We offer interested companies and organizations various opportunities to benefit from the diverse competencies of our experts and students. You are welcome to suggest topics that we can work on for you within the framework of expert reports, scientific studies or student practical projects.
Maintaining quality of life for disabled people in homes and workshops
More and more cantons are trying to reduce the financing of care services and facilities for the disabled. However, with the pressure to save money that can be seen throughout Switzerland, it is to be feared that it will no longer be possible to offer care-intensive assistance to disabled people. Likewise, the freedom of choice when it comes to housing facilities, special forms of therapy or leisure facilities would have a difficult financial situation.
More and more cantons are turning the financing of care services and facilities for the disabled upside down. By means of service flat rates, cost comparisons and sophisticated billing models, these are to be increasingly trimmed to "profitability and efficiency".
However, with the pressure to save money that can be seen throughout Switzerland, it is to be feared that it will no longer be possible to offer care-intensive assistance to disabled people. Similarly, the freedom of choice of housing facilities, special forms of therapy or leisure facilities would have a difficult financial status.
Our aim is to independently examine and compare the financing models, their interactions and possible undesirable developments in all cantons. Solutions are to be presented to the legislator and the administration as to how the administration of homes and authorities can be simplified in the future and how the quality of care in homes and workshops can be maintained - despite continuing savings pressure.
The research project will be carried out by three universities of applied sciences: IMI of FFHS, DEASS and DFA of SUPSI, HSA of FHNW. Dr. oec. Daniela Mühlenberg-Schmitz takes over the overall project management. Various foundations and associations as well as cantonal lottery funds finance the research project. Through an intensive and critical exchange with institutions, Curaviva Switzerland and INSOS Switzerland as well as with the cantonal authorities (e.g. social services), practical relevance is always guaranteed. Furthermore, the project is accompanied by a Sounding Board.
Contact: Dr. oec. Daniela Mühlenberg-Schmitz
Workshop Recognizing and Implementing Innovation Potentials
The participants of the workshop "Innovation Activators" learn to identify, evaluate and select innovation potentials for their business context. They will be supported by experts from the Institute for Management and Innovation (IMI) of the FFHS who will present their approach "Innovation Activators".
The «Innovation Activators» approach consists of three modules. The first module focuses on the interactions of a company both among employees and between the company and its environment.
On site, the survey tool is used to systematically record inputs that arise at the interfaces with customers, employees, suppliers and partners. Finally, these are categorized in a matrix according to their type (inquiry, proposal, reference, complaint) and put into relation with the source of the idea (internal, customer, partner) and discussed in the plenum.
Discuss with us about innovation potentials, how you can recognize them in your company and implement them accordingly and where you can get support.