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DEX Innovation Centre joined the EIT Health network as the RIS Hub in the Czech Republic

We are very proud and honoured to announce to be joining the EIT Health consortium as the RIS Hub in the Czech Republic! Among other responsibilities to contribute to the EIT Health mission, we will be helping to find the best talents, entrepreneurs and startups from our country.

We attended the Socil Life Science platform Kick-off - innovation in home care services

The Kick-off event of Social Life Science platform  - Innovation of home care services took place in Central Bohemian Innovation Centre (SIC) on 19th of June 2018. DEX Innovation Centre, as the implementer of HoCare project, was present here too.

SIC's Innovative platform's goal is to strengthen the mutual collaboration of institutions, subjects and individuals acting in the field of integrated care. In this innovative platform, many experts will be involved - universities, research centres, towns or interest associations. Thanks to the involvement of top professionals will be the Social Life Sciences platform able to promote its visions, needs and at the same time to provide sufficient information about the latest topics in the field of integrated care.

Will be technological home care platform in the Czech Republic?

A meeting of home care experts was held on Wednesday 18th April 2018 in European House in Prague to support the emergence of innovations in the home care in the Czech Republic. The meeting was organized in the framework of the project HoCare by DEX Innovation Centre from Liberec which is a project realization in the Czech Republic. Participants of the event from a different organization, as universities – Czech Technical University in Prague, hospitals – University Hospital in Plzeň, ministeries, technological companies – High Tech Park, and innovation centres as well as social organizations discussed the possibility of formation of the technological platform and realization of the pilot project.  

The Ministry of Industry and Trade hosted experts to discuss innovation support in home care in the framework of the project HoCare

How to encourage the emergence of new innovations in home care? Experts from the Czech Republic were answering this question at the HoCare project meeting. 

 

Seeking for dual partners for project HoCare2.0

We are seeking for dual partners from any territory in Central Europe for the project proposal HoCare2.0 that is going to be submitted to the 3rd call of Interreg Central Europe.

HoCare is applying for the European Health Award

The HoCare project, whose main goal is to boost innovative Home Care solutions and where DEX Innovation Centre is involved as a Project Partner, competes for the prestigious European Health Award.

Slovenia hosted 3rd HoCare Thematic Workshop

Two-day International Thematic Workshop of HoCare project was held at the beginning of June in Ljubljana and Litija (Slovenia). The main topic was a faster delivery of innovative home care solutions to the market.

Ministry of Industry and Trade joined DEX Innovation Centre at the 2nd International Thematic workshop of HoCare

The second HoCare International Thematic workshop, part of the European project “HoCare” which deals with the issue of ageing population and aims to boost generation of new innovative solutions for home care,​​ was organized in Budapest on 27th and 28th March 2017 by the National Healthcare Service Center from Hungary. The workshop offered many opportunities to exchange experiences and good practices in the field of generation of innovative solutions for home care. The focus of the second workshop was on generation of innovation through the public driven innovation approach. For the Czech Republic, DEX Innovation Centre has been joined by a representative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Mr. Robert Wenzel, to present and discuss regional situations and good practices in this field from the Czech Republic and gather and discuss good practices from other countries.

Watch the video from the workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKqniayPXfE 

Watch the video about the project and from the 1st workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9liHOTH6CA 

Read more about the project.

HoCare project (PGI01388) is carried out under the Interreg Europe programme financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Czech overall situation in home care R&I and good practice projects presented on international workshop

Europe’s population is growing older, leading us into many societal challenges which those changes are bringing. In the future there will be higher absolute numbers of elderly people, a larger share of elderly and longer healthy life expectancies. International Thematic Workshop on home care R&I organized on 27th January 2017 in Funchal (Madeira) offered many opportunities to exchange experiences and good practices from the field of innovative solutions for home care. More than 100 participantsattended the event which was organized by Business Development Institute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (IDERAM).

The workshop was part of European project “HoCare” which deals with the issues of ageing population and focuses on boosting creation of innovative solutions for home care through quadruple-helix cooperation. Partners from Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, and the Czech Republic attended the event bringing with them also the relevant stakeholders from the field of home care. Current situations regarding home care research and innovation support and good practices from participating countries were presented at the workshop. 3 interactive working groups enabled discussions on possibilities for transferability of good practise projects or management / strategic focus of Operational programmes. The focus was especially on generation of innovation in home care by addressing unmet needs identified by formal and informal providers of health care.

16 partners from business, research, public and health-social care provider sector discussed the topic of new innovations in the area of home care

Evropský dům in Prague hosted the first meeting of the members of the Czech regional multi-stakeholder group of the project HoCare on 02.12.2016. The representatives of business, research, public and health/social (services providers) sphere got together in one place, in order to discuss the current issues and obstacles in the field of development of innovations in home care area.

The meeting was organised by DEX Innovation Centre within the project HoCare, which aims to boost creation of new innovative solutions in the area of home care by strengthening cooperation of actors in regional innovation chains with the use of the approach based on quadruple-helix model.

Partners of HoCare project meet Bulgarian multi-stakeholder group in Varna

European project for cooperation on innovative solutions for Home Care

Partners from Cyprus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, Portugal and Czech Republic have met on 2nd project meeting within the HoCare project - “Delivery of Innovative solutions for Home Care by strengthening quadruple-helix cooperation in regional innovation chains”. The meeting took place in Varna, Bulgaria from 15th -17th September 2016 and was hosted by Business Agency Association from Varna.

1,2 M€ for cooperation on innovative solutions for Home Care

European population is getting older which means that the number of people over 65 is increasing. Ageing trend presents numerous social changes and challenges, for which adequate solutions need to be found. At the same time it also means opportunity for growth and jobs as there is great potential to deliver innovative solution for home care.

8 partners from Cyprus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, Portugal and Czech Republic have launched the HoCare project – “Delivery of Innovative solutions for Home Care by strengthening quadruple-helix cooperation in regional innovation chains”. The partnership is led by the Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL) from Cyprus.