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Innovativer Fortschritt durch Digitalisierung von Pflegeaktivitäten: Erfolgsfaktor digitaler Coach

Angela Ivanova (INI-Novation GmbH), die Studenten Lea Reitz, Christiane Zinnitsch, Vanessa Schellhorn, Noma Adams, Prof. Dr. Carsten Reuter (Hochschule Aschaffenburg). Auf dem Bild fehlen die Teammitglieder Viola Streun und Tristan Frank

Angela Ivanova (INI-Novation GmbH), die Studenten Christiane Zinnitsch, Vanessa Schellhorn, Noma Adams, Prof. Dr. Carsten Reuter (Hochschule Aschaffenburg). Auf dem Bild fehlen die Teammitglieder Lea Reitz, Viola Streun und Tristan Frank

Welche Methoden und Technologien sind geeignet, um das Wohn- und Lebesumfeld älterer Erwachener in einen “digitalen Coach” zu verwandeln? Wie können zu Pflegende motiviert werden, neue Technologien zur anonymen Erhebung von medizinischen, emotionalen und verhaltensbezogenen Daten zu nutzen? Und wie können mittels solcher Technologien neue Formen der Pfegeunterstützung genutzt werden? Im Kontext dieser Fragestellungen befassten sich unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Carsten Reuter zwei dreiköpfige studentische Projektgruppen der Hochschule Aschaffenburg drei Monate lang mit Fragen zu regulatorischen und gesetzlichen Rahmenbedingungen und mit den Auswirkungen beim Einsatz innovativer Pfelgeunterstützung.

 

Praxispartner im Projekt war die INI-Novation GmbH in Mühltal bei Darmstadt. Mit der auf Innovationsmanagement spezialisierten Unternehmensberatung hat die Hochschule Aschaffenburg bereits mehrere studentische Projekte erfolgreich durchgeführt. Anlass für das aktuelle Projekt war, dass INI-Novation für das vom EU-Programm Horizon 2020 geförderte Projekt CAPTAIN Ansätze für eine vereinfachte Beschaffung und Nutzung innovativer Pfelegetechnologien entwickeln möchte, um einen nachhaltigen Einsatz in der pflegeunterstützung auch nach Auslaufen der Förderphase zu gewährleisten. Die Studentengruppen wertete hierzu zahlreiche Befragungen unteereschiedlicher Interessengruppen aus und setzte auch Methoden der Literaturrcherche ein.

Erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit fortgesetzt

„Die Studierenden konnten eindrucksvoll belegen, dass unser bisheriger Weg, uns an der eigentlichen Wertschöpfungskette von der Technologie bis zum zu Pflegenden zu orientieren, in den Vordergrund zu stellen ist, um dabei mögliche Hindernisse für den letztendlichen Kauf und Einsatz dieser Technologien herauszuarbeiten. Mindestens genauso wichtig ist für den erfolgreichen Betrieb dieser sogenannten eCare-Systeme ist die Analyse der letztendlichen Vor- und Nachteile für den Nutzer. Der unverfälschte Blick der Studierenden auf die Thematik hat unsere Perspektive erweitert “, schwärmt Dr. Wolfgang Kniejski von INI-Novation. Seine Kollegin und Projektleiterin Angela Ivanova ergänzt: „Die vielen analysierten Rahmenbedingungen im Beschaffungsprozess öffentlicher und privater Nutzer helfen uns, Mehrwerte für die Nutzer besser zu erkennen, zu verstehen und auf das CAPTAIN-Projekt zu übertragen. Dies führt mittelfristig zu einer Entlastung dringend benötigter Fachkräfte in der Pflege und unterstützt die digital Transformation beim praktischen Einsatz dieser Systeme.“

Feierliche Zertifikatübergabe

Die Vertreterin der INI-Novation GmbH betonten, dass die erarbeiteten Ansätze das Projekt sicher weiter bringen werden. Als Dankeschön für die geleistete Arbeit überreichte Frau Ivanova daher am 15. März ein Zertifikat an die Studentengruppen.

 

Hintergrund Informationen

Das Information Management Institut (IMI) wurde zu Beginn des Jahres 2011 gegründet und ist eine wissenschaftlich-akademische Einrichtung der Fakultät Wirtschaft und Recht an der Hochschule Aschaffenburg. Das IMI betreibt Arbeiten und Projekte der Angewandten Forschung und des Wissenstransfers auf dem Gebiet der Wirtschaftsinformatik (engl.: Information Management). Die im IMI vertretenen akademischen Themen entsprechen weitgehend den Lehrgebieten der im Institut tätigen Professoren. Weiter sind die Veröffentlichung wissenschaftlicher Schriften, die Veranstaltung von Vortragsreihen und Tagungen sowie die generelle Förderung des Offenen Akademischen Diskurses Aufgaben des IMI. Für weitere Informationen siehe http://www.imi.bayern.

