Iñaki Bartolomé, Kwido CEO, to take part in the UPV/EHU Summer Courses with the presentation entitled “Kwido: platform for monitoring health, cognitive stimulation and social skills. A success story”. on Friday 22 June at 10:10.
Iñaki Bartolomé will highlight the different areas that Kwido has specialised in, both in communication (tele-consultation) and in terms of monitoring health, with a very special mention being given to the Kwido Mementia cognitive stimulation platform, where he will discuss the praxia and gnosia engines and the results obtained from the studies carried out with Kwido Mementia.
He will also discuss the new projects that Kwido is working on, such as using virtual and augmented reality, monitoring the elderly at home and its participation in different R&D projects in Europe, where Ideable and Kwido are already leaders in the Silver Economy.
For Ideable it is an honour to be part of this major prestigious national event, which is celebrating its 37th edition in 2018. These UPV/EHU Summer Courses provide a forum to debate and think critically about a society which is constantly changing.
Objectives of the Summer Course on Research and Innovation into frailty and ageing:
- Examining the impact that an ageing population has on society.
- Looking at the frailty syndrome from different fields and focal points.
- Stimulating debate between the different players in our field.
- Presenting the different evaluation and prevention strategies being developed at regional, national and European levels.
- Showing the most recent results from research and innovation in the field of ageing at regional, national and European levels.
The objective of the course that we are going to take part in is to focus on the frailty syndrome, a situation that combines various factors that are very common in the elderly and in which the functional reserve and ability to adapt are reduced.
A common precursor to loss of autonomy and, therefore, the dependency threshold, frailty, unlike dependency, is reversible. Early identification of those suffering from it, as well as accurate evaluation, will therefore prevent or slow down dependency. This will improve the quality of life for these people and help to control the social, family and health costs associated with dependency.
During the workshops, the latest advances in research and innovation will be presented in different fields such as Biology, Medicine, Primary Care, and Technology, and with Kwido cited as a success story.
The Summer Course is organised by the consortium comprised of the Biodonostia Institute, Tecnalia, the University of the Basque Country/ Eukal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU), Vicomtech, Cidetec, IK4-Tekniker and the Matia Institute.
You can find the Course programme here.
There’s still time if you’d like to know more about us and discover the latest news about Kwido there’s still time, here is the link to register for the UPV/EHU Summer School.
See you on June 22 at the Mirarmar de Donosti Palace for the UPV/EHU Summer Courses!
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Ideable will pitch zocaalo (www.zocaalo.eu) ) in the first AAL2Business Venture Academy (Vienna, 6 June 2018).
It is a way to help to build accessible and usable apps for these end-users and certify that they fulfill with the basic requirements for this sector.
What are the goals for the zocaalo marketplace?
- To facilitate the widespread uptake of accessible and easy-to-use apps for elderly users and/or caregivers. These apps are certified as suitable for the needs and requirements of elderly people
- To provide eldercare sector professionals with apps to adopt for helping their current services or build new ones.
- To provide validated tools and experts for the apps developers to improve efficiency and synergetic development of apps for eldercare sector and elderly users.
In this pitch, we will also offer access to the webinar in which everyone can know more about zocaalo, and can apply with their apps for the certification process that will be for free only for some weeks during this summer.
AAL2Business is a three-year support action launched by the AAL Joint Programme. Its main objective is to help companies in their business development and commercialisation challenges related to solutions developed under AAL projects.
It offers a wide variety of support actions addressing AAL JP projects in different stages of their lifecycle: from before obtaining the funding until after the end of the project.
This session is supported by the AAL Programme. The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme promotes innovative technological product ideas and services for active and healthy ageing, supporting them until they launch on the market.
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Ideable will present zocaalo 6th June 2018 in Vienna
Everyone can know more about zocaalo and can apply with their apps for the certification process that will be for free only for some weeks during this summer.
At Ideable, we are aware that new technologies are completely changing the behaviour of society, and they will continue to do so today, tomorrow and always.
They are transforming our lives radically and increasingly quickly, and Ideable doesn’t want to waste time, much less be left behind.
