EKA’s major service design project launched in cooperation with Nordic universities and hospitals

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Within the framework of “Co-Designing Healthcare” – a two-year cooperation project of the EKA Department of Product Design and the Estonian health technology cluster Connected Health – Estonian, Finnish and Swedish design school students will create health services for Nordic hospitals. According to Maarja Mõtus, head of the EKA Department of Product Design, “the cooperation that started this week is very important because we want to make the development of health services one of our main goals for the upcoming years.”

The Nordic collaboration project was launched on 12 November with a public seminar titled “Service design in health care” at EKA where experts from EKA, North Estonia Medical Centre, University of Lapland, Lapland Central Hospital, University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sahlgrenska University Hospital spoke about their experiences to a public of about 80 people. Maarja Mõtus said that the participant feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. “As a follow-up to the seminar, four Estonian health care organisations have already approached us with proposals to cooperate in the field of service design,” added Mõtus.

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