 

Die INI-Novation GmbH bietet führende Expertise bei der Unterstützung innovativer Geschäftsentwicklungen und starke Expertise im Innovationsmanagement. INI-Novation ist ein Spezialist für Technologietransfer mit praktischen Erfahrungen in den Bereichen Innovationsfinanzierung sowie Innovationsbeschaffung für KMU sowie bei der Entwicklung und Durchführung dafür relevanter Schulungsveranstaltungen.

 

 

 

 

 

INI-Novation visits the eHealth Europe Congress on 24 and 25 May in Freiburg: Where are Digital Technologies in Healthcare?

ehealth_Forum 5_19At eHealth Europe 2019, the extension of the successful eHealth Forum Freiburg with an emphasis on research, IT, development, hospitals, start-ups at Messe Freiburg, a medical congress will present new developments in the digital world in health and care.

Mrs. Angela Ivanova, Business Development Director INI-Novation GmbH

Mrs. Angela Ivanova, Business Development Director INI-Novation GmbH

For the 9th year now, numerous visitors and exhibitors from the healthcare and health industries from Germany, Switzerland and France will attend the congress for two days to find out about new digital technologies in the healthcare sector. INI-Novation GmbH will be presented by its Business Development Director, Angela Ivanova. INI-Novation’s Managing Director, Wolfgang Kniejski, is a member of the Programme Committee of the Congress.

The digital transformation in the healthcare sector is an ongoing process. Mr. Manfred Lucha, Minister for Social Affairs and Integration, sheds light on the fact that it is already very intensive and profound.

Advanced trainings for physicians

Advanced trainings for physicians will be organized during the congress events, which will put highlight on innovations in healthcare and their benefits for the patients and stakeholders of health and care. The welcome address will be given over by Prof. Wenz, who, as senior medical director at the University of Freiburg, has a firm eye on digitization.

Artificial Intelligence and other digital solutions Healthcare

One of the hot topics on the Congress is the Artificial Intelligence (AI). What is AI and where is it already used in the medical field? The German Research Center for AI (DFKI GmbH) provides an insight into this topic. Furthermore, the use of AI in neurology and neurosurgery and how robotics can assist people in need of care in every day’s life will be demonstrated.

The congress targets to illustrate, how digitization is changing the content and application of existing guidelines and value chains. For instance, the specialised company Checkpoint Cardio will present a pan-European telemedicine system for monitoring patients with heart problems, which saved many lives since it was taken into the markets. Insights into latest eCare technologies will be provided by Giuliana Ucelli, Ph.D, Directeur Général Nively, France, showcasing the fall protection solution “MentorAge”, as well as by Assoc. Prof. Panagiotis Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki SA, School of Medicine,  who is introducing „CAPTAIN“, an eCare solution coaching the seniors automatically and interactively at home.

CAPTAIN H2020

PANAGIOTIS BAMIDIS Associate Professor, Lab of Medical Physics, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

PANAGIOTIS BAMIDIS
Associate Professor, Lab of Medical Physics, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Digital solutions in medical care are future focus in the healthcare sector. Peter Albiez, CEO of Pfizer Deutschland GmbH, will highlight this development in the keynote address of the evening event.

The format offers many opportunities for exchange and networking between physicians, clinicians, scientists, health insurers, start-ups and companies.

For more information on the program and to register, visit eHealth Europe: http://ehealth-europe.de.

 

INI-Novation on CAPTAIN plenary meeting: setting the next steps of the project in Lausanne

DSC06644 - CopyThe CAPTAIN project consortium gets together on 4-7 March 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland for a 4-day technical and progress plenary meeting among all partners. The meeting is hosted by NVISO partner in the EPLF Innovation Park and coordinated by AUTH.

Τhe first two days are devoted to the technical project partners (AUTH, NVISO, DigiFlak, Nively, Vicomtech), who meet together to discuss on the architecture and the design of the components of the CAPTAIN e-coach system, the smart assistant for older adults.

The technical meeting is followed by the plenary, on the 6th-7th of March, with the active participation of all the consortium partners, who will set on the table the latest developments of all the Working Packages of the project, also setting the next steps and responsibilities for the coming period.

