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How to involve residents in the Sustainable Nieuwolda project

The project ‘sustainable Nieuwolda’ is about empowerment of a village in the Netherlands, which changing population has implications for social and economic developments. The population of Nieuwolda decreased since 2010 with 5%. The village ages, 20% of the age of the habitants is over 65. Schools, shops and other amenities disappear. The challenge is to work with the use of the residents themselves on [Continue reading]

Involving citizens in GN-IX

Involving users early in projects helps to understand real-world accessibility issues and helps you implement more effective accessibility solutions. It also broadens your perspective in a way that can lead you to discover new ways of thinking about your product that will make it work better for more people in more situations. This benefits not only users, but also stakeholders; for example, increased use [Continue reading]

Atene KOM, Berlin – Plan for implementation of the DANS Model in the North Sea Region

DANS ON is the follow up project of DANS (Digital Agenda for the North Sea Region). The aim was to disseminate the idea of DANS. It is also an extension from the triple helix (including academia, government, industry) to the quadruple helix, which includes the citizen as well. As citizen´s needs become more and more important, they nowadays play a central role when it comes to implementing the digital [Continue reading]

People creating together in Hamar

The DANS Model was tested as a working model in Hamar when Hedmark County wanted to find ways to make Hamar more attractive town to live in and visit. The Open Space method was used to involve the Citizen . The Open Space is a method in form of a meeting, that enables individuals and groups to become more effective. Four principles  Whoever comes are the right people (the wisdom to find solutions [Continue reading]

Future transferring of the DANS Model in Värmland

The DANS Model is a Quadruple Helix model, developed with in the DANS Cluster project, which is especially suitable in innovation processes where citizens’ needs are central. The aim of the DANS ON project is to disseminate how the DANS Model stimulates innovation in the North Sea Region by showing how the DANS Model has been applied and implemented in practice. Through three Work Packages the DANS ON [Continue reading]

The DANS Model has been tested i Digital Baltic

The DANS Model was tested as a working model in the project Digital Baltic – Digital Innovation in Open Data and Public Sector Information for the Baltic Sea Region in 2014. To overcome the challenge towards a digital single market, there is a need to stimulate digital innovation within the re-use Open data and PSI. The Digital Baltic project believes that by applying the Quadruple Helix Innovation [Continue reading]

Let us explain the DANS Model in 2.33 minutes

More or less. Introducing the citizen as a fourth helix in a Quadruple Helix Model. Why? It leads to social innovation and services that actually are used. As a fourth player in the QH model, “citizen” can vary from the individual to the organizational levels, from individual citizen, consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, independent contractor, to non-profit organizations or [Continue reading]

Why DANS Model for innovation?

The DANS Model is mainly based on the concept ‘’user driven’’ which was originally connected to innovations carried out by a consumer to increase the utility value of a given product, as opposed to a company innovation that only serves a commercial purpose. It suggests for the users a bigger role even equal or more than other three sectors in innovation activities, than their role often actually [Continue reading]

DANS ON in the frame of the North Sea Region program

Transnational projects in the North Sea Region play an important role in helping Europe grow together. The project partners jointly work on topics concerning lack of qualified personnel or closing value creation chains and contribute to intensifying the economic growth. Transnational cooperation increase the innovation capacity of enterprises and institutions and support a sustainable development of the [Continue reading]

Quadruple Helix without border

QH not only a solution for North Sea Region future, but also a cure for Cancer!!! Did you know that the DNA structure of human is also based on Quadruple Helix model? So why not applying the model to develop new ideas for our region? Decades after scientists described human chemical code of life, researchers have discovered the Quadruple Helix Model of human DNA. This discovery in human cells could be a [Continue reading]
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