Update Create Health programme
The national Create Health programme stimulates creative industries and health & wellbeing organisations to jointly design for change. It aims for innovations that enable our children to grow up healthy and help us to live a balanced life. Create Health is convinced that Human Centred Design, which is a leitmotiv for the Dutch Creative Industries, can contribute significantly to our health and wellbeing.
Since 2014 the Top Sector Life Sciences and Health and the Top Sector Creative Industry have been actively working together. These efforts resulted in a first research call at the end of 2015 from which two projects were awarded funding. Both of these focus on living independently with dementia. Yolanda Gagliardi, leader of the programme: “You always have to develop innovation in an interaction with the user, right from the very start of the process all the way through to implementation.”
An update of the current state of affairs will be presented at the Dutch Design Week 2016 during the Design, Research and Innovation festival DRIVE. The festival is being organised by the Creative Industries at the Natlab in Eindhoven and will showcase the innovative collaborations between the creative industries and other sectors. Create Health will host four sessions in which creative and healthcare professionals will come together to discuss how jointly designing for change can be taken to the next level.
Another part of the programme is an explanation of a new research call organised by ZonMw and NWO. This call will focus on the three main themes within the programme:
- Living independently with dementia;
- Preventing loneliness among elderly people;
- Obesity prevention.
“You always have to develop innovation in an interaction with the user, right from the very start of the process all the way through to implementation.”