Test and Development Center for Welfaretech
With a specific focus on your company we co-create and develop your solution to provide the highest possible value to the costumer.
What we offer
Is your product or idea relevant to the market you are going for?
Because your succes is dependent of a strong and succesful collaboration with the municipality and/or hospital we involve our partners in a clarification at a very early stage: Will the municipality or the hospital spend time and ressources in helping you?
If not - your product or idea might not be the right one. No matter what the decision might be we will give you a qualified response to help you.
It is uncomfortable - but once in a while it makes sense to get out of the office and be challenged by reality... Observational studies, interviews, insights from patients, citizens and employees.
We offer crash courses in needs finding and validation if your idea is something that actually has a "fit" in real life.
We can of course also help you find sites to carry out your studies and we can help facilitate and structure the proces.
If you have a clearly defined idea or perhaps a prototype a springboard is the best startingpoint. The springboard is the place where you will be challenged by a focused group of experts within their specific field. They will help you get a 360 degrees tour around your idea/solution. According to your specific needs it might be related to market, clinical documentation, ergonomics, design, businessmodel etc.
We always start out with a thorough analysis of your concept to find out what elements demand the most focus. After that we assemble a panel to evaluate the concept and push it forward. After the springboard we devise a report with insights and and a plan for further action.
We carry out different kinds of analysis focusing on test in real-life situations. Be it in the clinic, at elderly homes or other relevant settings.
Normally the focus is on functionality, usability, investment, total value etc. . We do not carry out clinical trials!
We are apt in identifying funding opportunities and have a high hit rate. This is mainly because we only write applications where both you and we have a vested interest in a given solution.
Development processes from start to end
Whether your need is related to product development, market development or perhaps even organizational development we can help you get from idea to reality. We do this through specially designed processes drawing on our other services and skilled collaborators. We facilitate the process, find collaborators and open the right doors.
How we work
Example of a development proces, where some of our services are set in motion.
First we screen your idea/product
- Are we the right partner for you?
- Does the hospital/the municipality believe in your concept to a degree that they want to spend time and ressources to help you?
A workshop with relevant users, patients, citizens, employees will provide direction and focus.
Observational studies at a elderly care home or hospital. You observe and validate your concept.
We gather the insights together with you.
We assemble a panel of dedicated experts to challenge the idea or challenge the insights gathered.
After the springboard you go home and tweak your product to fit the insights.
We test the product in a real life setting and provide you with the insights gathered.
Who is behind?
Viborg Municipality and the Central Jutland Regional Hospital has provided the Center with basic funding. We are hosted by Center for Industry and supported by Viborg Business.
The ambition of the partners is to support the development of solutions directly focused on identified needs in the public sector.
The Central Jutland Regional Hospital an administrative unit containing not only Denmarks best medium sized hospital (Viborg 2019) but also Denmarks best small hospital (Silkeborg 2019). Innovation and a strong desire to collaborate with companies is a core DNA.