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Startups and SMEs have the opportunity to create new products using co-creation approach - register and be one of the selected companies!

24. 08. 2020

We are looking for startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that will be involved in the creation of new products using the method of co-creation. During this process, companies will focus on developing digital innovations in home care. You can apply for the open call until 30 September 2020 and participation is completely free of charge!

We are opening a call within the HoCare2.0 project and its goal is to develop and deliver innovative health and social care solutions through a process of co-creation.

The co-creation process involves representatives of the so-called Quadruple Helix: Startups and SMEs, home care providers, universities and the end-users themselves - seniors, carers and family members.

We are the EIT Health hub for the Czech Republic and with these activities, we follow up on our successfully implemented projects such as the HoCare project, which has become a springboard for further activities in the field of health and social care.

Who is the challenge for?

The call is opened for startups and small and medium-sized enterprises from the Czech Republic who want to implement (or facilitate the implementation process) an innovative product based on digital solutions in the field of health or social home care. This solution needs to meet one of the defined needs of the end-users:

  • Treatment needs
  • Activities of everyday life
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Social needs
  • Emotional needs
  • Information needs
  • Details and specific needs for each category can be found in the full text of the call.

What will participation bring you?

  1. Access to the target group, thanks to which you can easily get valuable feedback on the developed product

  2. Knowledge and know-how about the process of co-creation within the Quadruple Helix, including professional guidance.

  3. Facilitate the creation of a new or redesign of an existing product (service).
  4. Support and assistance during the development process by representatives of the Quadruple Helix (SMEs, Home Care Providers; Universities and Research Centers; service users).
  5. Promotion and visibility of your company and your products/services.
  6. List of needs of home care users that we have defined with the help of all QH members (see link below)

Where can to get more information?

Detailed information, including evaluation criteria, application and other information, you will receive in the full text of the call, or contact us and we will be happy to answer all your questions.