🌐 Testing Digital Health Solutions in the SMILE Living Labs: the Value for Startups 🚀
In the fast-paced world of technology startups, innovation is the key to success. To overcome challenges and uncertainties in developing digital health solutions, startups can tap into collaborative initiatives like the European-funded SMILE Horizon 2020 project (smileehealth) Living Labs, unlocking tremendous value and increasing their chances of success in the marketplace.
But what exactly are living labs, and why should digital health startups be interested? Living labs are dynamic ecosystems where real users, healthcare professionals, and innovators come together to co-create, test, and refine novel digital health solutions. These labs simulate real-life scenarios, providing a fertile ground for startups to validate their ideas, gather valuable user feedback, and fine-tune their products or services accordingly.
Testing startup solutions in living labs offers a multitude of benefits for digital health startups. Let’s delve into some of the key advantages:
1️⃣ Real-World Validation: Living labs provide an opportunity to test digital health solutions in a controlled yet realistic environment. Startups can validate their products or services, ensuring they meet user needs and function optimally in real-life situations. This invaluable feedback helps refine and enhance the offerings, ensuring they are market-ready.
2️⃣ Access to Diverse User Base: Startups gain access to a diverse pool of real users representing different demographics, health conditions, and needs. This diversity enables comprehensive testing, ensuring that solutions are inclusive and cater to a wide range of users. Additionally, startups can gain insights into user behaviour, preferences, and pain points, allowing for targeted product development.
3️⃣ Collaboration and Networking Opportunities: Living labs foster collaboration among startups, researchers, and industry experts from various disciplines. Engaging with a network of like-minded professionals opens doors to knowledge-sharing, partnerships, and access to expert guidance. Collaborative efforts amplify learning, drive innovation, and provide a platform for startups to showcase their ideas to potential investors and industry influencers.
4️⃣ Credibility and Market Advantage: Testing a solution in an EU-funded living lab adds credibility to a digital health startup’s profile. It demonstrates a commitment to innovation, collaboration, and adherence to stringent research standards. This credibility can attract potential investors, partners, and customers, giving startups a competitive edge in the market.
At Tendertec, we are proud partners of the SMILE Horizon 2020 project (smileehealth) & the SMILE living labs. Together with our partners, Sykehuset Innlandet, Appinux A/S, SINTEF, Cloud DX, Norway Health Tech, Tellu , Københavns Universitet – University of Copenhagen, Health ClusterNET, Region Sjælland, Smart Homes, Stichting tanteLouise, McMaster University we are creating a living lab blueprint for the future 🇪🇺 🇨🇦.
If you a #digitalhealth or #agetech #startup, tap into the opportunities offered by living lab testing, accelerate your startup’s growth, and achieve real-world success by applying to join the SMILE living lab 🚀💡: https://solutions.smileehealth.eu/dashboard
EU SMILE Project Site