Workshops: Entrepreneurial Discovery Process

 In Denmark, Event

WP2 GA2.2: Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP) for market-driven prioritization of investments in silver economy

6th September 2019


Entrepreneurial Discovery Process workshop on Silver Economy, Aarhus



VIA University College & Aarhus Municipality organized a meeting in Denmark on 6th of September 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to uncover the welfare technological landscape in Denmark and point out the opportunities for improvement. The meeting was attended by Seniors, health professionals, SME´s, Municipality and educational institutions.


Ivan Kjær Lauridsen, Head of health and assisted living technologies, Municipality of Aarhus and Maibritt Aagaard, Project Manager from Medtech Innovation Consortium made presentations to inspire the participants. Participants discussed factors that inhibit and promote innovation, based on the following subjects:


1) Collaboration and cohesion,
2) ethical issued,
3) procedures, business procedures and methods,
4) attitudes and language and
5) development and context.


Furthermore, the participants brainstormed on solutions and initiatives to promote innovation, from idea to implementation. The proposals were prioritized in a matrix.


The aim of the workshop was finding future needs of product and service development with involvement every actor on quadruple helix basis to the process.