INI-Novation a work package leader of the dissemination and exploitation activities, economic impact analysis, business modeling and business planning for the futures innovative eCare technology.

Follow the CAPTAIN EU H2020 project in the social media and remain informed about the latest news from the meeting: FB: Captain Project, Twitter: @captain_eu.

INI-Novation GmbH – Partner in Europe

INI Novation and Erasmus_BiBB kick offAt the end of October, the CreatINNES coordinator INI-Novation GmbH participated in the official Erasmus+ kick-off meeting, organized by the German National Agency at the Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (NABiBB).

Angela Ivanova- the Business Development Director of INI-Novation, received the official sign “Partner in Europe” for managing the CreatINNES Project.

Learn more about CreatINNES.

CreatINNES is kicked off

CreatINNES logo 1In September 2018, six European organizations from Germany, Bulgaria, France, Macedonia and Hungary got together in Darmstadt and kicked off a three year (2018-2021) project named Strategic Partnership for Innovation and Business Skills Development in Cultural and Creative Industries Sector – CreatINNES. It is a European project funded by ERASMUS+ funding scheme 2018 – 2021. INI-Novation GmbH is the project coordinator.

Our Goal

We are dedicated to the project collaborating in a strategic partnership to respond to the education and support needs of Creative and Cultural Industries. Our mission is to bring creativity and business together with the goal to boost innovation and growth of the economy in our regions. We believe in creativity as a shield against ordinariness feeding innovation. Therefore, CreatINNES provides support for CCI start-ups and freelancers via innovative training programmes based on knowledge co-creation and cross-sectoral collaboration.

The start

At the end of September 2018, the German coordinator INI-Novation GmbH invited all CreatINNES partner to kick-off the project in the Technology Innovation Center in Darmstadt. In every project this is a crucial moment for the future teaming. Long working sessions, jointly discussed and decided activities, and inspired smiles at the end of the meeting – first nice results are already achieved.

 More about the project here.

Partners in the project here.

CreatINNES Team _Kick off meeting Darmstadt

 

EUROPETOUR: Training modules co-developed by a European team of experts

2018-08-29 (44)INI-Novation Bulgaria committed to training in cultural tourism in Bulgaria:

In cooperation between INI-Novation and 15 European experts, nine training units for providers of cultural tourism products and services in rural areas were created. Herewith, the European initiative EUROPETOUR supports the economic development of rural cultural tourism.

 Over the past three years, the EUROPETOUR initiative has developed a modular training programme for cultural and touristic actors and institutions in rural areas in order to meet the needs and wishes of guests interested in culture even better and to make better use of the opportunities offered by social media. It is about destination characterization, development and positioning of touristic products and services, marketing strategy and planning, distribution and sales channels, communication strategy and planning, networking and cooperation, financial planning, development of a business plan.

The training modules are available free of charge in German, English, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Italian and Polish at www.europetour.tips  and are already being successfully used for training in eight European regions.

Social media as a focal point of training in cultural tourism

Separate “Guidelines for Social Media in Rural Cultural Tourism” provide practical tips for the successful use of social media in rural cultural tourism and evaluate success factors of already existing good examples from all over Europe. For INI-Novation, this guide is particularly important: “The social media in particular can be of great help in attracting and satisfying guests, but we need in-depth knowledge for professional use, which EUROPETOUR now provides us with”.

Training modules for the European tourism market

In addition to INI-Novation Bulgaria, the European regions and countries Bukovina (Romania), Heilbronner Land (Germany), Cantabria (Spain), the Marche (Italy) and the Europe-wide network “Future for Religious Heritage”, the German cultural tourism network KIRA for Heilbronn-Franken, the German-Polish network “Klosterland” and the Austrian network “Kreativ Reisen Österreich” contributed to the development.

INI-Novation Bulgaria is proud to have participated in the development of the training units, “because we were able to bring in experience from our background as business developers and marketing expetrs and thus ensure that the training units start exactly where is need further training and can immediately apply it in practice,” says Angela Ivanova, project manager for Bulgaria.

The EUROPETOUR initiative has now been awarded the European Heritage Year Label by the European Commission – an award for projects promoting the preservation of cultural heritage. “We are of course particularly proud of this sign of European appreciation for our region”, says Angela Ivanova.

