looking back on the past, the celebration was first and foremost about the future. The success formula still shows no signs of wear and tear whatsoever. And although there are no secret ingredients, to this day the PRoF consortium is still very much one of a kind in the health care innovation industry.
Herman Van Rompuy, former President of the European Council and chairman of the PRoF TomorrowLab Advisory Board, neatly summarizes the ingredients of the PRoF success formula: “The PRoF consortium brings together people from the business community, the health care industry, the academic world and end users. They do so on both a national and a European level, which makes PRoF doubly unique. But what I appreciate most is that PRoF puts values first, in this case, the care and support for the elderly. And they pool those classic values with today’s most innovative technologies, which makes for a very beautiful combination.”
That combination goes far beyond generating innovative ideas. As Jan Van Hecke, chairman of PRoF, emphasizes: “We don't just think about new solutions, we build them. At Boone, a furniture factory in Poperinge, you can actually visit the 5 projects we built in the past, and we’re working hard to finish the 6th Patient Room of the Future, which will be launched in 2020.”
So, there are definitely no signs of slowing down. PRoF is ready for another 10 years of inspiring, stimulating and transforming the health care industry by using some very basic principles: bringing people together across sectors and industries and putting the patient first, always.
Experience the atmosphere in this video made by Kanaal Z (in Dutch)