Comfort In Living
Comfort in Living objective was to develop concepts for multi-functional kitchen that improve quality of life for seniors at home or in homes for elderly.
The pilot project responded to the growing societal challenge of an ageing population in Europe, that would like to like to work and live longer in their homes, stay mobile and independent from elderly care centres. The consortia of cluster organisations and research milieus provided different competences regarding design and housing concepts responding to the needs of elderly people. The project partners worked jointly with the design and creation solutions in a modern housing, offices and public areas. The idea was to bring solutions to the Baltic Sea Region market as well as the global market, as the population of elderly people is growing around the world.
Several international workshops were performed to engage both the academic sector and companies. To boost new innovations, a state of art workshop was prepared: the Innovation Camp! During the one-week event were new concepts of sustainable and multifunctional kitchens for the +65 segment developed by 34 design students, 18 companies, 7 Lectures and 7 journalists from 7 countries.
The partners in Comfort in Living were IDC West Sweden, The Art Academy of Latvia, Business Cooperation Center of Southern Lithuania, The faculty of wood technology, Poznan University of Life Science (Poland). Associated partners are The Development Centre UMT in Denmark, Culminatum Innovation in Finland, Estonian Academy of Fine Arts, Tallin University, University of Zagreb in Croatia and the University of Primorska in Slovenia.
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