Innovation and co-creation in a European Perspective

Companies and regions from all of Europe were gathered for at conference at WHINN’16 for the purpose of discussing and exchanging experiences on the subject: How do we fulfil the potentials of co-creation on new processes and solutions in health care. Focal point was, among others, health care technologies

Health care is advancing all over Europe by means of many factors and fact is that until now, new solutions are being developed at an unseen pace. Yet, putting these technologies into use remains a slow process. Too many solutions do not make it past the pilot stage despite the good intentions. Furthermore, it has proven particularly difficult to disseminate the many pilot projects of products and services that have been implemented and distributed in the market, thus creating health care innovation to the delight of citizens all over.

In the light of this scenario, a conference with a focus on The European Innovation Partnership on Active Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) was prepared by Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark in collaboration with a group of European operators.

In October, partners met in Odense at WHINN’16, Week of Health and INNovation, for a day of exchanging experience, co-creation and inspiration to implement innovation in the health care and nursing sector. The conference ”Innovation & Co-Creation; Active and Healthy Ageing in a European Perspective” was organized by Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, a unit within the Region of Southern Denmark, in collaboration with CORAL, ECHAlliance and the reference sites under The European Innovation Partnership on Active Healthy Ageing; Reference Site Collaborative Network for EIP on AHA.

Written by Mette Thiel, Welfare Tech.

For information, please contact Special Advisor Christina E. Wanscher, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, cew@rsyd.dk.

If you go to Twitter and search for #CoCreateThis, you can find additional pictures and comments from the day.

Innovation and co-creation in a European Perspective

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