The project aims to enhance silver economy growth opportunities in the Baltic Sea Region by improving the capacity of innovation actors to apply smart specialization approaches for tackling the challenge of the region’s ageing society. It seeks to boost market uptake and scaling of user-driven technology innovations that accommodate age-specific needs and preferences, and demonstrate a significant impact on the quality of life of the ageing population, including age-friendly living environment, health, safety, and leisure.
The OSIRIS transnational partnership, representing triple-helix actors from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Denmark, Russia and Finland, unites expertise, resources, and knowledge to share practices and learning on how to apply the smart specialization approach for exploiting silver economy opportunities in the Baltic Sea Region.
The project’s partners are designing and piloting a Smart Silver Framework as an innovative cooperation model for building an innovation ecosystem able to screen and accelerate the uptake of innovative products and services in the silver economy market. By deploying Smart Silver Lab as a governance structure, this framework connects research organisations and business into a unique process for joint co-creation of innovative products and services and facilitates the full engagement and participation of all target groups. The virtual collaborative platform – Digital Silver Hub – integrates six regional Smart Silver Labs to support transnational networking as well as learning process and knowledge diffusion between innovation actors and regions.