A workshop on entrepreneurship and nature's importance for rehabilitation

Published: 4 July 2019

When the project New Nordic Nature Based Service Models, Nordic NaBS, completed the first workshop in Sweden, about ten participants attended
– It was a very successful day with interesting discussions, says Åsa Engström, professor at Luleå University of Technology, who was one of the organizers.

The purpose of the project is to investigate how entrepreneurs in the Natural Resource Industry can cooperate with public care in order for people with ill health, disability, long-term sick leave or both to be able to receive support for rehabilitation and return to working life.

– The vision is sustainable solutions for both parties, so that entrepreneurs in the Natural Resource Industry with their knowledge and expertise can act as a resource in the region and that public care can offer nature-supported rehabilitation to promote health and prevent ill-health, says Päivi Juuso, senior lecturer and project manager at Luleå University of Technology, LTU.

The aim of the workshop was that entrepreneurs and actors from public care would have the possibility to discuss opportunities and obstacles to collaboration. Participants made representatives from small and medium-sized companies in Norrbotten and Västerbotten as well as public activities.

During the autumn, further workshops will be held, including discussions on, among other things, service design, such as planning and organizing a service based on the customer's needs. At the same time, the talks should be about what services the public sector needs.

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Päivi Juuso

Päivi Juuso, Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 493897
Organisation: Nursing, Nursing Care, Department of Health Sciences
Åsa Engström

Åsa Engström, Head of Subject, Chaired Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 493875
Organisation: Nursing, Nursing Care, Department of Health Sciences