Living labs and smart cities among the topics discussed during the Dutch delegation’s visit to Laurea.
A delegation of Dutch healthcare decision-makers visited Laurea on Friday, 20 January to familiarise themselves with Laurea’s expertise in Living labs and smart healthcare. The visit to Laurea was part of the delegation’s 4-day excursion to Estonia and Finland.
The delegation of 15 people consisted of representatives of the University of Groningen, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, the Royal Dutch Medical Association and the Netherlands Institute for Healthcare and Wellbeing. In addition, Cees Bansema, the Dutch Ambassador to Finland, accompanied the delegation during its visit to Finland.
The guests were introduced especially to Laurea’s user-oriented perspective in research, development and innovation, and teaching that takes advantage of co-creation and Living labs environments. At the same time, Laurea's experts introduced some RDI projects related to well-being, such as the Terveempi Uusimaa project related to the strategy for implementing smart specialisation in the region of Uusimaa, the COPE project focusing on the changing needs in the expertise of social and healthcare professionals, and the ROSE project that investigates the possibilities to use robots in well-being services.