148 MILLION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL HEALTH SERVICES IN VARMLAND

It is about 10-year funding to build an environment where the digital health services of the future will be developed, based on the challenges of the resident. In Värmland, there are unique conditions for success.

- This is a testament to Värmland's strength as a hub for innovation and development in digital health services, says Jeanette Köster, responsible for Digital Innovation at Compare. The financing enables us to advance the positions and attract more companies with cutting-edge expertise to establish themselves in our region. The investment is a catalyst for both growth and attracting digital competence to Värmland.

The initiative is led by Compare. In total, it is about SEK 148 million over ten years, from the innovation authority Vinnova and regional co-financiers, to create a competence and innovation center that involves the residents in the development of health services. The goal is to make it easy for all residents to prevent ill health and to get support in health matters when needed.

We need to develop digital solutions to offer important community services in a more equal, resource-efficient and user-friendly way, says Magnus Bårdén. With an aging population and increased expectations of accessibility in welfare, it is absolutely necessary to prioritize this type of investment.

FINANCING FROM THE INNOVATION AUTHORITY VINNOVA

Vinnova's task is to contribute to sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation. This mainly happens through contributions to innovation projects and research that is needed to develop new solutions. It is funds from Vinnova's Vinnväxt competition that now go to the digital ambitions in Värmland. Winnväxt is an initiative where regions can receive funding for long-term innovation initiatives. The initiatives must focus on a growth area where there are conditions to achieve international success. In order to get funding, cooperation and active participation is required from business, public activities, research and political actors.

13 PARTIES TOGETHER IN VARMLAND

Behind the DigitalWell Arena initiative are Compare, Region Värmland, Karlstad University, the County Administrative Board in Värmland, Karlstad Municipality, Karlstad El & Stadsnät, RISE Service Labs, MSB, Tieto, CGI, Nordic Medtest, Effect Management and Xmentor Management.

Read the SVT Värmland article here

Read article NWT here

Read Vinnova's justification here

Read press release Vinnova 

Read more about DigitalWell arena here

Jeanette Koster

Area manager Digital innovation & Project manager DigitalWell

+46 (0)70-309 81 25
jeanette.koster@compare.se

Magnus Bårdén

CEO, Compare

+46 (0)708-15 56 65
magnus.barden@compare.se

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