The aim of the AKKE-funded (Supporting the regions’ sustainable growth and vitality) COMEA project is to clarify the good practices and pitfalls related to Centria HealthLab’s operation (wellbeing and health technology development in the region) by means of benchmarking. On the basis of the information collected through the needs assessment prepared with the network and systematic benchmarking, as well as on the basis of previous development work, development processes can be initiated in accordance with the priorities of smart specialization for the benefit of the region.

Within the HIPPA-Remote we create and test user-centric remote and hybrid development solutions for development of new innovative digital products targeted to the customers of housing services. HIPPA-Remote sister projects are implemented simultaneously in three provinces: at Central Ostrobothnia coordinated by Centria, at Tampere region by TAMK and at Helsinki-Uusimaa by Metropolia. The project is funded from ERDF as part of the activities of EU in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

9/2019 – 3/2023

ERDF project RoboSote operating in Central Ostrobothnian region aimed to increasing the knowledge of wellbeing and health technologies. It also supported the collaboration between the industry’s actors to develop new solutions for the needs of the sector. The devices acquired by RoboSote enable the experiments in the HealthLab.