For further information:

Angela Ivanova

Angela Ivanova, EUROPETOUR project manager for Bulgaria

Email: angela.ivanova@ini-novation.com

 

 

 

EUROPETOUR team with Angela Ivanova INI-Novation Bulgaria OOD

Europetour Team with Angela Ivanova INI-Novation Bulgaria

 

 

 

Leading Living Labs share know-how and expertise in AHA domain and agile development

niceWorkshop 1Thessaloniki Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab (Thess-AHALL), PAsteur Innovative Living Lab Of Nice (PAILLON 2020), LicaLab and ICT Usage Lab (Inria) participated in a workshop on “The impacts of living labs in agile development in the Active and Healthy Ageing domain”, organized by CAPTAIN H2020 project, France/Francophonie Living Labs, EnoLL(Health Expert Group) and hosted by Nively SAS and 27 Delvalle, held on Friday, 8 February 2018 in Nice.

The main objective of the workshop was to present core living lab projects, as well as, to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience among participants –stakeholders, living lab managers, and other interested parts- on agile methodologies, which are applied on concrete living labs, in their daily operational tasks from the requirements elicitation to product/service development. In an open discussion, all attendants had the opportunity to describe the impacts of the living labs in fulfilling the needs of companies for agile development in general but mainly in Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) domain, except for sharing their own experiences in any of the methods used in a Living Lab project.

It is known that many traditional project teams and companies run into trouble when they try to define all of the requirements up front. Agile development enables the practitioners to elicit detailed requirements up front, while then they can also do the same when they actually need the information. It is particularly true for project and products in the healthcare domain, which investigate new ICT approaches aiming at a proof of concept or MVP (Minimum Viable Product), investment in detailed requirements documents early in the project which could be wasted when the requirements inevitably change (pivot), should be avoided. Therefore, the methodologies used in living labs based on user engagement, continuous feedback or continuous data collection, etc. throughout the project’s or product’s life-cycle seem to efficiently support agile development.

After the completion of the presentations, the participating Living Lab representatives had the opportunity to run an effective discussion on the future actions and roadmap on agile development and the relevant living lab project methodologies. All participants expressed their satisfaction for the useful outcomes that emerged from the workshop, regarding the crucial role of living labs on the AHA domain and renewed their appointment for a “follow-up” meeting in the future,which will bring even more ideas and new perspectives for further development, new partnerships and exchange of know-how.

Source: http://captain-eu.org/blog/leading-living-labs-share-know-how-and-expertise-aha-domain-and-agile-development 

 

Wissenstransfer auf digitalen Plattformen: Community-Building als Erfolgsfaktor

INI-Novation_Wissenstransfer auf digitalen PlattformenWelche Methoden sind geeignet, eine digitale Plattform zum Austausch von Fallstudien nachhaltig zu platzieren? Wie können Nutzer motiviert werden, die Ergebnisse im Sinne einer Knowledge Co-Creation weiterzuentwickeln? Und wie können über solche Plattformen wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse breit gestreut werden? Im Kontext der Geographic Information Science and Technology befasste sich unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Carsten Reuter eine dreiköpfige studentische Projektgruppe der Hochschule Aschaffenburg drei Monate lang mit dieser Fragestellung.

Praxispartner im Projekt war die INI-Novation GmbH in Mühltal bei Darmstadt. Mit der auf Innovationsmanagement spezialisierten Unternehmensberatung hat die Hochschule Aschaffenburg bereits mehrere studentische Projekte erfolgreich durchgeführt. Anlass für das aktuelle Projekt war, dass INI-Novation für das vom EU-Programm ERASMUS geförderte Projekt giCASES Ansätze für einen nachhaltigen Betrieb entwickeln möchte, um nach Auslaufen der Förderphase nachhaltig erfolgreich  zu sein. Die international besetzte Studentengruppe (ein Projektmitglied stammt aus den Niederlanden) wertete hierzu zahlreiche Quellen aus und setzte unter anderem Methoden wie Balanced Scorecard und Marktsegmentierung ein.

 

Erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit fortgesetzt

„Die Studierenden konnten eindrucksvoll belegen, dass unser bisheriger Weg, den Wissenstransfer in den Vordergrund zu stellen, nur ein Teil der Lösung ist. Mindestens genauso wichtig ist für den erfolgreichen Betrieb dieser Plattformen die Bildung und Bindung einer Community, die aktiv das Thema mitgestaltet. Der unverfälschte Blick der Studierenden auf die Thematik hat unsere Perspektive erweitert “, schwärmt Dr. Wolfgang Kniejski von INI-Novation. Seine Kollegin und Projektleiterin Angela Ivanova ergänzt: „Die vielen analysierten Praxisbeispiele von Plattformen ganz anderer Art helfen uns, Mehrwerte für die Nutzer besser zu erkennen, zu verstehen und auf giCASES zu übertragen. Dies führt mittelfristig zu einer Qualifizierung dringend benötigter Fachkräfte und unterstützt die digital Transformation beim praktischen Einsatz geographischer Informationssysteme.“

 

Feierliche Zertifikatübergabe

Die Vertreter der INI-Novation betonten, dass die erarbeiteten Ansätze das Projekt sicher weiter bringen würden. Als Dankeschön für die geleistete Arbeit überreichte Frau Ivanova daher am 1. Februar ein Zertifikat an die Studentengruppe.

