On the picture from left to right are: Pedro Oliveira, Helena Canhao, Marjan Shamsi, Kornelia Konrad and Christophe Kattouw, Ragne Farmen, Paul Benneworth, Elin Oftedal and Thomas Laudal, as well as Chunyan Xie, Richard Bagozzi and John Bessant, and Tatiana Iakovleva. Photo: Olga Belousova

Our Project

We are a team comprising researchers from six different countries. The primary objective of our project is to develop a broad knowledge baser about how the different stakeholders on the e-health arena can engage in more user–centric models.
We aim to do this by understanding how users can participate in the innovation process, enabling them to participate actively and creating a "Shared Innovation Futures Lab" where stakeholders co-create innovations together in “safe spaces” within which experimentation, prototyping, learning from “intelligent failure” can take place.
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Work Packages

WP1: Understanding user’s side

Understanding users side address the first project objective of understanding the range of different modes of user participation though identifying attitudes, concerns and expectations of users in relation to welfare technology. Outcome is replicable methods of integrating the user ‘voices’ in ‘front end’ of innovation process with documented results.

WP1 is led by Chunyan Xie

WP2: Creating boundary innovation space (the SIF-Lab)

Creating a boundary innovation space address the second project objective of creating an enabling approach and develops ‘design specifications’ for an ‘innovation space’ to help to accelerate user involvement. It furthermore undertakes interventions and pilot the “SIF Lab” with both physical and digital spaces. The outcome is development of a robust template for wider use by innovative firms interested in developing more inclusive approaches to working with users in digital healthcare innovation, that can be also applicable for other sectors

WP2 is led by Elin Oftedal

WP3: Enabling the ecosystem

Enhancing the ecosystem address the third project objective of developing a robust framework for ‘shared value’ business models for exiting eco-system. It identifies stakeholder’s motivations and suggests collaborative business models for ‘free innovation’. The outcome is scalable and replicable model of cooperation between innovative firm that incorporate user voices, and broader eco-system (system integrators, health enterprises, municipalities etc.)

WP3 is led by Tatiana Iakovleva

WP4: Open learning arena

Open learning arena deals with dissemination of results and communication with virtual national centre for RRI activities in the form of providing an open learning arena for all participating project partners and national virtual centre participants.

WP4 is led by Elisa Thomas

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Our Concepts

This project develop new forms of interaction where authorities, public agencies in the research and innovation system, companies and civil society come together as partners to engage with societal challenges within healthcare.

By engaging the broader eco-system in the co-creation of innovations, which create both social and commercial value, we would develop a template for RRI that offers the potential for creating radical innovations, which have significant economic potential and address societal challenges


We hold events such as seminars, exhibitions, open days and popup stores during the course of our project.

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During the course of our project, we will publish articles, reports and other material.

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March 2, 2020

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