Public Intelligence has signed a contract with Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) in the delivery of a concept for the creation of a Living Lab at the University of Surrey. The Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark will assist Public Intelligence in this assignment.
“We are happy that our knowledge and year-long experience can contribute to the development of the English health care sector. This shows that we did a great move, when we decided to focus on health and social innovation and assisted living technologies for the benefits of the citizen, the private and public sector and as a way to create economic growth”, says President of Southern Denmark Regional Council Stephanie Lose.
At Public Intelligence they are looking forward to the collaboration with the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark as they see a clear potential for economic growth.
“We expect the collaboration will create results for us and for other private companies that want to enter the English market”, says partner and senior consultant, Peter Julius and continues:
“Through the partnership with the University of Surry, we will establish us as leading developers of methods within living labs. We appreciate having a special consultant from The Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark Christina Wanscher as a subcontractor, due to her professional expertise and experience.”
Also the Danish Health and Technology cluster Welfare Tech looks forward to the new collaboration with the English partners.
“I see the collaboration between the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark and Public Intelligence as the first of many and hope it will create a great opportunity for our companies”, says Christian Graversen, CEO of Welfare Tech.
The challenges in the English and Danish health care sectors are very similar and innovation is one of the ways we can create the health care of the future. In that connection, the KSS AHSN and University of Surrey have looked to the Region of Southern Denmark and its focus on innovation. Over the years there have been many study trips to the Region where they have met public and private actors and seen how public-private partnerships and innovation with the citizen in the center has created unique solutions in South Denmark.
The University of Surrey wants to exploit the possibilities in the modern wireless technology in the health and social care sector and has therefore come and long way in the establishment of Europe’s first 5G test centre.
The project is part of a larger initiative which was published at the World Economic Forum on January 22nd, 2016.
See the story in The Telegraph.