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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]

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]

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]

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]