In English

Campusbased competence building for social welfare and healthcare services

The main goal of the project is to create a new research, development and innovation ecosystem concerning the social welfare and healthcare service reform in South Ostrobothnia, Pirkanmaa and Satakunta regions.

The model of an innovation ecosystem describes how collaboration and co-creation activities are organized in social welfare and healthcare and how research and competencies are linked to regional economy and economic renewal through development and experiment activities.

In the project models for development and experiments are tested and good practices for collaboration are recognized. In order to do so, the project utilizes the principles for cyclical innovation process in which ideas for innovation and development are gathered from various groups: customers, research and specialists in the field.

The outcomes of the project in short are:

– a research, development and innovation ecosystem operating in South Ostrobothnia, Pirkanmaa and Satakunta regions that brings together service producers, companies, third sector actors, higher education and customers in the field of social welfare and wellbeing
– a new service innovation process, that helps to recognise developable ideas for new services and that can be utilized not only in the three regions involed but also nationally
– new research-based, user driven and tested service innovation ideas and concepts in the field
– a plan of how the innovation ecosystem can be developed in the future so that collaboration between researchers, teachers, service producers and customers may be tightened and how actors may share responsibility in the development of social welfare and wellbeing services.

For more information, please contact

Nadja Nordling, Project manager, University of Tampere

050 318 7404 / Nadja.Nordling@uta.fi