Seminars: Smart Silver Labs Establishment

 In Event, Finland

WP4 GA4.1: Deployment of Smart Silver Labs

19th March 2021


SEMINAR 1: Deployment of Smart Silver Lab



The aim of this seminar organized by Riihimäki Business Development Co. was to introduce Smart Silver Lab (SSL) as an innovative multi-level governance structure for piloting Smart Silver Framework, including discussion about the concept and purpose of the SSL among representatives of all helixes in the workshop. This event was organized online via Zoom.


19 seminar participants from all four helixes – academia, business, senior citizens and policy makers – were challenged to discuss and set goals for the SSL management committee.


The Smart Silver Lab seminar focused primarily on the aims and goals of the SSL management committee, and what kind of high priority challenges should be tackled by the SSL in order to achieve results that serve all helixes in the near future in Finland. Representatives from the business helix introduced their smart living business models briefly and discussed about the main challenges of age friendly smart living business models and operations in Finland, e.g. lack of funding. Representatives from the senior citizen helix raised topics regarding the importance of early future planning and two-way flow of information. Internationalization of new business models was the main interest of the policy maker and the academia helix participants.