• 2020-06-25

    New collaborative initiative will promote coordination and development in health care

    CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, is one of the initiators of a new arena for learning and experimentation to support the transition of the health care initiative towards a more person centered and integrated care. The initiative is conducted in cooperation with Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR), Experio Lab Sweden, Design at Linköping University and the City of Helsingborg.

    The actors will together with municipalities and regions create a neutral arena for co-creation, develop new work routines, and learn about the complex challenges that are linked to health and the development of person-centered and integrated care. The work focuses on doing, but also on the development of governance and management that can support the transition.

  • 2020-06-16

    Hello there, Jenny Karlsson ...

    ... project manager for MECO, Music Ecosystems Inner Scandinavia. You are now half way in the project, can you tell us more about it?

    "The overall aim of Meco is, based on digitalized user experiences and place experiences, to study, innovate and optimize the music service ecosystems in the Region of Inner Scandinavia. The EU-funded Interreg project is conducted in collaboration with the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and Studentfrämjandet with financial support from Region Värmland County Council, Arvika Municipality and Hedmark County Municipality in Norway."

  • 2020-06-03

    What impact does the Corona pandemic have on elderly’s daily travel?

    How do the elderly travel before, during and after the Corona pandemic, and what consequences does it have for energy efficient and sustainable travel? Researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, will study this in an ongoing project which now receives additional funding from the Swedish Energy Agency. The project is carried out in collaboration with actors in the Nordic countries and will be completed in 2022.

    The research project "Potential for energy efficient travel in an aging population" receives an additional 1.4 million SEK from the Swedish Energy Agency, and one additional year’s extension, to study how the current Corona pandemic is affecting the elderly’s daily travel.

  • 2020-05-28

    Hello there, Peter Samuelsson...

    ... PhD student in Business Administration. Can you tell us about your research?

    I focus on service innovation in healthcare, how to change to better and more efficient healthcare processes. I look at different types of innovations and their effects on hospitals and healthcare clinics, for example, how patients and healthcare staff are affected and cost-efficiency. I also look at how we, in research, better can progress in this area of study.

  • 2020-05-25

    Alexandre Sukhov awarded the IMIT scholarship

    Alexandre Sukhov is awarded the IMIT scholarship 2020, for his doctoral thesis "The human side of idea screening" and receives SEK 25,000.

    "I am deeply honoured for the recognition and the acknowledgement of my research by the IMIT foundation. To me, this signals that my doctoral work is relevant and holds good quality, which is really nice to know after doing several years of research. The scholarship motivates me to continue my research, and to contribute to organizations who want to improve their innovation processes," says Phd Alexandre Sukhov at CTF and Karlstad Business School.

  • 2020-05-19

    CTF blog: Digital assistive technology in health and elderly care – much more than devices and efficiency

    Read our latest CTF blog, written by Charlotte Bäccman and Linda Bergkvist.

    We often think and visualize life as a cycle, beginning with birth and ending with death; where each phase is characterized by specific events, such as the discovery and development of childhood, the identity seeking of adolescence, and towards the end of a long life – the wear of aging. Childhood and aging can sometimes be considered to be each other’s opposites but are also perhaps a reason why we think of life as a cycle. What we learn and develop during childhood is lost, and or, weakened during old age.


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