April 3, 2018

Top 25 influential ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing projects

Ageing poses one of the biggest economic and social challenges for this century. It is estimated that by 2025, more than 20% of Europeans will be 65 or over. To respond to the potential challenges that ageing presents for the future and to ensure that the necessary framework is in place to help Europe take advantage of the opportunities that the sector can provide, the European Commission (EC) has invested a great deal of resources into research and innovation (R&i) projects in this field.
But what has this investment brought us?
In order to answer this question, Outsight has recently developed a study for the European Commission on the top 25 most influential ICT projects related to active and healthy ageing. The main aim of the study is to identify and consolidate the key findings from the R&i projects addressing ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) funded under FP7, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) and the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
A selection of the top 25 most relevant projects has been identified in agreement with the EC to extract the key findings on results achieved. The study results will be used for the further development of priorities under the EU Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge Health, demographic change and wellbeing and as input for the further implementation of the policy initiative on a 21st century blueprint of digital solutions for AHA.
You can access the full study and accompanying documents on the following links:
October 28, 2016

European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing

This year’s Summit will be dedicated to co-creating a shared-vision on how digital innovation will transform health and care services in Europe, and how – working together – we can ensure that people, public services and the economy will benefit from this process of transformation.

The Summit will include over 1000 participants, including industry leaders, innovators, government leaders (from national and regional governments), policymakers, health and care organisations, investors and civil society organisations. This year it will also include an international audience (guests from the Government of Japan, Canada and USA) building on the 2016 G7 agenda on active and healthy ageing innovation, representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The event is free of charge, but registration is accepted on a first-come / first-served basis. If you are interested in participating, please register early. You can find more information about the Summit on digital innovation for active and healthy ageing and registration please click (here).

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels for the Summit and working together with you to ensure that the immense opportunities brought about by the digital transformation of health and care will benefit people, public services and the European economy.

Thank you in advance for your interest,

The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

Event announcement: Digital Silver Forum looking for digital solutions for ageing

Aging is one of the biggest challenges of our time and at the same time digitalization one of the greatest opportunities.

— With Digital Silver Forum we will bring together business leaders, investors, policymakers, entrepreneurs, inventors, startups and other organizations engaging with silver consumers. We need to work more together to create better services for the aging consumer, says Esko Aho, former Finnish Prime Minister and one of the initiators of the event.

— Our dream is to create a dynamic forum where you can build connections and exchange ideas with each other so that also the aging consumer benefits from digitalization.

— As the global population ages, by 2020, those over age 60 will number 1 billion globally and boast more than $15 trillion in spending power. That is tremendous opportunity. The age of longevity we’re now living in is one of the biggest drivers of innovation today and is only continuing to grow in impact as more and more of us are living longer, continues Michael Hodin from Global Coalition on Aging, the other initiator of the event.

The speakers represent international companies, service providers, associations and the Finnish government and come from organisations such as OECD, WHO, the European Commission, EU CARE, Imperial College London, Home Instead Senior Care, Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD, Nokia, OP-Pohjola, Philips, Uber, HUR, Aging2.0, and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The event showcases new digital startup solutions for the aging consumers.

More information on the event and instructions of how to register can be found on the following link: http://www.digitalsilver.eu/

The event sponsors are Home Instead, Nestle Skin Health, OP-Pohjola and Nokia. The event is also supported by Tekes, Sitra, VTT, Finnish Academy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, World Demographic and Aging Forum, and Aging 2.0. The event is organized by Verbatum Oy ja Global Coalition on Aging.

September 6, 2016

European Regions create a Digital Single Market for Active and Healthy Ageing

As a result of the Call for Reference sites 2016 launched in December 2015 at the Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, a record number of 74 regional and local organisations have been awarded “Reference Site” status.

These organisations have demonstrated the existence of comprehensive strategies to advance innovation for active and healthy ageing, based on a “Quadruple Helix” model that includes stakeholders from industry, civil society, academia and government authorities at a regional and local level.

