Welfare Tech kicks of three new international projects
Cross national cluster-to-cluster collaboration accelerate innovation and implementation of new health technologies. Welfare Tech lands three new BSR Innovation Express projects that extends the understanding of markets, healthcare systems and identification of relevant partners across boarders.
In 2014 and 2016 Welfare Tech was awarded The Gold Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI). Along with the international acknowledgement, Welfare Tech has increased its commitment to support the internationalization of its more than 200 members by engaging in various international cluster-to-cluster projects that allow the interaction between the ecosystems of the participating clusters.
"We have seen very promising results of the international cluster to cluster cooperation. We provide our members with excellent international networks that often show the entry point and lead to deep understanding of the market/ healthcare system, identification of relevant partners, agents, project consortias, potential customers, tenders - or even sales," says Karen Lindegaard, Welfare Tech.
In December 2017, Welfare Tech was granted three new cluster to cluster projects from the BSR Innovation Express:
ILDA-care: Intelligent Logistics, Digitalisation and Automatised Workflows for the Homecare and Nursing homes sector, is a Danish-German collaboration between Welfare Tech and the German cluster BioRegio STERN from Baden-Württemberg. Read more here
NorCare: Nordic Home Care Cluster Platform is a Nordic collaboration between the clusters Welfare Tech, Norwegian Smart Care Cluster, Business Region Gothenburg/All age Hub and Oulu Health. Read more here
"We are honoured and thrilled to initiate the new activities," says Karen Lindegaard.
In the projects, Welfare Tech will contribute with extensive knowledge and implemented technologies within five focus areas related to health-tech and home-tech:
- Preventive Health Innovation: Monitoring, measuring, registration, equipment, ICT;
- Hospital & Health Innovation: Automation, logistics, equipment, fixture, ICT, hospitalization at home;
- Rehab Innovation: Assistive technology, telemedicine, play and learn, mobility, daily-life-rehabilitation;
- Social Services: Early identification/warning, medicine compliance, sensors/safety, mediated communication, smart care, assisted living, citizen journals/documentation;
- Healthy Ageing: Training, monitoring, patient empowerment, guides, ITC, Social Network
Most technologies represented in Welfare Tech are a direct result of private public innovation partnerships (PPI) based on the values of user-driven innovation.
"If you would like to join some of our international activities or have a good idea for collaboration, please do not hesitate to contact us, says Karen Lindegaard."