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Resilient Communities for healthy living

Sustainable Cities and Communities; Reducing Inequality; Good Health and Well-being; Partnerships for the Goals

Care costs increase exponentially because of demographic changes and costly innovations in highly specialized cure and care. 

There is an increasing mismatch between the available workforce on the one hand and the need for professional workers in healthcare and industry on the other. 

Technology might bring relief in the above strain, especially if targeted services and products can be provided. 

SME’s are experiencing difficulties to bring their innovative products and services to implementation. Market entry and market access is challenging. Involvement of end-users, informal care givers and society-based organizations and communities might open new opportunities; ICT developments might offer solutions but also cause issues in safety and security (fraud, digital security in personal data) 

In semi-urban regions, there is a need to create resilient (business) communities where SMEs collaborate on innovation and skills and where government and healthcare institutions work together to maintain service levels; 

Problems in youth care and prevention of (youth) drug addiction are facing under exposure in the care industry.

Our challenge
Our challenge is to develop effective ‘quadruple helix’ based innovation communities for health care in semi-urban regions. Engage society through Citizen Science and Citizen Labs where people are empowered to improve their healthy lifestyle and where people-driven healthcare systems can grow.  The integral approach will lead to highly personalized and early intervention-centered solutions in healthcare technology and people’s life style in the full spectrum of health, from prevention and early detection, to targeted treatment and self-management of disease. 

Expected impact
The impact should be to safeguard at least two more healthy life years for all citizens.

Target groups

  • Care users (citizens)
  • SME’s (professionals) 
  • Local and regional government (policy and governance)
  • Care institutions (health care professionals)
  • Health Care Insurance Companies
  • Universities/ Research centres (students)

Deadline for applications : 2020-12-31