From 29-31 May the third workshop took place in the cities of Amsterdam and Almere.
The TITTAN European project aims to exchange knowledge and good practices in relation to the development of policies that can promote the design and use of innovative technological solutions for active ageing. The project is currently into its third semester, in which it is covering the second thematic area. The goal set in this area is to reduce the gap between research and the market, improving the transfer of research results to the market.
The meeting in the Netherlands has encouraged the exchange of good practices in relation to this area, focusing on promoting innovation from within the healthcare system towards the outside. After the workshop each partner will present the good practices to the partners in their regions. The aim is to facilitate knowledge exchange (visits, teleconferences, etc.) between regional agents.
In the workshop in the Netherlands, led by the City of Almere, in addition to sharing good practices, attendees were able to get to know more about the innovative initiatives that are being developed and implemented in the region, such as “A Lab” in Amsterdam, and “Senior Live Foundation” and the “Health Factory” in Almere. These initiatives are aimed both at elderly citizens to incentivise and promote different activities, and at the co-production and development of creativity amongst professionals of several different sectors. These practices are an example of how the incorporation of innovation and new technologies promotes active and health ageing.
The Basque Country has Bioef as a partner of the project and was also present at the meeting. The region was able to share the good practices carried out by two partners: TECNALIA and IK4. TECNALIA presented the FIK Initiative, which is a private scientific-technical development initiative carried out in the field of ageing and disability. IK4, on the other hand, had the chance to show the capabilities of the Basque Country in terms of developing and manufacturing medical devices and other systems for the healthcare sector.
If you wish to learn more about the project, visit the following website: http://www.interregeurope.eu/tittan/
The TITTAN project has been co-funded (85%) by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg Europe Programme.