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Kick-off Health Cluster Europe

Placed by Audrey Meulendijks for e-Ucare at 2013-10-11

On the 23rd of October the kick-off of the Strategic Health Cluster and the event “Smart Health meets Design” took place in Eindhoven during the Dutch Design Week. In cooperation with the Province of Noord-Brabant we offered an interesting programme, consisting of a combination of two events, in a way that’s the body of thought we like to propagate with our Health Cluster Europe project.

Cooperation, creativity, entrepreneurship and guts: that is what Health and Social Care is all about. How can we put consumer needs in the forefront of the changing care environment? What do we have to do to ensure that in their daily lives our citizens have more readily access to innovative solutions of SMEs? Those being new services and products that contribute to a healthier en independent life. How can we use the world of design to create the mind shift that is needed to mutually build on new solutions, and thus realise breakthroughs? The Strategic Health Cluster is a cooperation on a European level, together we aim to face these societal challenges.     

Programme part 1

Venue: Klokgebouw (Strijp-S), Klokgebouw 50, Eindhoven

09.30h    Registration, coffee/tea  

10.00h    Welcome, Brigite van Haaften-Harkema, Regional Governor for Culture and Society, province of Noord-Brabant  

10.15h    Transitions in health care: Yes We Can, Yes We Do! Guus van Montfort,
               chairman ActiZ, organisation of health care entrepreneurs

10.45h    Design thinking doesn’t solve problems, it creates solutions! Kees Dorst,
               professor of Design Innovation, University of Technology, Sydney &

11.15h    Design to inspire, innovate, cooperate and create: surprising initiatives in
               words and images      

11.45h    Talk show - A look behind the scenes of the Brabant testing grounds of
               the Region of Smart Health. Project leaders and ambassadors will talk
               about eHealth, dementia, self-management and informal care. Subjects
               will be: partnership, promising innovations, barriers to large-scale
               deployment, conditions for success and European cooperation. Also,
               there will be the formal kick-off of the European Strategic Health
               Cluster, made possible by the INTERREG IVB NWE Programme.            

12.45h    Networking lunch


Programme part 2 (exclusive for partners and guests)

Venue: Seats2meet (Strijp-S), Torenallee 24, Eindhoven
14.15h    Introduction partners
15.45h    Break
16.00h    Approach Living Lab inventory, I-stay(at)home
16.15h    Approach Competence mapping, ITTS
16.30h    Approach Knowledge Database, ITTS and I-stay(at)home
16.45h    Approach Roundtables, CASA
17.00h    Approach Symposia, TTC
17.15h    Break
17.30h    Approach Cluster management and cooperation
18.00h    Next steps
18.30h    Time off
20.00h    Diner


Presentation Julia Siebert, I-stay @ home
Presentation Edwin Mermans, CASA
Presentation Kick-off Health Cluster Europe

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