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Ander Altuna

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PhD Student

Ander has over ten years of hands-on experience in innovation and technology management with a proven track record in the design and development of digital services and platforms. He has held various management positions in the software industry with a primary focus on the health sector. Much of his recent work has been centred on the design of connected health services and technologies that enable the digital transformation of health care.

He holds a MEng in Communications Engineering from the University of the Basque Country and an Executive Master in Business Innovation from the University of Deusto. He is also a graduate of the Executive Programme in Entrepreneurship, High-tech Spin-offs and Innovation Leverage at Cambridge Judge Business School and the Accelerated Development Programme in General Management at London Business School.

Research group: Human Factors and Complex Systems.

Ander Altuna is currently looking into the potential of the web and social media to create digital participation spaces that engage and involve local communities and health care institutions in the collaborative improvement of health services. His research aims to develop guidelines for the design of social web platforms that, based on open design and innovation principles and methods, involve people in well-structured online conversations about improving health care.

Collective Design in Health Service Innovation: Creating digital participation spaces for the engagement and involvement of local communities and health care institutions in the collaborative improvement of health services.

Health Service Innovation and Improvement; Health Service Co-design and Co-production; Patient and Public Involvement; Open Innovation; Collective Intelligence; Social Web Platforms.