This probably isn’t the first time that you’ve heard about digital transformation, and yes of course it has to do with technology, but it goes beyond this. Having a profile on social networks or a blog, making online sales and even having a website is important, but it is not digital transformation.
It involves a process of company regeneration in all its aspects, so that a company can operate more efficiently and quickly using new technologies as the main tools.
At Ideable, we think that the first thing that companies must do before digitally transforming is to make themselves aware of the range of possibilities that will be opened up on immersing themselves in this world. They should always bear in mind that this new challenge requires continuous change – it should not just happen in the areas of marketing and communication.
Digital transformation is not only based on a technological process, but also involves a cultural transformation and above all a change within organisations.
One of Ideable’s most distinctive characteristics is innovation, as it has already demonstrated in several of its projects. Examples of this are the creation of its elderly care line (Kwido), which is now a benchmark at European level, and its cognitive stimulation digital platform (Kwido Mementia).
In 2012, Ideable took part in the Álava Yuzz programme, and was awarded the prize for best project with Kwido. At that time, Felipe Rebollo Gómez supported us and was our tutor, participating as a mentor of initiatives in this programme.
Owing to his knowledge in LEAN methodologies and his extensive experience in companies in his sector, such as: Cabot Corporation, Grupo Guascor, Sisteplant, Sulzer, Deusto University, Grupo Otua, and more recently at Ilunbe, Felipe understands exactly what Basque industrial companies require. Thus, he became the key element in our immersion in the new era of digital transformation.
People progress and evolve at a greater speed than organisations and right now we are moving in an environment in which our customers are, to a large extent, digital customers. These customers, who prefer to make their purchases on Amazon to going to a high street shop on foot and who use their apps to see the variety of items that each company has, move through the internet like fishes in water, and we should all make the most of this.
But Digital Transformation offers more, which Ideable is now immersed in:
- Offering online tools to make our relationships with customers more effective (web product configurators, customer loyalty mobile apps, etc.).
- Integrating new solutions into traditional corporate ERP to improve efficiency in the relationship with suppliers of our Purchasing Departments (order management, documentation requests, etc.).
- Better understanding the state of production (in plant viewers), and even the allocation of hours in projects and their profitability.
- Using new solutions for intelligent remote support to reduce costs and travelling.
Challenges motivate everybody at Ideable and to create is our passion. This is why we want Felipe to support us again, to help Ideable also become a benchmark company within the digital world in the age of Industry 4.0.-
Our time is now – digital transformation is waiting for us and will provide us with the opportunity to create new business models, which today we consider essential for developing and becoming more competitive.-
For this reason, we want to take on this challenge to rebuild companies and adapt them to present and (most importantly) future needs. We couldn’t have a better ally at Ideable than Felipe Rebollo to accompany us during this new stage, the main aim of which is to orientate Ideable’s technological solutions to the world of industry, and to cover the needs that our customers are already demanding.
In fact, some large companies such as SMC Europa, ULMA Handling and Guardian Glass have already done it, and we hope to be able to offer that same experience to the rest of Basque industry that wants to accompany us.
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Following his first official visit to Bilbao Council, Nick Greenwood, the recently appointed British Consul in Bilbao, was received at the new Ideable facilities.
Last Wednesday, 11 April, a delegation from the United Kingdom Consulate in Bilbao visited the new Ideable facilities in Barakaldo. The delegation was headed by the recently appointed Honorary Consul in Bilbao, Mr Nick Greenwood, who was accompanied by Maria Fitzpatrick, Trade and Investment adviser and Consular attaché.
Nick Greenwood, the young economist at the head of the British diplomatic delegation in Bilbao, has an extensive professional background. He previously worked as a senior consultant at Analistas Financieros Internacionales, financial attaché at the British Embassy in Madrid and was Public Policy Adviser at Banco Santander. Before working in Spain, he worked for nearly 6 years at the British Treasury and in the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Health. He also has extensive experience in financial regulations and policies, as well as in analysis and consultancy on macroeconomics.
