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Which challenges does the project HoCare2.0 target?

The fact that by 2060, every third European will be over 65, makes the “Silver Economy” one of the fastest growing economic domains. Because many solutions for the elderly are ICT based and not yet well accepted by the care recipients, there is a growing need to involve them in the product design process. 

The HoCare2.0 project fosters the delivery and deployment of highly innovative solutions for social and health home-care through co-creation approaches. It will systematically change innovation ecosystems and shift them towards “Open Innovation 2.0”. 

Which objectives has the project HoCare2.0?

Innovative solutions will be jointly designed in a co-creation lab, developed by local enterprises and deployed by public providers to ensure that the needs of care recipients are well understood and targeted.

The project will build co-creation labs and tools, set up a transregional network, design a common strategy and action plan, and draw a roadmap for the shift towards “Open Innovation 2.0”. The developed and tested tools will help the regions to address challenges linked to the “Silver Economy” and boost the implementation of smart specialisation strategies.

What is the project duration? 

1. 4. 2019 - 31. 3. 2022

Which partners cooperate on project HoCare2.0?

CZECH REPUBLIC: DEX Innovation Centre + Institute of social services Prague 4

HUNGARY: Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd. + National Healthcare Service Center

SLOVENIA: Business support centre L.t.d., Kranj + Local community Tržič + Retirement home Tržič

GERMANY: Carus Consilium Saxony GmbH + Dresden University Hospital

POLAND: The Malopolska Region + Rzeszow Regional Development Agency

ITALY: Cremona Chamber of Commerce + Lombardy Region

Where to find more information about the project?

www.interreg-central.eu/HoCare2.0

Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF)