Consortium

SILVER has partners in Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom. The consortium includes research institutions and public sector organizations (see the map below and click on the SILVER logo for more information). The public procurers in the SILVER consortium are: City of Eindhoven, City of Odense, City of Oulu, City of Stockport, City of Vantaa, City of Västerås and Region of Southern Denmark.

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Aalto University, School of Economics

http://ckir.aalto.fi/en/

Established in 2010, the Aalto University is a new university with centuries of experience. The Aalto University was created from the merger of three Finnish universities: The Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and The University of Art and Design Helsinki. The Aalto University focuses its research on major global issues.

Founded in 1999, the Centre for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR) is an international research center at the Aalto University School of Economics. The center was established for scientific research that promotes sustainable, open and human-centric knowledge and innovation-driven development; this is done from a firm, economic, technology and wider societal point of view.

Petra Turkama
Director
petra.turkama@aalto.fi
+358 40 3538 369

Brainport Development NV

http://www.brainportdevelopment.nl/

Brainport Development is a new-style development company, working with representatives from industry, research and government to strengthen Brainport Eindhoven Region, according to the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) the world’s smartest region in 2011. Top technology region Brainport is an important cornerstone of the Dutch economy.

Brainport Development encourages and develops regional and (inter)national projects and programmes, promotes Brainport Eindhoven Region at home and abroad, and facilitates regional industry through business advice and funding, incubator facilities, business premises and business centres. The task of the organisation is to make the economy of the region ‘future proof’.

Anne Landstra
Project Manager - Health & Technology
a.landstra@brainportdevelopment.nl
+ 31 651 185 243

Brainport Development NV

http://www.brainportdevelopment.nl/

Brainport Development is a new-style development company, working with representatives from industry, research and government to strengthen Brainport Eindhoven Region, according to the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) the world’s smartest region in 2011. Top technology region Brainport is an important cornerstone of the Dutch economy.

Brainport Development encourages and develops regional and (inter)national projects and programmes, promotes Brainport Eindhoven Region at home and abroad, and facilitates regional industry through business advice and funding, incubator facilities, business premises and business centres. The task of the organisation is to make the economy of the region ‘future proof’.

Anne Landstra
Project Manager - Health & Technology
a.landstra@brainportdevelopment.nl
+ 31 651 185 243

City of Odense / Odense Municipality

http://www.odense.dk/cfv

In SILVER project the Odense municipality is represented by the Department of the Elderly and Disabled responsible for a range of services for pensioners and the handicapped in Odense Municipality. Odense Municipal Eldercare and Health units are public operating units with more than 3.000 employees providing around the clock care to close to 10.000 citizens each year and has a annual budget of 135 million €.

Odense City Council has a strategic focus on welfare technology, which is based in the regional vision to create an international powerhouse for the development, implementation and dissemination of welfare technologies in health and social care.

Rene Lorenz
Head of Programme Office
rlo@odense.dk
+45 2126 7908

Region of Southern Denmark / OPI-Lab

http://www.regionsyddanmark.dk http://opilab.dk

Region of Southern Denmark (RSD) is one of five regional authorities in Denmark. RSD is responsible for hospitals, social- and psychiatric institutions, and regional development. RSD has since 2007 made concerted efforts to establish partnerships between public and private bodies within health and care technology.

OPI-Lab is a cross regional knowledge centre for public private innovation under management of RSD. The centre is supported by all five Danish regions, a large number of municipalities, private enterprises and national public authorities.

The purpose of OPI-Lab is to disseminate knowledge and create guidelines on how to approach public-private innovation partnerships and how to overcome legal and cultural barriers.

Fie Illum Jenssen
Project Coordinator
Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark
fie.illum.jenssen@rsyd.dk
+45 3056 3339

Innovate UK

http://www.innovateuk.org/

Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board - the UK’s innovation agency. We know that taking a new idea to market is a challenge. We fund, support and connect innovative businesses through a unique mix of people and programmes to accelerate sustainable economic growth.

Stephen Browning
Head of SBRI and Smart
Stephen.Browning@innovateuk.gov.uk
07780 222 485

Forum Virium Helsinki

http://www.forumvirium.fi/en

Forum Virium Helsinki develops new digital services in collaboration with companies, the City of Helsinki and other public sector organizations. Helsinki residents participate in the development and testing of the services. The aim is to create better services and new business, plus to open up contacts for international markets.

Forum Virium Helsinki’s core activity is to manage development projects. The projects are divided into the following Project Areas: Smart City, New Forms of Media and Innovation Communities. Innovation communities support all of these by developing user-based innovation processes, tools and methods, such as Living Labs.

Forum Virium Helsinki is owned by the city of Helsinki.

Anne-Mari Sandell
Project Manager, Communications Specialist
anne-mari.sandell@forumvirium.fi
+358 40 903 1922

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

http://english.rvo.nl/

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) encourages entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business. It helps with grants, finding business partners, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations. The aim is to improve opportunities for entrepreneurs and strengthen their position. The Agency works at the instigation of ministries and the European Union.