The delegation was received by Iñaki Bartolomé, Ideable’s CEO and Gonzalo Pérez, an Ideable partner. During the visit, they were shown the new Ideable facilities in Barakaldo, where the design and software development work is carried out, and we had the opportunity to explain how the applications in the cloud and mobile apps are created. The visit ended with a meeting to present both the activity that the Consulate carries out in the promotion of bilateral trade relationships and Ideable’s capabilities.
This meeting was happened a month after their meeting with Juan Mari Aburto, the Mayor of Bilbao, where in addition to considering the possible consequences that could arise from the entry into force of Brexit, both parties undertook to continue maintaining current relationships between them.
The visit of the new British Consul gave us a great opportunity as it coincided with the completion of the deployment of the Kwido platform in the Basque Country, in which the Consul showed his interest, as well as in Ideable’s other developments in terms of mobility and on digital transformation. This is an aspect in which both the British Government and the Basque Government have a very special interest and in which Ideable is also now clearly positioned.
Visits at this level provide us with great encouragement and motivate us to continue doing our work in the best way that we know how.
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Kwido meets seniors to test new virtual reality technologies for cognitive stimulation
Last year, the SSI Group carried out a study on the Kwido Mementia platform for 6 months, obtaining very positive results and demonstrating that the platform could be very useful for combating cognitive impairment, both professionally and for more personal and domestic use.Read More >>
Ideable, nominated in Europe and worldwide for Kwido in various awards for Silver Economy initiatives.
Blog / 06.03.2018
We are very proud that Ideable’s Kwido has been nominated for two of the most important international
awards for Silver Economy initiatives.
Kwido is a candidate to win one of the European Union-funded Silver Economy Awards, which promote and reward innovative and creative ideas that are beneficial to people aged 50 and over in Europe.
Ideable’s Kwido is also nominated in the SilverEco and Ageing Well International Awards, this being a worldwide competition that will be held in France this year.
Kwido has been selected from all the innovative solutions presented as one of the best European applications in the private organizations category.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on 3 May in Brussels organised by the European Committee of the Regions.
Developed by the SEED project funded by the European Union, the European Silver Economy Awards aim to catalyse a sustainable European digital Silver Economy movement by promoting and rewarding innovative solutions to improve the quality of life for over 50s in all areas that contribute to improving the quality of life of this group of people. These awards are a perfect opportunity to promote and strengthen the European Silver Economy.
The ceremony in Brussels where Kwido will be present will be a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with European Silver Economy leaders.
The Silver Economy Awards and Ageing Well International awards aim to bring together all international Silver Economy stakeholders for an awards event in Paris at the end of March.
In addition to the participation of an international jury, you can also support Ideable and Kwido candidacy
with online votes here.
We are very excited to have been chosen as one of the best European applications, out of thousands of others, by members of the Alliance on Demographic Change, which European public authorities committed to the Silver Economy form a part of.
These nominations are further recognition of our work, this time internationally, as to be one of the nominees we have had to satisfy the jury’s selection criteria, which were based on different features in which we beat other products and services presented:
• Innovation – rewarding our efforts to create an innovative product.
• Benefits – this recognizes Kwido’s positive impact and benefits in promoting environments that support active and healthy ageing, improving the independent living and well-being of the elderly, and creating a society for all ages.
• Economy – the jury took into account the economic value that Kwido creates in terms of the financial aspects and resources that we have had to prove.
• Maturity – the members of the jury reward the level of maturity that Kwido has achieved, both in terms of technology and in the target market.
• Business model – to nominate us they have taken into account the economic sustainability that we have achieved with the Kwido business model, and the profitability we have achieved thanks to market income.
• Replicability y scalability – these assess Kwido’s ability to be replicated beyond the original application and how, thanks to the benefits of that scalability in terms of processes, cost, etc., Kwido can be adapted to other cultural or geographic contexts. Kwido is a product that is already available
in Spanish, English, French, Italian and soon in Portuguese. We currently have a geographical presence in Spain, the UK and Switzerland.
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