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CIC is an open-innovation ecosystem. It’s open to companies, NGO’s, government organisations, educational and research institutions.
CIC facilitates in setting up experiments (co-creation, monitoring, implementation, testing) for innovative products, services and concepts in a real-life environment. The focus of CIC is to realise prevention for health and social care and to support people in living independently/assisted in their homes for a longer time in a healthy, safe and comfortable way. Wherein implementation of innovations in the education for young people is an important issue. In establishing this goal CIC is developing expertise in 6 thematic domains:
This domain relates to innovations to increase awareness of Health and Wellness to encourage people to live a healthier life. Increasing the focus on prevention will help improve health, quality of life and prosperity. Focusing on preventing disease and illness before they occur will create healthier homes, workplaces, schools and less cost. But also maintaining social participation.
This domain relates to innovations that enable people to take their health and well being in their own hands and to manage it whenever they want by taking preventive actions concerning their health, well being, independence on a pro-active way.
• Informal care
This domain relates to innovations that facilitate informal care givers to advance the time of informal care before going to professional health care. Innovations facilitate informal care givers to take on a caring roll. We do this by: Health Information technology, Widening informal care, combination with informal care (family/friends), voluntary work and care processionals.
• Ehealth and technology
This domain focuses on internet and technology based innovations that improve prevention, selfmanagement and informal care.
• Labour market
This domain focuses on the shift in labour market because of the less money available. Issues are on which way education of young people and professionals can respond to the changes and how to stimulate applying care innovations.
• Integrated care
This domain focuses on innovations that improve the cooperation, communication, coordination, information exchange between all stakeholders in the chain of care to get to a more integrated care process. In the end to prevent chain waste as much as possible.
CIC will support experiments for technological, innovation, social innovation and business model innovations. In this way CIC aims to create value on a social and health economic level with open-innovation collaborative partnerships, that create a WIN-WIN-situation for all parties involved. Products, processes and services can be tested at every stage of the development cycle.
CIC will actively seek commercial and applied research engagements with commercial and non-commercial organisations and education and research-institutes, interested in Health care and social care focussed on our thematic domains.
CIC has different ways to support organisations with their innovation:
A flagship project of CIC and Kellebeek College (Intermediate Vocational Education) is the development of a Zorg en Welzijnsboulevard (Social Care, Health Care and Welfare boulevard) in the building of Kellebeek College (intermediate vocational education). By developing this new concept in the school building different aspects come together:
CIC is a living lab for innovation and implementation of user-centric innovations in Social Care and Health Care with focus on prevention and selfmanagement. Many private and public R&D investments fail to produce real and sustaining value for the society, due to the fact that they are initiated an executed in a closed and artificial laboratory environment and not really tested en implemented. In this situation there is limited interaction with, and understanding of the real user needs, the care givers needs, the potential implementation problems, especially regarding economic valorisation and the required support of an eco-system of stakeholders.
References and Track Record
The activities currently developed with relation to our living lab are the folow:Quaterly meetings with our partners with Kwartaalbijeenkomsten with recent developments, new projects and financing and facilitating opportunities