Project - Vital Regions

Description


Description (EN): Northern Netherlands and North-West Germany have been experiencing dejuvenation and ageing for some time, resulting in a shrinkage in these regions. This means more pressure on the resource levels especially for the healthcare. There is an increased appeal to the self-reliance of residents and informal care. For Drenthe and Emsland it is quite a challenge to support older residents in particular in order for them to live independently as long as possible. Technology innovations are playing a crucial role hereby. The project “Vital Regions” aims on reinforcement of the health sector in the border areas by means of realizing “Vital, experienced, self-reliant village communities”. These vital, experienced, self-reliant village communities offering the local SME the unique opportunity to test product innovations in real life pilots to set the last development steps and to develop a mature business case for the real market introduction. The prototypes are realised in seven work packages: “AGILE”, the "Mole game", "8D Game, "the Autonoom technological living quarter”, the “SMART bed”, the “Show to do” en the "Digital Platform". The German and Dutch University of applied sciences support the SME in the validation and valorisation of the innovative products and services. Through an innovative project process market mature products are marketed via thorough business plans. Eleven entrepreneurs and four colleges are involved in the project, as well as nine organisations for the benefit of testing the prototypes. The cooperation should lead to permanent German-Dutch network forming, to a cross-border scientific basis for valorisation of innovative technological products and services. Mainly through intensive cooperation between knowledge institutes and the SME.
Description: In Noord-Nederland en Noord West-Duitsland is al enige tijd ontgroening en vergrijzing gaande met als gevolg krimp in deze regio’s. Hierdoor komt het voorzieningenniveau onder druk te staan; onder anderen op het gebied van de gezondheidszorg. Er wordt in toenemende mate beroep gedaan op de zelfredzaamheid van bewoners en informele zorg. Voor Drenthe en Emsland is het een uitdaging om met name oudere bewoners, zo goed mogelijk te ondersteunen om lang mogelijk zelfstandig te kunnen wonen. Technologische innovaties spelen hierbij een cruciale rol. Het project’ Vital Regions’ richt zich op versterken van de eHealth sector in de grensregio middels het realiseren van “Vitale, belevingsrijke, zelfredzame dorpsgemeenschappen”. Deze Vitale, belevingsrijke, zelfredzame dorpsgemeenschappen bieden het regionale MKB de unieke mogelijkheid product innovaties in real-life pilots te testen om op deze manier te laatste ontwikkelingsstappen te kunnen zetten en gedegen business cases voor de daadwerkelijke markt introductie te kunnen ontwikkelen. In zeven werkpakketten, “AGILE”, het “Mollenspel”,8D Game, het “Autonoom technologisch woonverblijf”, het “SMART bed”, de “Show to do” en het Digitale Platform Vital Regions” worden prototypes gerealiseerd. De Duitse en Nederlandse hogescholen ondersteunen het MKB om de innovatieve producten en diensten te valideren en valoriseren. Middels een innovatief projectproces worden marktrijpe producten via gedegen businessplannen vermarkt. Bij het project zijn 12 ondernemers en 4 hogescholen betrokken, evenals 9 organisaties ten behoeve van het testen van de prototypes. De samenwerking dient te leiden tot duurzame Duits-Nederlandse netwerkvorming, tot een grensoverschrijdende wetenschappelijke basis voor valorisatie van innovatieve technologische producten en diensten en door intensieve samenwerking tussen kennisinstellingen en het MKB.

Thematic Information


Thematics: Health and social services  
Specific Objective: Increase in the product and process innovations in sectors relevant for the border region
Thematic Objective: (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation by:
Investment Priority: (1b) promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation, and supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies


Project Summary


Project name (EN): Vital Regions
Project name: Vital Regions
Project name (Other language): Vital Regions
Project acronym: Vital Regions

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2018-11-09

Web: https://www.deutschland-nederland.eu/home/

Project start date: 2017-01-01
Project end date: 2020-12-31
Project status: Ongoing

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 1.761.290,00
European Union funding: EUR 880.645,00

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Lead Partner (EN): Stichting NHL Stenden Hogeschool
Lead Partner: Stichting NHL Stenden Hogeschool
Address: Rengerslaan 10, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
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Address: Minister Cremerstraat 8, Zeijen, Netherlands
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Address: Ordenierung 1, Meppen, Germany
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Address: Vrees, Germany
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Address: Gasselterweg 24, Gieten, Netherlands
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Address: Zernikeplein 11 D1.22, Groningen, Netherlands
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Address: Emmakade 59A, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
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Address: Beneden Veensloot 18, Meeden, Netherlands
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Address: Caprivristrasse 30A, Osnabrück, Germany
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Address: Havenkade 6, Assen, Netherlands
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Address: Kaiserstrasse 10, Lingen (Ems), Germany
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