6Aika: Co-Created Health and Wellbeing

CoHeWe program

Project description

Co-Created Health and Wellbeing project develops the role of companies to operate as a co-developer of health and wellbeing services with cities, research organisations and other partners. This project aims to unite existing different development methods and to create concrete procedures for the businesses development as part of the co-creation of the health and wellbeing services. The project focuses especially on the service development of a proactive and active wellbeing.

The cooperation of the innovation platforms of the cities will be secured by creating practices and tools to support the cooperation with companies as well as the piloting process. The needs for co-development will be gathered from citizens, customers and healthcare professionals. The aim is to create business opportunities for companies from healthcare and customer needs. During the project about 35 new services will be co-created together with the companies, professionals and end-users. The cooperation of the cities enables the development of the wider service entities because the pilots can be implemented simultaneously in several cities.

Companies will be provided new, concrete tools which allow them to obtain deeper understanding of the needs of the social and health -sector. The common innovation platform offers the companies both the possibility for the validation of the new service concepts and models as well as market references on a national level. The project will create model for companies how to develop new health and wellbeing services and co-operation between multiple cities also allows for immediate synergies by bringing together clusters of knowledge from different cities, and contributing to the spread of locally-developed solutions elsewhere in Finland.

See more info from CoHeWe web-pages.

Project coordinator

Tampere University Hospital (Pirkanmaa Hospital District)


  • University of Oulu
  • City of Oulu
  • Tampere University Hospital (Pirkanmaa Hospital District as Coordinator)
  • City of Tampere
  • City of Vantaa
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Forum Virium Helsinki