SCIROCCO exchange tool: assessment of barriers and enablers of open innovation ecosystems
Thursday, 9th September, 15:30 -17:00 CEST
You’ll learn how to use the SCIROCCO exchange tool to assess the readiness level, the barriers and the enablers of a demand-driven approach for open innovation ecosystems, based on 12 domains.
While open innovation ecosystems provide optimal conditions to create value, closed and fragmented innovation processes nonetheless continue to be one of the most fundamental barriers for effective innovation practices.
Moreover, innovation approaches depend on the local context. Successful cases of implementing demand-driven innovation prove that it matters a lot how innovation approaches are designed and implemented to fit the local needs. Healthcare systems are shaped by the context, and features of particular innovative interventions need to ‘fit’ in this context appropriately. If not done effectively, the intervention(s) may not deliver the expected benefits. The SCIROCCO exchange tool for demand-driven innovation addresses this need and helps stakeholders to understand the local enablers of effective uptake of innovation.
The tool helps stakeholders to understand:
• the local context and conditions for delivering innovation in health and social care, including strengths and weaknesses
• the readiness level of an ecosystem to adopt and scale-up innovation
• the actions taken by successful regions by information sharing and coaching to overcome barriers to implement innovation
In this workshop we’ll transfer the user experience of the SCIROCCO exchange tool within the Interreg Europe ACSELL-project. In this project, seven European regions collaborate to accelerate innovation capacities with a living lab approach and to improve the demand-driven approach in their innovation policy. In ACSELL it was implemented within the theme of Health and Social Care. However, the tool can also be used for other themes and domains where multi-stakeholder collaborations are necessary to create appropriate demand-driven innovation. Other topics the tool covers are integrated care and digital neighborhood development.
The SCIROCCO-tool is based on 12 key domains, which will be explained during the workshop. We will interact with participants to capture their feedback and get insights on how they could use this tool in future.
Furthermore, we will go deeper into the barriers and enablers of open innovation ecosystems, look for solutions and learn from good practices of participating regions and discuss what are the main drivers of a demand-driven open innovation ecosystem.
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After the workshop, participants have the knowledge to use the SCIROCCO exchange tool, to assess their open innovation ecosystems and their demand-driven approach within their own innovation context.
Practical insights will be shared on how to setup consensus-building workshops with their stakeholders.
Participants will also gain first insights into other models, solutions and good practices discussed amongst the participating regions to overcome the barriers in sustaining open innovation ecosystems.
BRIEF OUTLINE / METHODOLOGY
VALUE FOR PARTICIPANTS
-Short introduction of hosting organizations and workshop presenters
-Goal and structure of the workshop
– What is the SCIROCCO Exchange tool?
– How to use the tool?
– User experience from ACSELL-project
Poll and Questions
Break out rooms reflection, discussion
We introduce a new method and tool for living labs/open innovation ecosystems and their related stakeholders to assess their demand-driven approach from a practical point of view.
Using this tool they will get a better understanding of their (local/ regional) innovation context, of the strengths and weaknesses of their open innovation ecosystems. They will be able to discuss the relevance of their living lab approach with influential stakeholders like (regional) policy makers. They will be better equipped to lead this discussion based on the outcomes of the assessment and to instruct policymakers to adjust regional policy instruments for the support of a living lab approach/ demand-driven approach.
Moreover, the process will illustrate the relevance of evaluation and assessment methods that should accompany innovation processes.
In addition to self-assessment, the tool can support consensus-building, benchmarking, planning, defining of missions, monitoring and the exchange of good practices.
This workshop is interesting for facilitators of living labs, project managers, innovation managers, citizens, policymakers, industry and others. In this use case the SCIROCCO Exchange tool was implemented within the theme of Health and Social Care.
However, the tool can also be used for other themes and domains where multi-stakeholder collaborations are necessary to create appropriate demand-driven innovation.
Other topics the tool covers are e.g. integrated care and digital neighborhood development.
MAX NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Sandra Evans - Senior researcher, Project Development and Management at the University of Tübingen. She has extensive international, professional and academic experience primarily in and with the USA, Germany and Russia. This includes managing exchange programs and business internships for NGOs as well as developing and coordinating research projects at the EU on national and regional levels like ITHACA, ACSELL, TAAFE and the living lab LebensPhasenHaus: https://lebensphasenhaus.de/en
Ingrid Adriaensen – Business manager LiCalab. Ingrid holds Master degrees in business management, communication and linguistics. She has a large experience working in private companies developing international business opportunities and new divisions inside and outside Europe. Since 2011 she lectured at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in the business and management programme. At Thomas More, Ingrid also worked as a research coordinator with a specific focus on ‘social inclusion’, especially for vulnerable groups, from a physical, mental or social point of view. Since 2016 Ingrid manages external contacts and EU-projects at LiCalab.
Andrea Pavlickova - International Engagement Manager NHS National Services Scotland. I am responsible for the international engagement and management of EU funded projects focusing on the deployment and scaling-up of integrated care solutions in Europe. I am also actively engaged in a number of European and international networks to promote and enhance Scotland’s reputation in digital agenda and innovation in healthcare. My work also focuses on knowledge transfer, implementation of Memoranda of Understandings and exchange of good practices at national, European and international level to stimulate scaling-up of innovative solutions in health and care delivery.
Vicky Van der Auwera
Operations Manager LiCalab
Vicky Van der AuweraOperations Manager LiCalab
Vicky holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Sciences from Brussels University Belgium, where she graduated as civil mechanical-electrical engineer. She worked for 14 years in private sector in the area of mechanical engineering as Research Manager and Project manager, where she built up experience and knowledge of machine construction, mechatronics, opto-mechanical measurements, semiconductor measurements (wafer inspection). Since 2010 she works for Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in the unit Research. She is one of the team members that started up LiCalab in 2012 (www.licalab.be/en), in close collaboration with the City of Turnhout. At LiCalab she is responsible for the operational management of the team and she leads EU-projects as well as private assignments.