INCluSilver Innovation Guilds
What are the Innovation Guilds?
Innovations that solve important problems are often born at interfaces; between different departments, different sectors or different industries.
Innovation Guilds – a method for facilitating innovation
In INCluSilver it has been decided to use a methodology known as Innovation Guilds. This innovation strategy is represented by several “Systemic meetings”.
A systemic meeting can be arranged when an area with strong innovation potential that requires collaboration between different actors has been identified.
The meeting should include people from different levels and backgrounds.
Based on an initial concrete story describing a specific problem, a dialogue including exchanging experience, is conducted. It contributes to an increased integration between the system levels (eg. different parts of the food chain, research and public sector). The meeting is also a way to create a trust-creating dialogue. Systemic meeting is not an idea workshop, it has both action and performance requirements.
Systemic Meeting aims to create images of both, innovation potentials (WHAT can be achieved) and innovation processes (HOW it can be obtained). In addition, it aims to build bridges between actors, to create an innovation community.
Amanda Allvin, Head of Communication & Consultant at Healthy Marketing Team gave feedback on the first meeting at the Innovation Guild.
First Innovation Guild – 12.04.2018
Topic: “Why don’t I feel like eating anymore”?
“With whom and how can I share my concerns about loss of appetite and other needs? I feel so disconnected from the outer world.”
The topic of the first meeting focused on some of the biggest issues of the elderly – loss of appetite, a feeling of isolation and poor accessibility to information.
What did the actors of the meeting discuss?
Systemic approach to solutions:
1. Better understanding of the problem by health professionals
2. Socialising is important
3. Considering physical activity
4. Capacity building (what are the risks I can face and what can I do about it?)
Are you having a venture in some of these areas or are you considering starting one?
Why don’t you move over to INCluSilver Ideanote where you can read a detailed info on each of the possible solutions and even jump into discussions.
Second Innovation Guild – 13.09.2018
Topic: “E-health & Policy and Health Care System”
– how to implement e-health solutions into the health-care system?
The following points will be discussed in the systemic meeting:
• Monitoring – Monitoring of food intake and feeding habits should be interoperable with different platforms (regulatory frameworks, available functional foods, etc.)
• Abilities – Abilities of the elderly (e.g. skills, socio-economic position)
• Devices – Devices/ instruments that can quantify life style parameters
Policy and Health Care System
• Legal Framework – A legal, ethical, and societal framework to ensure genetic information about food and disease
• Incentives – Incentives and funding support for Health and Nutrition Research need to be developed and implemented
If you are interested in any of the above- mentioned topics and you are open to discuss them with other experts during the Systemic Meetings, you are more than welcome to reach out to Sabrina Deforge, Agropolis – France at firstname.lastname@example.org
– an open innovation platform
In order to initiate an execution of innovative solutions, we have created post-discussions on INCluSilver Ideanote, our online collaborative platform.
It enables everyone to invite more people who could contribute in a positive way and shift the whole project to an executive phase. Ideally, in that way a new business opportunity within the elderly nutrition segment will be created which covers the exact needs of that group at the same time. So after you are finished with the reading here, hurry up to Ideanote to help us develop innovative projects!
INCluSilver includes partners from:
Covering the agro-food, health, ICT, packaging, and creative industries sectors (part of five emerging industries comprised of Food, Personalised Medicine, Mobile Services, Mobility, and Creative)