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Community platform for co-creation among healthcare innovations

In 2015 we built, the first platform for healthcare in the Netherlands focused on co-creation. The online community is the pivot of healthcare innovations in the Netherlands and brings them en their needs together.

Drupal community platform is the first open platform for healthcare innovations in the Netherlands, focused on co-creation. offers a complete overview of all healthcare innovations and in addition provides the opportunity to bring parties together, test ideas in the marketplace, and expand the network around your innovation.

Compleet overzicht zorginnovaties

In the community overview, you will find all participants in healthcare and welfare innovation. Since the website has been launched in November 2015, over 250 innovations and 1,700 innovators have been registered!

Drupal 7 Community

This case shows Drupal is also suited to comprehensive community websites. One Shoe successfully created the community website based on Drupal 7 and according to the Scrum methodology. With the help of various Drupal modules, it is possible to register innovations, search innovations and filter the search results by different characteristics.

Advanced search functionalities

The advanced search function is one of the most important functionalities of the platform. Using this, we have enabled users to search extensively within the countless healthcare innovations in the Netherlands ánd the people behind these innovations. We complemented this with a module to filter innovations by, for instance, phase, sector, type or region of the innovation.

Creating communities

Of course, a community website is not complete without the social aspect. That is why One Shoe developed a 'LinkedIn for your innovation': a technically demanding solution that, once you've published an innovation, you can use to show who is involved with the innovation. This applies to both organizations and individuals. By adding employees or ambassadors to the innovation, you can create a network around it. After all, according to, you can go faster alone, but you get further together.

In the press

The new platform was very well received by the press. Minister of Health Edith Schippers launched the website herself during a press conference at the press center Nieuwspoort.

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