 

 

Background information

Das Information Management Institut (IMI) wurde zu Beginn des Jahres 2011 gegründet und ist eine wissenschaftlich-akademische Einrichtung der Fakultät Wirtschaft und Recht an der Hochschule Aschaffenburg. Das IMI betreibt Arbeiten und Projekte der Angewandten Forschung und des Wissenstransfers auf dem Gebiet der Wirtschaftsinformatik (engl.: Information Management). Die im IMI vertretenen akademischen Themen entsprechen weitgehend den Lehrgebieten der im Institut tätigen Professoren. Weiter sind die Veröffentlichung wissenschaftlicher Schriften, die Veranstaltung von Vortragsreihen und Tagungen sowie die generelle Förderung des Offenen Akademischen Diskurses Aufgaben des IMI. Für weitere Informationen siehe http://www.imi.bayern.

 

INI-Novation GmbH provides leading edge expertise in the creation of new business development and strong expertise in innovation management. INI-Novation serves as a specialist in transfers of technologies with practical experience in innovation finances and capital raising for SMEs as well as in development of training sessions.

 

INI-Novation drives the strategy of UNCAP’s commercialization

UNCAP in ThessalonikiThe next UNCAP project meeting was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from the 26th to the 27th of June 2017.

25 partners get together in this beautiful summer city to discuss the wrap up the UNCAP activities and to look beyond into the future.

The project is entering its final phase, in which the most important goals фор the partners are to complete the commercialization strategy of  of the new technology and to approve the first steps of its market entry.

INI-Novation as the business partner of the UNCAP project, presented the main important points from the  business plan for discussion and as well the possible innovation transfer models that can pave the way for future exploitation activities.

 

 

INI-Novation Bulgaria is a host of training sessions for cultural tourism start-ups

Training Event in Cultural Tourism in BulgariaThe city of Veliko Tarnovo, a hotbed for cultural traditions & crafts production in north central  Bulgaria, hosted the training session, organized by INI-Novation Bulgaria, as part of the International Tourism Fair “Cultural Tourism”. 

This event proved to be a great success: representatives from municipalities, art organisations, tourism agencies and single start-ups showed a lot of interest in the presentations of EUROPETOUR partners Karin Drda-Kühn (Kultur und Arbeit e.V., Germany), Angela Ivanova (INI-Novation), Wolfgang Kniejski (INI-Novation), Lacramioara Beilic (Bucovina Tourism, Romania) and Antonio Kuzmanovski (Macedonian start-up “WheninX“).

 

THE MULTIPLIER EVENT

After an introduction about the vision of EUROPETOUR by Karin Drda-Kühn (Kultur und Arbeit e.V., Germany), Angela Ivanova (INI-Novation Bulgaria) presented the EUROPETOUR training modules and one of the main topics of interest for the Bulgarian tourism stakeholders and mainly startups in tourism: Positioning, branding, marketing of cultural tourism in rural areas and the importance of networking. Her presentation was built on so called case-based learning: By providing a best practice example surrounded by theoretical knowledge and practical exercises, a better understanding about the specifics of the topic was achieved.

After that, Lacramioara Beilic (Bucovina Tourism, Romania) presented the region of Bucovina as a best practice example and opportunity for collaboration between Bulgarian and Romanian stakeholders. She highlight her “vision for networking”, sharing what the Bucovina region did for addressing the specific needs of cultural travellers in a successful way.

Wolfgang Kniejski (INI-Novation Bulgaria) gave a deep overview of financing instruments with special emphasis on topics such as value generation chains in cultural tourism, business planning, sales and distribution, as well as market-oriented financing. Best practise examples were provided and many insides about how to build a successful project idea were discussed.

At the end, a best practice presentation about distribution policies from Macedonia complemented the event. Antonio Kuzmanovski, CEO of the Macedonian start-up “WheninX“, presented a service-driven technological solution for fostering cultural programmes for locals and visitors.

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