Regional platform for healthy and active aging Tuija Hirvikoski


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European Innovation Partnerships – meeting societal challenges and reinforcing competitiveness
Simulation Seminar for ERAC regarding the pilot "Active and Healthy Ageing”
Ways of identifying and tackling obstacles to Innovation
Tuija Hirvikoski 22nd February 2011

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Regional platform for healthy and active aging Tuija Hirvikoski

  1. 1. EUROPEAN COMMISSIONDIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATIONDirectorate C - Research and InnovationUnit C.1 – Innovation Policy Platform Breaking Down Barriers Between Key Players at Regional Level Laurea LivingLabs Network with the Helsinki - Uusimaa region as an open innovation ecosystem based on human centric RDI European Innovation Partnerships – meeting societal challenges and reinforcing competitiveness Simulation Seminar for ERAC regarding the pilot "Active and Healthy Ageing” Ways of identifying and tackling obstacles to Innovation Tuija Hirvikoski, PhD Director| Laurea University of Applied Sciences| Internationalisation of RDI | ENoLL council member and co-ordinator of the thematic domains | Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Centre steering group member | | | | || | 22nd of February, 2011 Berlaymont building, room Schuman, 200 rue de la Loi, Brussels
  2. 2. New Collaborative Innovation Paradigm, Why?•  due to the multi-layered, •  apart from new multidisciplinary, multi- technologies and sector, multi-stakeholder products, we also need complexities new production and•  we need to improve the effectiveness and impact of consumptions that will policies, programmes and renew local and global projects services, markets and industries2/25/11 Laurea University of Applied Sciences 2
  3. 3. New Collaborative Innovation Paradigm How? LivingLabs = enlarged Triple Helix model & open Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) infrastructures and methodologies Learning and Co-Innovating for Development local, regional and cross- boarder collaboration addressing the grand challenges Hirvikoski (2009)2/25/11 Laurea University of Applied Sciences 3
  4. 4. Laurea’s Operating Environment•  the Greater Helsinki Metropolitan Area produces approximately 50% of Finland’s gross domestic product•  Uusimaa region consists of urban and rural areas •  The social and health care sector is strongly influenced by demographic changes and struggling with the challenge of ensuring equal services for rural and urban areas with limited budgetary conditions. The ageing population, long distances and the possible lack of qualified work force are common challenges in particularly in the archipelago•  In its operating environment, Laurea is specializing in service innovations and focusing on regional development of the metropolitan area Helsinki Smart City Showcase 42/25/11 Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  5. 5. Laurea’s LivingLabs Network and the partners in the Uusimaa Region Medical  and  Care   Simula#on  Centre   Strategic Intent 2015: In 2015 Laurea will be an internationally Hospital  Area   User  Driven  Innova#on   acknowledged Hyri    and  TechVilla   Centre   university of applied sciences specializing in future expertise and regional development in the Service  Innova#on  and   Design  Lab   metropolitan area. Care  Innova#on   and  Design  Hub   The focus of the LivingLabs is on welfare, Otaniemi   Uusimaa  Regional   knowledge intensive business services, security Marke#ng   Council   and social responsibility. The basis for Laurea’sCulminatum   HUS,  THL   R&D&I is a holistic view of well-being which CKIR  /Aalto   provides sustainable direction for businesses and Ac#ve  Life  Village   Forum  Virium   for the development of entire service systems 2/25/11 Laurea University of Applied Sciences 5
  6. 6. Learning by Developing (LbD) with an open RDI Ecosystem = Laurea LivingLabsInstitutional Strategic Business Execution Design Personalenviroment environment environment professional development enviroment environment meanings orchestration table Political Enablers Utilizer Developer guidelines New Technologies, products, services, User New production and consumption spin-offs, User behavior transformation renewal of markets, industries and societies
  7. 7. Why a University of Applied Sciences? Case Laurea: Strategic Choices and Central Measures for 2010-20151.  LbD: Generating Future Expertise and Service Innovations and Promoting Student Entrepreneurship •  Strengthening the student-oriented learning culture based on creativity, which brings together teaching and R&D&I. •  Promoting the commercialization of ideas and innovations.2/25/11 Laurea University of Applied Sciences 7
  8. 8. Why a University of Applied Sciences?Case Laurea: Strategic Choices and Central Measures for 2010-20152.  Developing the Greater Helsinki Metropolitan Area •  Participating in world class networks that develop the metropolitan area. •  Promoting multi- stakeholder functional entities that develop the metropolitan area.2/25/11 Laurea University of Applied Sciences 8
  9. 9. Why a University of Applied Sciences?Case Laurea: Strategic Choices and Central Measures for 2010-20153.  Internationally Recognized and Productive R&D&I•  Increasing Laurea’s international recognition, reputation and influence.•  Increasing international competence transfer that enriches Laurea’s partners and the region.2/25/11 Laurea University of Applied Sciences 9
  10. 10.    New Collaborative Innovation Paradigm, How? Cross-boarder collaboration In the world without boarders, the diversity of cultures, technologies and business models nurtures innovation and learning New opportunities emerge whilst ideas, knowledge and innovation travel from country to country
