The report of the conference is available.
Certification-D - Certification of technological products for people with dementia to support SMEs in innovation and business growth
- Sub- and Associated partners
- Previous meetings and outputs
- Vouchers and tested products
Framework, Objective, Outputs
From 2018 to 2050, the number of People with Dementia will increase from 3.3 to 8.5 million in NWE. Because the supply of care places cannot expand at the same rate as the number of People with Dementia there is a shift by local government and People with Dementia to remain at home for as long as possible, in the future more People with Dementia will live longer at home and need more support-products. However, studies show that People with Dementia and their support network do not always know and trust existing solutions (TRL 6). It is then necessary to define standards for these products and, through certification, increase confidence in them and encourage SMEs to focus on this market (TRL 8).
Our project supports SMEs in NWE that develop and market innovative, reliable, self-determined home living products for People with Dementia. This increases the SMEs turnover, competitiveness and job creation. In collaboration with partners from research and care institutions, SMEs, associations and People with Dementia, design standards will be developed. Together with a certification company, new and existing products for People with Dementia will be evaluated and certified. Following the project’s completion, enterprises in NWE will be able to work and develop further in this area.
The main outputs of this project are: an improved innovation network, a certification process and test mark, 24+ products, services or processes tested in Living Labs, 30+ SMEs supported by the project partners, and an ongoing cooperation of companies, research institutions, care providers, People with Dementia and caregivers in NWE.
In the future, business and PwD lobby associations will recommend the certified products, will ask for and value these reliable standards. The certification body and the Living Labs of the partners will form the basis of a European Dementia Living Labs Alliance supported and financed by the certification of further products and, post project, it will expand of the customer base to all People with Dementia, who live at home.
Mission, Vision, Key Messages
Our project’s vision is that people living with dementia should be supported in living at home as safe, as well and as long as they can.
To concretize the project’s objective, we developed a mission: Our mission is to guarantee good quality products, systems and services for people living with dementia and support and encourage companies to design well for people with dementia.
Five key messages have been formulated. This, in order to have the flexibility to adapt the key message to the target group which is intended to be reached.
- With the support of people living with dementia, we test and improve products for people living with dementia.
- Collaborating with companies, we improve their products for people living with dementia.
- Working together with care providers, we implement and evaluate these products within existing support networks.
- Supporting patients and representation organisations, we train formal and informal caregivers in using and evaluating these products.
- Together we establish standards, a certification procedure with quality mark for products for people living with dementia.
J715 Cromore Road
University of Technology Eindhoven
LUCA School of Arts vzw
OCMW Genk (Openbaar Centrum voor Maatschappelijk Welzijn)
CENTICH - Information and Communication Technologies National Center of Expertise for Autonomy
51 rue du Vallon
GGT German Society for Gerontechnology
5 rue Benjamin Raspail
Climax Deutschland GmbH
Alexian Research Center Krefeld of the Alexian Krefeld GmbH
81 Diessemer Bruch
|Alexian Research Center Krefeld of the Alexian Krefeld GmbH||
81 Diessemer Bruch
|Ulster University||Joan Condellemail@example.com||United Kingdom|
|University of Technology Eindhoven||Rens Brankaertfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|Vilans||Henk Herman Napemail@example.com||Netherlands|
|Oktober||Alwin van Deurenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|LUCA School of Arts vzw||Niels Hendriksemail@example.com||Belgium|
|OCMW Genk (Openbaar Centrum voor Maatschappelijk Welzijn)||Michel Bortels||Michel.firstname.lastname@example.org||Belgium|
|CENTICH - Information and Communication Technologies National Center of Expertise for Autonomy||Jawad Hajjamemail@example.com||France|
|GGT German Society for Gerontechnology||Marcus Sauerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
|KRG Corporate||Solène Lioultemail@example.com||France|
|Climax Deutschland GmbH||Guido Gabrielfirstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
Previous meetings and outputs
The report of the conference is available.
The first international Certification-D (online) conference took place this year successfully as live stream in front of about 60 participants on 1 October 2020. Under the heading "Users & producers. Demands & use" the project and its project partners introduced themselves and their Living Labs in the morning. First results of the work will be presented. Supplementary presentations from science, business and research were given in the afternoon.
The Partner Meeting was planed to take place in Eindhoven (30. September 2020). Due to COVID-19 it was an online meeting by the partners organised by the PP OCMW and the Lead Partner ARCK. The internal (not open to the public) workshop focused on the progress in our work packages.
Online Partner Meeting Workshop “On the way to a certification process” 17. to 18. June 2020, not open to the public worked well. We had fruitfull discussions in 6 sessions with more than 30 participants.
Partner Meeting in Genk, Belgium from 12. to 14. February 2020 organised by LUCA School of Arts as a workshop “Towards Basic requirements (Methodology)”.
Not open to the public
Vouchers and tested products
Information from the company BBrain about the product BBrain Family, tested and commented on by people with dementia in a Certification-D Living Lab. Read More
Information from the company Relish about the product Aquapaint, tested and commented on by people with dementia in a Certification-D Living Lab. Read More
Certification-D Voucher Wave 1: List of tested products Read More
The Certification-D project offers vouchers to SMEs with products for People with Dementia. The 2nd call was closed on 30 September 2021. A selection process is currently being conducted by the Certification-D selcetion committee. Read More
The opportunity to apply for Certification-D vouchers was taken by 18 SMEs with 19 products. The selected companies have been informed. The respective Living Labs of the project partners will soon approach the individual SMEs to clarify the further procedure. Read More