In4care wants to grow into a single point of contact for everyone who wants to innovate in healthcare and well-being. As of 1 January 2020, Happy Aging's activities and living labs will also be integrated into In4care.
"There is a great deal of fragmentation, both in the healthcare sector itself and in terms of innovation," says Nico De fauw, CEO of In4care. "It is not always easy for healthcare actors, companies, governments and knowledge institutions to see the trees through the forest, to get in touch with the right people at the right time, to find, test and put into practice promising innovations. In4care wants to bring all actors together and grow into a one-stop-shop for everyone involved in healthcare innovation. The integration of Happy Aging is a great step forward in that story. By embedding the sector-specific expertise of Happy Aging in a broader care network, we gain in expertise, decisiveness and decisiveness. Together we can ensure that promising innovations are implemented faster and reach the care users."
Elderly care innovation
"With our care lab we make a difference for many young companies such as Fibricheck who want to strengthen their innovations, test them with their end users and validate them. This is how we create valuable levers for success. And we want to continue to do so in the future. The brand name Happy Aging will also continue to exist for everything that is organised from In4care around elder care, but from this larger care network we can anchor even more strongly the expertise that we have built up in our province around elder care innovation and roll it out further to Flanders and Brussels", underlines Prof. Dr. Piet Stinissen (UHasselt), Chief Executive Officer of Happy Aging.
Ready for next gear
"Limburg has invested heavily in healthcare innovation in recent years. And those efforts have yielded results. It's great that the successes of Happy Aging are also inspiring beyond our provincial borders. Now we are ready to move up a gear. By embedding the expertise we developed in our region more broadly in a larger network, we create even more opportunities for sustainable care innovation", says Tom Vandeput, Provincial Executive of Limburg.
Artikel Het Laatste Nieuws, 18 oktober 2019 door Dirk Selis, foto's Mine Dalemans