testing new technologies with staff in collaboration with companies.
- Through skills development and platforms, 30-35 companies will get to know the municipalities’ and regions' challenges and needs.
- Municipalities/regions are presented with 30-35 new solutions and get the opportunity to contribute to the product development.
- 250-300 employees participate in skills development linked to smart specialisation.
- Development of teaching courses for students that teach them about technology. Companies are invited to participate.
Focusing on learning and evaluation
The project depends to a large extent on the learning that occurs in the implementation of the project activities, which must form the basis for the final models/methods, educational courses and platforms that the project must result in.The project will develop in an iterative process, where project findings are continuously documented and the process and results regularly evaluated.
The project contributes to Smart Specialisation Halland 2021-2028 and Danish Business Development 2020-2023 (Central Denmark Region), which, in line with the project, has a major focus on health innovation, IT and AI as well as digitalisation.