INNOVCARE 2nd Annual Forum Care-led innovation: The case of elderly care in France and Japan

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December 7, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Japanese History / Studies, Health and Health Care, Public Health, Social Sciences, Sociology

The increase in human longevity and the ageing of the population constitute a major challenge for our societies. One of the key issues concerns the care of elderly people who are facing a loss of autonomy. In this field, if the contribution of technologies (such as robotics, artificial intelligence, information and communication technologies) is recognized as an answer, it is also marked by certain limits, partly revealed by the Covid-19 crisis. Our hypothesis is that this is a structural problem linked to the partial disconnection between social needs and technological responses, in connection with the dominant paradigm of innovation. The objective of the project is to develop an alternative concept of care-driven innovation. Through a multidisciplinary Franco-Japanese collaboration, we analyze policies and practices that make well-being the ultimate criterion for innovation.

After the first Annual Forum in December 2021, during which we discussed the content of the work packages of the project, we will, this year, focus on two major topics: 1) the use of robotics and “gerontechnologies” for eldercare; 2) the analysis of heterogenous needs and care in the context of promotion of autonomy. We will also further discuss the research agenda of INNOVCARE, in welcoming INNOVCARE members and other eminent specialists of these questions.

  • 7 December 2022 | 9.30 - 17.30 (Paris time) | 17.30 - 01.30 (+1) (Tokyo time)
  • Online and on site: Centre des colloques - Campus Condorcet Place du Front populaire, 93300 Aubervilliers
  • In English
  • Speakers: Rachid Alami (CNRS), Dominique Argoud (Paris-Est Créteil University), Suzanne Brucksch (DIJ Tokyo), Pascal Dreyer (Leroy Merlin Source), Olivier Giraud (CNRS, CNAM), Anne-Marie Guillemard (University of Paris Cité), Christophe Humbert (Strasbourg University), Takamasa Iio (Doshisha University), Armelle Klein (Sciences Po), Jun Kurihara (The Canon Institute for Global Studies), Sébastien Lechevalier (EHESS-FFJ), Pascale Molinier (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord), Anne-Sophie Rigaud (Université Paris Cité and AP-HP), Jean-Marie Robine (INED, INSERM, EPHE), Ludovic Saint-Bauzel (Sorbonne University), Hélène Sauzéon (Bordeaux University), Katsunori Shimohara (Doshisha University), Taro Sugihara (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Yuko Tamaki (EHESS-ENS/CNRS), Simeng Wang (CNRS)
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Programme Manager "Innovation and Health"

Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS

Campus Condorcet | 2, Cours des Humanités 93300 Aubervilliers

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