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Innovation for Welfare project newsletter

Tartu Science Park is a partner in the INTERREG IVC Program project Innovation for Welfare (I4W), which aims to increase regional competitiveness through better use of innovative technologies especially among SMEs. . Project takes place from October 1st 2008 until September 30th 2012.

On May 31, 50 regional policy makers, delegates from universities, European institutes and other stakeholders got together in Brussels at the premises of the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the EU. Subject of this gathering was the 'Turning Welfare Challenges into Business Opportunities' conference, organised by the Innovation 4 Welfare project consortium. Read more

Petr Bartoš, the ROBO M.D. subproject participant of Innovation 4 Welfare project presented: "ROBO M.D. and other subprojects implemented in Innovation 4 Welfare project " at the 11th Global Conference on Ageing held between 29 May - 1 June in Prague. Read more

Innovation 4 Welfare brings together policymakers, knowledge providers, economic and social intermediaries and health institutions, implementing projects and policies across six regions. These stakeholders will share, exchange, transfer and implement good practices and will renew the regional policy agenda's. By means of interregional cooperation, Innovation 4 Welfare builds new coalitions of economic and social actors. In that way I4W will become a European generator for new solutions promoting health and welfare.

Although the six regions have different experiences they also have a lot in common or at least have the challenge to work on issues in the following application fields:

  • Services and products for special target groups (like elderly people);
  • Accessibility, mobility and smart homes;
  • Medical and home care systems;
  • Safety and security.

In these application fields technical solutions within ICT, food- and bio-technology, advanced materials and design will be applied.

Project webpage: http://www.innovation4welfare.eu/

Contact in Estonia:

Seren Eilmann, Project Coordinator
Phone: +372 747 5455
E-mail: seren.eilmann@sciencepark.ee.

 

 

 

 

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