Netherlands Enterprise Agency is part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The organisation has been in existence since 2014 and is the result of a merger between NL Agency and the Dienst Regelingen. Some activities of the Commodities Boards are also included.

Netherlands Enterprise Agency focuses on providing services to entrepreneurs. It aims to make it easier to do business using smart organisation and digital communication. The Agency works in The Netherlands and abroad with governments, knowledge centres, international organisations and countless other partners.

Carla Dekker
Team PCP/PPI
carla.dekker@rvo.nl
+31 88 602 5365

City of Västerås

http://www.vasteras.se

Västerås is Sweden's sixth largest city with approximately 138,000 inhabitants. It has hi-tech industry, a university and a developed services sector, including regional commercial centres. Västerås is developing into an attractive knowledge and meeting/conference city at the forefront of development.

The municipality is responsible for care for the elderly, both in ordinary housing and housing for the elderly. Care for the elderly is organised along customer/service provider lines, with politicians being responsible for deciding what needs to be done and the service providers – both internal and external – actually delivering the care which is mainly financed by the municipality.

Mats Rundkvist
Project Manager
mats.rundkvist@vasteras.se
+46 21 390185

VINNOVA

http://www.vinnova.se/en/

VINNOVA is a Swedish government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications and the national contact agency for the EU Framework Programme for R&D.

As Sweden’s innovation agency, VINNOVA aim is to increase the competitiveness of Swedish companies and researchers, and to promote sustainable growth in Sweden by funding needs-driven research and the development of effective innovation systems. VINNOVA invests 220 million euro in new and ongoing projects each year. VINNOVA is responsible for furthering the use of public procurement of innovation in Sweden and has opened a call for pre-commercial procurement.

Nina Widmark
Director
nina.widmark@vinnova.se
+46 8 473 3052

City of Oulu

http://www.ouka.fi/

The City of Oulu is the capital of northern Finland. The Oulu Region has over 200,000 inhabitants and it is the fastest growing region in Finland. The City of Oulu itself has over 137,000 inhabitants.

As the only European city, Oulu was placed in the Top Seven intelligence communities of the year 2012. The idea in elderly care is that technology supports both the client and the caretaker. Oulu is an innovative, future oriented developer city. New technologies and products are constantly tested and the best among them are brought into use. The elderly are actively involved in the testing processes.

Anna Haverinen
Director for Elderly service
anna.haverinen@ouka.fi
+358 44 703 4018

City of Vantaa

http://www.vantaa.fi/

Vantaa is the fourth biggest city in Finland with 203 000 inhabitants. The city of Vantaa is one of the 4 cities in Helsinki metropolitan area. Helsinki region comprises 14 municipalities and the population of the region is around 1.4 million. The population of Vantaa is ageing fast and there is a great demand of technology for the elderly and the staff helping them to live at home.

Vantaa is a fast growing city and business policies and strategies focus on the promotion of business activities based on expertise and know-how. Vantaa promotes the adaption, research and development of new technology as well as higher-level education tailored to meet the requirements of business.

Satu Siikander
Administration Manager
satu.siikander@vantaa.fi
+358 40 534 6962

City of Stockport

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/

Stockport Council are a medium sized municipality which has around 300,000 residents. The Adult Social Care Department aims to help people aged 18 years or over to continue to live as independently as possible within the community. We believe this is best achieved by supporting people with care needs to work with everyone involved to identify and agree their needs and aspirations, and then choose and obtain services to help achieve these.

Stockport have a long tradition of applying new methods to help deliver radical approaches to Adult Social Care and are exploring a number of options around telehealth/telecare, such as mobile health solutions, to improve services for Older People. This will be strengthened with the use of robotics to help Older People live more independently for longer.

Andy Bleaden
Funding and Programmes Manager
Stockport Council
07946 481 674

City of Eindhoven

http://www.eindhoven.nl/

City of Eindhoven is the 5th largest municipality in the Netherlands. The City region Eindhoven has over 725,000 inhabitants and is a trend-setting centre of innovation and technology. The City of Eindhoven itself is home to a population of more than 200,000 inhabitants of which 7,7% is older than 75 years.

With the changing landscape of social policy and, more in particular, health care and social service provision in the Netherlands, the city of Eindhoven is facing a double challenge of adapting to implementing ever more tasks in the fields of social inclusion and health care with ever smaller budgets. The City of Eindhoven takes on this challenge through, among others its "WijEindhoven" programme. In this programme the city adopts a fundamentally different approach by putting the citizen (service receivers) at the centre instead of the local authority (one that is offering the services). With this approach the City of Endhoven is able to offer better services with less money.

Janine Cosijn
Public Health Officer
j.cosijn@eindhoven.nl
+31 40 2382782

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