TCI 2013 Transforming hospital logistics - an interactive, cross-innovation ”fairytale”

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By Lars Horsholt Jensen, Aalborg Municipality, Denmark, presented at the 16th TCI Global Conference, Kolding 2013.

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TCI 2013 Transforming hospital logistics - an interactive, cross-innovation ”fairytale”

  1. 1. Transforming hospital logistics - an interactive, cross-innovation ”fairytale” Lars Horsholt Jensen Cluster Lab: Cross innovation 4 September 2013
  2. 2. Transforming hospital logistics - an interactive, cross-innovation ”fairytale” Cluster Lab 8: Cross-innovation TCI 2013, Designing the Future Lars Horsholt Jensen Consultant, City of Aalborg Business development, clusters & networks
  3. 3. Me, clusters and networks • Lars Horsholt Jensen, Commercial Consultant, City of Aalborg – Master in Public Administration, 2003 – Developing and managing international projects for 5 years – BrainsBusiness – ICT North DK - Cluster Manager for 5 years Developing clusters, networks & innovation partnerships for 10 years
  4. 4. What is cross-innovation? …collaborative and user-driven innovation that happens across sectoral, organisational, technological and geographic boundaries…
  5. 5. Showcasing innovation opportunity Danish Hospital Investment 38 projects - 10-15 years Investment: DKK 42.7 billion “…building for a future which is as yet unknown…” “…supported by technology and innovative solutions that have not yet been discovered…” “…automation of work processes in order to free up resources for treatment and care…”
  6. 6. Cluster core potentials Strong existing subcommunity on intelligent logistics • Warehouse management systems • Tracking • Automation • Controls • Robotics Markets in e.g. • Manufacturing industry • Airports • Storage and distribution
  7. 7. How would you proceed?
  8. 8. Strategic roadmapping • 8 companies • 5 workshop iterations • Visible, tangible products in every iteration Where are we? On the way? Where to go? Whyact? Whatto do? Howto act? Drivers and demands Products & projects, Solutions and technology Time
  9. 9. The sparks are flying… • Small ICT company – delivering software solutions for industrial logistics • Under 10 employees Partnering with.. • Larger automation and robotics company • +200 employees On… • Potentially unique idea combining and applying existing technology in a entirely new way. • No track record or references • Limited funds for development • Huge scale projects
  10. 10. Main components
  11. 11. How would you proceed?
  12. 12. The role of the facilitator • Opening the doors • Paving the way • Keeping the pace • Getting out alive
  13. 13. Solution • System gates every 25 m • No central storage 13 Copyright Intelligent Systems A/S 17 September 2013
  14. 14. Results • The solution is regarded as ”a very promising example of innovation and new thinking in hospital logistics…” by the expert group on transport technologies • Largest single grant for an innovation project under the danish market development fund • Created a multipartner consortium including all major new hospital projects in DK • The new university hospital in Odense has drawn the solution into the blueprints
  15. 15. Now what to do?
  16. 16. Perspectives on cross-innovation • Adapt to the changing role of the cluster facilitator • Long-term perspective • Potential to completely transform a small SME • Potential to transform hospital logistics

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