Sixteen health & technology lecturers from the four universities of applied sciences in the delta region came together this week to work out ideas for new Medical Delta Living Labs. Quartermaster Dr. Marleen Goumans, lecturer at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, kicked off the session.
During this productive session, the enthusiastic lecturers with a great drive for action and peer exchange developed a promising start for new Living Labs. The new Living Labs will be set up alongside the five existing Medical Delta Living Labs. They form an important part of the university universities of applied sciences program within Medical Delta to be set up, in which the health & technology lecturers of the universities of applied sciences within Medical Delta will collaborate more closely.
Practical questions take central stage in the new Medical Delta Living Labs, whereby cooperation explicit is sought with (care) practice partners and the business community. The universities of applied sciences and Medical Delta are now working out the ideas further, after which an external committee assesses the initiatives. The final new Living Labs will be presented at the Medical Delta Conference on 14 April.
Living Labs are experimental and realistic environments where innovative concepts are developed and tested in collaboration with the end users. These innovations can then be implemented on a small scale prior to the full launch. In this way, the Living Labs deliver concrete innovations that are ready for use, for example in the form of products, services, social initiatives or solutions for healthcare institutions.