Market Analysis OSIRIS Project

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Abstract

This market analysis is part of the OSIRIS-project, which is a project designed to strengthen the development of assisted living technology within the participating countries and regions as well as strengthening collaboration between the triple helix actors across borders. The analysis examines opportunities and challenges, strengths and weaknesses in the market for assisted living technology, the size of the market, the needs of the users, and how different actors can access essential knowledge. Respondents from different groups suggest improvements and solutions that can strengthen the welfare technological landscape from their perspective.
Similar analysis has been carried out in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
We define the market as the companies, the knowledge and network organisations, and the users of assisted living technology (senior citizens and care takers).
The cooperation and co-creation among citizens, the technology, public and private actors must increase and expand.
Use of technology by resourceful senior citizins will be a necessity in order to release ressources for the weakest groups
Individual offers for the citizens, seeing the citizen as a whole and the caretakers understanding of the often complex situation of the citizen is a must.
Networks are often pointed towards the caretakers, the companies and researchers – there is a need for network (knowledge and information) for senior citizens and their next of kin.
The implementation proces can be improved (education, handling the changing procedures, management support, follow up, listen to objections)
The municipalities wants the companies to provide test results and documentation for new technologies – this is a barrier for the start-ups, they do not have the financial buffer to complete this.
Procurement rules are mentioned as a barrier for growth

The study was done by Center for Assisted Living Technology and Via University College.
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateJul 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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