Significant changes in society are critically challenging the future of human services: As the world is rapidly transforming, life courses diversifying and life expectancy increasing, current practices and models for the care, health and support of vulnerable individuals and groups will no longer be able to cope with growing and changing demand.
Faced with these challenges, social innovation offers perspectives for development and, above all, the ways and means to concrete solutions to face these challenges. The Innovation Booster "Co-Designing Human Services" is one such way and sets the stage for concrete responses, proposing to bring together people from research and professional circles wishing to innovate this sector around an annual theme in collobaration with human services users.
Thanks to its annual innovation cycle, the Innovation Booster offers to members and beneficiairies financial support, a network of specialists throughout Switzerland as well as assistance and methodological support for the development of innovative ideas. For the period 2022-2025, the Innovation Booster benefits from a generous grant from the Swiss Innovation Agency, Innosuisse.