Open Innovation in co-creation of public services seminar

Map & Directions

Hussborg Manor
Date: 10 May 2017 09:30 - 15:00
Location: Hussborg Manor, Hussborg M, Hussborg 432, Ljungaverk, Sweden

Innovations and digital services have been identified as essential factors for sustainable service provision in rural areas. Implementation has so far been slow. The ongoing demographic development with ageing society, depopulation, loss of local facilities and long distances to health care, schools and shops calls for urgent changes in how services are delivered.

Co-creation is significant for meeting the needs of today and the future.
     - co-creation gives more value for the resources invested (together we accomplish more)
     - no need for everyone to invent the same solutions (not wasting resources)
     - focusing on actual problems and needs (finding solutions)
     - involving end-users' first-hand knowledge (avoiding mismatch, creating the right services)

This seminar is part of IMPROVE, an EU project funded under the INTERREG NPA Programme, which aims to co-produce new responsive, transparent and inclusive public services with our communities.

Providing an opportunity for inspiration and exchanging experiences of innovative methods for developing services in rural and peripheral areas. Showcasing results of co-production, focusing on possibilities and meeting needs.


10 May 2017   09:30 - 15:00
Time Description Speaker


Welcome by Mayor of Ånge


IMPROVE Vasternorrland seminar
Overview of the context of this seminar within the IMPROVE project
Mr. Jose Manuel San Emeterio, Project Manager, ERNACT


Innovations and Digitalisation
Innovations and digital services, do they always make things better? For whom?
Ms. Madeleine Blusi, Association of Local Authorities in Västernorrland


Surviving in a vanishing community
What is it like to live in a place that is in the process of disappearing? Meet a specialist on rural survival for a firsthand experience.
Mr. Tomas Håkki Eriksson, CEO, Håkki


Coffee break


The Innovation Gateway
A gateway to co-production, for promoting and developing great ideas based on real needs in the municipality.
Mrs. Eva-Marie Blusi Tyberg, Project manager Innovation Hub, Innovation Hub of Sundsvall


How do we speed up Digitizing?
Methods and Strategies for co-production in the municipal sector.
Ms. Aurora Lindberg, Managing Director, Association of Local Authorities in Västernorrland




E-health, what is it and why should we do it?
About technology, co-production with older people and future needs in home-care.
Ms. Madeleine Blusi, Umeå University


Technology in home care for older people
Interactive session with workshop and hands-on exploring of technologies enabling sustainability and future home care provision.
Local Champion
Ms. Helen Lindahl, Nurse, Ånge municipality
Local Champion
Ms. Linnea Byström , Buisness Developer, Härnösands Kommun
Local Champion
Ms. Anna Edblom, Specialist Nurse, Timrå Municipality
Local Champion
Mr. Michael Åkerlund , IT Coordinator, Sundsvall Municipality
Local Champion
Mr David Wiklund, Developer, Kramfors kommun
Local Champion
Mr. Jan Karlsson, Administration Chief, Sollefteå Kommun
Local Champion
Ms. Cristina Eriksson, Ornsköldsvik municipality


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