NOMP-group – New Organisation and Management Practices

IVRIS – Introducing welfare technology through the realization of collaborative innovation capacity

Increasing the use of welfare technologies is often considered one solution to the challenge related to an aging population. Introducing welfare technologies is however a complex process that requires the inclusion of users (older people and different kinds of professional and organizational groups) who will affect how the technology is presented, introduced, used, controller and followed-up. Most importantly, the introduction of welfare technologies is about changing work practices, not about technical artefacts.

Project manager at MDH

Senior Lecturer

Silvia Bruzzone



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Municipalities and assistive technologies centers need to develop their innovation processes in order to involve the relevant actors and their competences during the introduction of new technologies, in order for the technologies to become beneficial for the organizations and the older people. There is therefore a need for structuring how to work with collaboration given that the capacity to innovate is distributed across several actors and that all their contributions are needed.

The project builds on the SinS project and the conceptual toolbox developed in collaboration with municipalities and regions and available here www.co-wt.seexternal link

The aim of the project

The aim is to further develop ways of collaborating within and between organisations in order to improve the way in which new technologies are introduced in welfare services, and to produce knowledge on the methods used for that. Older people representatives are also included as project participants.


This research relates to the following sustainable development goals

Säkerställa hälsa. FN:s globala mål 3.

Säkerställa att alla kan leva ett hälsosamt liv och verka för alla människors välbefinnande i alla åldrar.

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Infrastruktur och industri. FN:s globala mål 9.

Bygga upp en motståndskraftig infrastruktur, verka för en inkluderande och hållbar industrialisering och främja innovation.

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Genomförande och partnerskap. FN:s globala mål 17.

Främja fredliga och inkluderande samhällen för hållbar utveckling, att alla har tillgång till rättvisa samt bygga upp effektiva och ansvarsskyldiga och inkluderande institutioner på alla nivåer.

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