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Technology & Innovation meet Policy & Family

Technology & Innovation meet Policy & Families: impact creation through the Quadruple Innovation Helix Framework

Short summary

The overall aim of this pre-conference symposium is to (1) describe the successful innovation and collaboration model with an end-user perspective, (2) overview the latest evidence in how interactions between academic field, industrial partners, governmental, and societal stakeholders lead to acceleration in innovation, (3) discuss the central role of end-users, (4) illustrate ethical challenges and exemplify a balanced approach.

The UN Convention says that persons with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else. Let’s do a reality check: the process is long… and it’s going step-by-step with large regional differences. But we also realize that -fully in line with the 1+1=3 rule- better collaboration and innovation is a leverage to accelerate this process.

Is there a successful ingredient with an end-user perspective to create more impact in their daily life? Yes! The Quadruple Innovation Helix Framework is a model fully believing in the combination of collaboration, leveraging each other’s knowledge, communicating with integrity and a central place for end-user’s needs and working with various stakeholders in the field to build an inclusive innovative world with a place for low tech and high-tech affordable solutions.

Attendees will learn in an interactive way more about:

  1. The Quadruple Innovation Helix Framework in health care
  2. The symphony of academia, innovative technologies, and industrial partnerships
  3. Latest regional and international case successes
  4. End-users’ perspective: from necessity to reality
  5. Ethical issues, challenges, and solutions
  6. Funding the start and implementation of the process

Who can attend

The target audience include therapists, physicians, technology specialists, industrial partners, family organizations, people with lived experience who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding on impact creation. The latter is achieved by collaboration based on evidence and ethical guidance in co-shaping innovations in symphony with end-users with childhood-onset disability, leading to increased functional activity, societal participation, and quality of life.

Faculty of presenters

A multidisciplinary team of clinicians, translational & basic scientists, technology and industrial experts, family and end-user representatives, policy representatives and funding agencies will give a series of focused presentations, each from their international expertise, followed by time for Q&A and discussion. This creates a unique multidisciplinary and interactive environment that may inspire a wide interest group of the EACD community.

More details on the faculty and the program will be announced later.