Health and social care 2013


Vesteraas, Sweden


City of Vesteraas


Health care technology

In collaboration with Vinnova, the City of Vasteraas, Sweden established MISTEL, a testbed for innovations in elderly care. The testbed is an arena for meetings between innovators and future users of their innovations. The 3-year project was launched in 2013, and went on to a testbed business in 2017 within the city government.

What was tested

Innovations and technology related to improvement of elderly care

Testbed purpose

Increasing the use of innovation in social care.


The test environment is within homes of elderly and disabled people and in sheltered housing. MISTEL also offers the innovators a special test apartment.

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Make public services better and more efficient

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