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TEKNOKONVERGENS-Teknologikonvergens - grensesprengende forskning og radikal innovasjon

Releasing the power of users - articulating user interest to accelerate new innovative pathways in digital health and welfare sector

Alternative title: Releasing the power of users - articulating user interest to accelerate new innovative pathways in digital health and welfare sector

Awarded: NOK 10.0 mill.

Aging populations, increased life expectancy and costly medical technology contribute to increased healthcare costs. However, new digital technologies open up opportunities to change this situation. Digitalization of healthcare allows empowering patients to shape and direct the technologies in their own interests (Iakovleva et al, 2019). In our previous research we found a new type of user distributed across a spectrum in terms of their willingness and their capability for involvement in innovation : the 'informed patient', equipped to use technology based on improved understanding; the 'involved patient', playing an active role within a wider healthcare delivery system and enabled to do so by technology; the 'innovating patient', providing ideas of their own based on their deep understanding of their healthcare issue. In this project proposal, we aim to go deeper into the new type of user, to understand how responsible innovation in digital technologies can mobilize the knowledge and resources in each user, enabling them to play a larger role in the emerging new health paradigm. The project is organized in four work packages; WP1 Understanding users side address the first project objective of understanding the range of different modes of user participation though identifying attitudes, concerns and expectations of users in relation to welfare technology, WP2 Creating a boundary innovation space will apply an enabling approach and develops ?design specifications? for an ?innovation space? to help to accelerate user involvement. It furthermore undertakes interventions and pilot the ?SIF Lab? and builds on that learning. WP3 Enhancing the ecosystem aim to develop a robust framework for ?shared value? business models. It suggests collaborative business models for ?free innovation?. A set of scalable techniques to create a more inclusive and responsible innovation in welfare technologies will be exchanged with the National Center for RRI (WP4)

In this project we will develop and extend the RRI and the CSR frameworks to make them accessible and useful tools for practitioners. In particular, our proposed project focuses on the inclusion of diverse users in innovation processes and creating of innovative ecosystem for cocreation of innovations in the context of digital health and welfare (ehealth). The project is organized in four work packages WP1 Understanding users side address the first project objective of understanding the range of different modes of user participation though identifying attitudes, concerns and expectations of users in relation to welfare technology. Outcome is replicable methods of integrating the user voices in front end of innovation process with documented results WP2 Creating a boundary innovation space address the second project objective of creating an enabling approach and develops design specifications for an innovation space to help to accelerate user involvement. It furthermore undertakes interventions and pilot the SIF Lab with both physical and digital spaces. The outcome is development of a robust template for wider use by innovative firms interested in developing more inclusive approaches to working with users in digital healthcare innovation, that can be also applicable for other sectors WP3 Enhancing the ecosystem address the third project objective of developing a robust framework for shared value business models for exiting eco-system. It identifies stakeholder’s motivations and suggests collaborative business models for free innovation, The outcome is scalable and replicable model of cooperation between innovative firm that incorporate user voices, and broader eco-system (system integrators, health enterprises, municipalities etc.) WP4 Open learning arena deals with dissemination of results and communication with virtual national centre for RRI

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TEKNOKONVERGENS-Teknologikonvergens - grensesprengende forskning og radikal innovasjon

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Fornyelse og innovasjon i offentlig sektorInnovasjonsprosjekter og prosjekter med forpliktende brukermedvirkningPolitikk- og forvaltningsområderHelse og omsorgDigitalisering og bruk av IKTOffentlig sektorPortefølje Industri og tjenestenæringerIKT forskningsområdeMenneske, samfunn og teknologiIKT forskningsområdeDigitalisering og bruk av IKTLTP2 Innovasjon i stat og kommunePortefølje Humaniora og samfunnsvitenskapResponsible Research & InnovationBransjer og næringerHelsenæringenPortefølje Naturvitenskap og teknologiPortefølje Demokrati, styring og fornyelseLTP2 Et kunnskapsintensivt næringsliv i hele landetPortefølje HelseGrunnforskningLTP2 Utvikle fagmiljøer av fremragende kvalitetLTP2 Helse, forebygging og behandlingFNs BærekraftsmålPolitikk- og forvaltningsområderForskningPortefølje Muliggjørende teknologierPolitikk- og forvaltningsområderDigitaliseringResponsible Research & InnovationRRI Utviklings- og prosessorienteringUtviklingsarbeidPortefølje LivsvitenskapLTP2 Styrket konkurransekraft og innovasjonsevneBransjer og næringerTjenesterettet FoULTP2 Muliggjørende og industrielle teknologierLTP2 Fagmiljøer og talenterLTP2 IKT og digital transformasjonForskning og innovasjonAnvendt forskningLTP2 Fornyelse i offentlig sektorFNs BærekraftsmålMål 3 God helseInternasjonaliseringInternasjonalt prosjektsamarbeidResponsible Research & InnovationRRI MedvirkningOrganisasjon og ledelseInternasjonaliseringPolitikk- og forvaltningsområderFornyelse og innovasjon i offentlig sektorDigitalisering og bruk av IKTPrivat sektorHelse