The first cycle of the Innovation Booster "Co-Designing Human Services" was dedicated to the annual theme "Flexible forms of living and support for senior citizens". A total of 27 innovation teams from all over Switzerland presented their project ideas. The Panel, consisting of representatives from research, institutions, authorities and interested parties, awarded grants to 19 project ideas and thus allowed them to proceed to the next phase. From the 19 selected ideas, 16 innovation teams applied for a testing cheque following the ideation and discovery phase. During the online pitches that took place in late September and October, 8 teams managed to convince the Panel to move on to the next phase. They received a testing cheque of up to CHF 10'000.
With the money received, the teams were able to design prototypes of the services and products they want to create. The results of this work will be presented at the closing meeting of the innovation booster on 16 March 2023.
More information on the 2022/23 2022/23 projets.