Kwido: Innovation from the Basque Country

     December 26, 2013
    By Javier Garcia

    As the year draws to a close, we look back on Kwido’s extraordinary development, having undergone both a change of name and image, which have allowed the brand to evolve even further. Throughout 2013 we have remained committed to innovation which, among many other joys, has earned us a place in the latest Guide to Innovation in the Basque Country. 

    Entitled “Euskadi faces the challenges of innovation“, the guide reviews the efforts of Basque companies in favour of innovation, as an instrument to improve people’s quality of life and attain sustained growth in our economy by developing useful products and services for society.

    The Guide to Innovation in the Basque Country by Business Strategy; provides insights, ideas and answers to the four major challenges posed by a commitment to innovation: the scientific-technological challenge, the social challenge, the business challenge and the regional challenge.

    The reference made to Kwido highlights the international scope of the project, based on its usefulness for geriatric care professionals and its ease of use. Likewise, it reveals some product developments being worked on at the moment, including potential agreements with major companies such as Orange or Samsung, a collaboration with Tecnalia to incorporate the platform into televisions, and research into its integration into smart homes to capture information about the environment and implement adaptive interfaces according to who uses the system.

    In this short period of time, Kwido already has nearly 1.000 users who, in addition to benefiting from its many features, help us to continue developing the platform and reach even more people. With this post, we would like to congratulate and thank each and every one of you who, in one way or another, allow us to keep innovating to improve people’s quality of life with your support, suggestions, advice and publicity: Thank you very much!

    Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014 from all the team at Kwido!