The ‘Resource-wise digital social and health services’ project (REDI SOTE) will make it easier for technology companies and the social welfare and health care sector to meet and implement new services and products.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put the efficiency of the social welfare and health care system to the test and required the adoption of new operating methods. At the same time, technology industry exports have decreased. The demand of health technology, however, is on the rise. The health sector needs new solutions, and it is now more prepared than ever to adopt them after the upheaval during the pandemic.
The ‘Resource-wise digital social and health services’ project (REDI SOTE) brings technology companies and social welfare and health care services together. The project works to help technology companies in targeting their technologies to the needs of the social welfare and health care sector.
The REDI SOTE project has four primary objectives. If realised, they would allow easier access to the solutions of tech companies for social welfare and health care services. The idea is that new innovations produced for other sectors could be applied in social welfare and health care.
First, we need to get companies involved in the operation of the social welfare and health care service ecosystem. This is facilitated through identifying and prioritising requirements and objectives.
Second, we need to create an operating model within the project to promote and support the utilisation of technological innovations developed in different industries in the social welfare and health care sector.
Third, we need to create an operating model for the utilisation of new innovations, which would guarantee that companies receive support in the different stages of development and are able to co-create their products or services. The model will help companies, financiers and organisations supporting business growth to work together.
The fourth objective is to create a process model for remote co-creation.
The project will utilise the results of previously funded projects, such as the Co–created Health and Wellbeing project.
Duration, partners, funding and total budget
Duration: 1 August 2021–31 August 2023
Partners: FVH, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Åbo Akademi, University of Turku, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Funding: European Regional Development Fund (Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council), matching funds from the City of Helsinki
Budget: 1,016,365 euros, of which Forum Virium Helsinki’s share is 250,650 euros
The role of Forum Virium Helsinki in the project is to implement pilots. The objective is to implement five pilots in genuine hospital environments during the project.
4. Benefits for Helsinki
If successful, the project will provide new, functional tools for hospitals and the health care sector in Helsinki and, first and foremost, identify models that support the discovery of new technologies and the meeting of companies and the social welfare and health care sector.
The project will open up new business opportunities for tech companies, low-tech social welfare and health care companies and those planning on starting business operations. The project will open up new business opportunities for tech companies, low-tech social welfare and health care companies and those planning on starting business operations. The pilots will help, more and more, co-created products and services to find commercial success in the future.
Credit: Keksi Agency / Helsinki Partners