Inclusion Days 2021

As part of Innovation Booster Technology & Special Needs, the FRH organises several events during the year, including two key events: an ideation week in May and a prototyping week in October.

Workshops at the ECCG of Sierre : March 16th and 18th 2021

In March, the Business and General Culture School of Sierre hosts the Innovation Booster during two half-day workshops. This intervention with students – and therefore future professionals in the health, social and economic fields – allows students to experience a real-life test of some of the events that will be offered during the year. On the other hand, it offers students training in ideation techniques, particularly participatory ones. In addition, it gives them the opportunity to experience different types of disability in an immersive way, in order to raise their awareness of the issue of accessibility and to become stakeholders and actors of change.

These workshops will be documented and can be taken up in other schools in order to offer this approach to students from other cantons.

Ideationweek : May 17th to 23rd 2021

This national week brings together stakeholders in the field of disability, as well as all those interested and involved, around events that raise public awareness of various disability-related issues and develop people’s knowledge of the different types of disability. In addition, this inclusive event allows the needs of people with disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them to emerge. This week, whether online or in person – depending on the current sanitary measures – is built around workshops in public or in social institutions, conferences, immersion and experimentation activities, presentations of research works and many other activities. It is also an opportunity for people with disabilities and their relatives, as well as for anyone interested in starting to imagine solutions to meet the needs expressed. Thanks to this, we will hopefully be able to launch research, feasibility studies and prototypes, in order to enable the creation of an innovative product or service that can support people with disabilities in their daily lives.

Participation at the Inclusive Fashion Symposium : May 27th 2021

On May 27th, the FRH participates in the symposium on inclusive fashion, organised by ASA Handicap Mental Genève. The theme of accessible and inclusive fashion for people with disabilities will be discussed, as well as the possibility of inventing new technologies for clothing for people with disabilities.

Prototyping week: October 4th to 10th 2021

During this week, which takes place in different cities in Switzerland, multidisciplinary teams are created and together they co-construct concrete solutions to respond to concrete problems and needs expressed by people with disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them. Interested people can already visit the ideation platform to take part in discussions and share ideas to respond to the issues addressed.

Trainings : June 26th and October 23rd 2021

Participants in the various Innovation Booster Technology and Special Needs challenges will have access to training courses, in order to better understand and put into practice the principles of Service Design and Anthropotechnology. These trainings will take place at the beginning of the project implementation process, i.e. after the awarding of the checks. On June 26th and October 23rd.


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