  11. 11. New Collaborative Innovation Paradigm. How? European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) was founded in 2006 under the auspices of the Finnish EU- presidency•  contributes to the creation of a dynamic, multi-layered and multidimensional, future European innovation ecosystem•  supports co-creative, human-centric and user-driven research, Hirvikoski (2009) development and innovation in order to better cater for people’s needs All current 212 Living Labs listed on Laurea University of Applied Sciences 11
  12. 12. Average growth of turnover in Danish firms, 2005-2007(Source: Fora & Statistics Denmark, 2010)
  13. 13. New Collaborative Innovation Paradigm How? The long term vision on Public- Europe as a dynamic, multi-layered and Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open innovation multi-dimensional European Innovation includes: Ecosystem•  Living Labs as Open Access Platforms for Smart Cities and Regions•  Alliances with Local Authorities to integrate Living Lab Innovation and Sustainability Policies•  Cross-border and Cross-Thematic Cooperation addressing the grand challenges of our time•  Large-scale User Behaviour Transformation through Social and Societal Innovation 2/25/11 Laurea University of Applied Sciences 13
  14. 14. European UnionLiving Lab Partnerships City- and Regional Governments Social Networks Citizens GroupsInternational OrganizationsFAO, UN, World Bank, OECDInternational Partnershipswith Living Labs in other Regions Universities Research Institutions SMEs ICT Industries
  15. 15. Apollon - Homecare and Independent Living Experiences of SMEs ▶  Evaluates the different services in another country – forces to re-think the initial business case ▶  Provides a “lessons learned” in transferring or setting-up cross border Homecare and Independent products – better value proposition and better product fit ▶  provides opportunity to discuss the Health care eco-system in another country to identity different needs and to explore new business opportunities ▶  provides insights into the requirements and operational issues related to transferring products to other markets outside the base market Innovating, Televic
  16. 16. Connec&ng  the  Dots  of  Excellence  across  European  and   Asian  Aging  Socie&es   Elderly Welfare Promotion Group, National Taiwan University INSIGHT Suan-Lien Living Lab Innova&ons  of  Long-­‐Term  Care  Services  for  the  Elderly     in  Chuncheon,       Hallym  University,  Korea
  17. 17. Connecting the Dots of Excellence across European and Asian Aging Societies Comparative research City/region level Northern   East  Asian  civic   analysis European   societal  model     scaling up the results welfare  model   to the system level =>  new  products,  services  and  solu#ons  to  be  scaled  up  from  the   micro  level  to  the    system  level  and  to  the  global  market   What  is  the  role  of  the  ci#zens,  users,  and  people  ?   How  does  the  public,  private,  people  partnership  evolve?   LivingLabs/Testbeds  role?  
  18. 18. Pre-Commercial Procurement Good Practice Procure R&D in steps (solutions, prototypes, test series) to reduce the risk and give SMEs a chance Risk-benefit sharing with Suppliers Competing development with multiple Suppliers Sharing R&D costs with other Procurers
  19. 19. Harvesting Results |Virtual Elderly Care Services | A Guardian Angel for the Extended Home Environment | DiYSE | CaringTV | Clinic Art & Encounter Art | Active Aging |Express to Connect (E2C) | Polar heart rate monitoring devises | Helsinki Metropolitan Entrepreneurship Academy | Radiology and Laboratory Service System | Senior Trainer | Konkkaronkka | Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Centre | Nordic Walking in Japan | 250 new companies in social service and healthcare sector
  20. 20. Lessons Learned - Action Through a Policy Mix-  enabling health and social care policy, educational policy, industrial and innovation policy (management by vision, evaluation and incentives) ⇒ integration of education and RDI to foster motivated professionals ⇒ integration of bottom-up (demand and human driven, self-organising) and top-down (scalable, transferable solutions) approaches ⇒ parallel incremental development and systemic paradigm sift of active and healthy aging (care systems, health behaviour, societal innovation etc.) ⇒ enhancing innovation in pre-commercial public purchasing processes & sustainable urban innovations through multidisciplinary R&D cooperation (as The Innovative City® Program) ⇒ simultaneous innovative procurement and support for growth companies => business expansion, generates new job opportunities2/25/11 Laurea University of Applied Sciences 20
  21. 21. Lessons Learned - Improving the Coordination ofKey Players by PPPP•  enabling structures and platforms (LivingLabs) to address the multi-stakeholder, multi-layer, multi-disciplinary, multi-sector complexities => effectiveness and impact of policies•  proactive platform activators => trust, coherent value bases, good collaboration among stakeholders => strategic agility•  empower the elderly, citizens, care professionals and students => innovative solutions & diffusion of innovation•  connect the dots of excellence across European and Asian aging societies
  22. 22. Scaling up the PPPP model: Europe as a dynamic,multi-layered and multi-dimensional InnovationEcosystem - Consequences -  involves creative and motivated professionals and citizens to the development of Active and Healthy Ageing solutions and the transformation of behaviour -  creates innovative solutions from the micro to the most macro level of the Active and Healthy Ageing systems -  decreases innovation obstacles -  boosts Europe as a lead market of Active and Healthy Aging -  boosts new spin-offs and supports growth companies -  gives companies an opportunity to grow in the emerging Asian (global) markets -  generates meaningful new jobs2/25/11 Laurea University of Applied Sciences 22
  23. 23. Thank you Image TuijaJanuary  14,  2011,  Taipei  ,  Taiwan   Interna#onal  Forum  on  Smart  Living  Summer  School  Ini#a#ves  in  Asia   Tuija  Hirvikoski            23