Together these regions represent a commitment of over four billion € (2016-2019 period) to invest in innovative solutions that will lead to improvements in the quality of life of the ageing population, help support the sustainability of health and social care delivery and finally, stimulate economic growth and competitiveness. These investments will benefit an expected five million people in the next three years.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/29PUVpF

Help us to define the Research and Innovation priorities/trends in the Active and Healthy Ageing!

The PROEIPAHA Project has carried out a study to identify the research and innovation priorities and trends in the field of Active and Healthy Ageing. The results of the study can be found here: http://bit.ly/29DVlwn

Now it’s your turn. Do you agree with the identified research and innovation priorities? Is there anything missing? Your comments will be taken into account for the final report on R&I priorities in the AHA sector. 

Please provide your input by the 16th of September. 

June 15, 2016

Come and visit the Repository of Innovative Practices in Active and Healthy Ageing!

The Online Repository of Innovative Practices in Active and Healthy Ageing is live on the EIP on AHA portal: https://ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/repository_en

SHARE your innovative practice in active & healthy ageing with Europe.

DISCOVER inspiring, real-life examples of successfully applied innovation in the AHA field that can be replicated in your region.

The Repository will help to mobilise and gather resources and knowledge to deploy scalable, innovation-driven and digitally-enabled solutions. It is the basis for the European AHA scaling up strategy and constitutes another step in the development of the EIP on AHA to ensure the implementation of innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing on a European scale.

Come and take a look!

SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE!
The second European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing will take place in Brussels from 5-8 December 2016.
This year’s event will look into how digital innovation will “Transform the future of health and care in Europe” and will unveil a shared-vision on how the Digital Single Market can turn demographic change into an opportunity for social development and economic growth in Europe.
The 2016 Summit will build on the achievements of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), the Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme with Member States (AAL JP) and the EIT-KIC on Health and Active Ageing.
See you there!!!
June 6, 2016

The Online Repository of Innovative Practices on Active and Healthy Ageing is now live!

The Online Repository of Innovative Practices on Active and Healthy Ageing is now live on the EIP on AHA portal: https://ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/repository_en

This is an initiative developed by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA). The Repository will help to mobilise and gather resources and knowledge on Active and Healthy Ageing to deploy scalable, innovation-driven and digitally-enabled solutions. It is the basis for the European AHA scaling up strategy and constitutes another step in the development of the EIP on AHA to ensure the implementation of innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing on a European scale.

By visiting the Online Repository, you will be able to search innovative practices in the field of AHA from across Europe and share your own practices.

Come take a look!

April 26, 2016

Are you a supplier of an innovative solution in the field of Active and Healthy Ageing?

In the framework of the European Project PROEIPAHA (http://www.proeipaha.eu/), supported and financed by the European Commission, Resah the French public Central Purchasing Body (http://www.resah.fr/) for public Hospitals and Nursing Homes has launched an European open market consultation with the objective to detect and assess innovative solutions in the Active and Healthy Ageing field.

Resah’s Innovation Platform (http://www.innovation-sante-autonomie.fr/Default.aspx) is open for submissions from now to the 3oth April 2016. All suppliers who are proposing innovative solutions on the Active and Healthy Ageing field have to opportunity to fill-in the sourcing questionnaire and present their solutions.

In May 2016, expert committees will be organized to assess the innovative aspects of the solutions submitted on the platform.

Finally, a list of innovative solutions will be created and uploaded on the Active and Healthy Ageing marketplace of the European Commission website. All public and private European procurers will have the possibility to consult the list to discover new solutions that could address their needs.

This is a free and great opportunity for the suppliers to present their innovative solutions to an important number of potential procurers.

If you have any question concerning the PROEIPAHA Project or the open market consultation, please contact Louis Potel at l.potel@resah.fr

April 18, 2016

Outstanding results from the EIP on AHA 2016 Calls!

Excellent news, 850+ new commitments and 78 Reference Sites applications in the 2016 EIP on AHA Calls! Congratulations to all!!
Together we can create a Digital Single Market for the Ageing Society! Together for a Stronger Partnership 2016-2018!