Idea lab @AllAgeHub - a meeting place for development of welfare technology and accessible residential environments

Reference number 2016-04016
Coordinator Göteborgsregionens kommunalförbund - GR Välfärd
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 983 500
Project duration November 2016 - December 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Idéslussar i kommuner
Call Idéslussar i kommuner - utvecklingsprojekt

Purpose and goal

The Göteborg Region Association of Local Authorities wants to establish a common idea lab together with 12 member municipalities, two science parks and parties in academia, industry and civic society. The idea lab will function as a creative meeting place where employees from the public sector together with users, relatives, business and researchers meet to create solutions related to accessible residential environments and welfare technology so that people, regardless of age and disability, can participate in society and live independent and secure lives.

Expected results and effects

The goal of the project is to establish a functioning idea lab that stimulates innovation capacity regarding available housing environments and welfare technology solutions as part of the research, development and innovation center AllAgeHub. Idea generation in the lab must be based on the participating organisations´ problems and challenges and solutions will be developed in cooperation between actors from the public sector, business community, civic society and academia.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will build, test and refine the processes for idea generation and project development based on the municipalities problems and challenges. This work includes developing an interactive web platform, building networks with relevant expertise and partners, producing quality and demarcation criteria for the ideas that the lab will develop and arrange meetings for idea generation and idea development. Other important tasks are to secure long-term funding and to disseminate the idea labs work and results among the project partners as well as other stakeholders.

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