Välfärdsslussen - a venue for community care
|Coordinator||GÖTEBORGS KOMMUN - Senior Göteborg|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 400 000|
|Project duration||November 2015 - August 2016|
|Venture||Idéslussar i kommuner|
Purpose and goal
The City of Göteborg and ten surrounding municipalities and the Göteborg Region Association of Local Authorities have investigated the conditions for establishing a common idea lab to stimulate improvement and innovation culture in local community care. The idea lab will function as a creative meeting place where parties from the public sector, business, civic society and academic world meet to create solutions concerning accessible residential environments and welfare technology so that people regardless of age and disability can live independent and secure lives.
Expected results and effects
The results of the study show that there is a great interest and need for a common idea lab that focuses on accessible living environments and welfare technology services within the context of a centre of innovation, research and development in the region of Göteborg. The study has identified commitment and a cooperation amongst parties for future cooperation on the construction of an idea lab to stimulate new ways of working with improvement in local municipal care. The final report includes a plan for the future development of the idea lab.
Planned approach and implementation
The study has been able to grasp the local councils´ need of support, to gather knowledge and lessons from previous projects, to establish ideas as well as to investigate the interest and commitment for further cooperation regarding the development of an idea lab through seminars with participating local councils, meetings with the steering committee, workshops with businesses, visits to similar environments and through surveys of existing idea labs. The results from the study constitute a plan for the future development of an idea lab.