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Social Innovation on active and healthy ageing for sustainable economic growth

Objective

The general aim of SIforAGE project will be to strengthen the cooperation mechanisms and tools among the stakeholders working along the value chain of active and healthy ageing, with the aim of improving the performance of the European Union competitiveness and growth, through research and innovative products for more and better lives.

The objective is change minds and attitudes for a new vision of ageing. This new way of understanding ageing has been embraced under the concept of “active and healthy ageing” (AHA), as an inclusive term to framework the transformation of ageing vision.


The specific objectives addressed in the project will be:
1. To develop the supporting tools and mechanisms for the Social Innovation Incubator on AHA
2. To engage and empower society and civil society organisations in research on AHA.
3. To introduce evidence-based policymaking, through training activities with policymakers, to address future shaping of ageing research programmes and funding schemes
4. To raise awareness among the scientific community on the importance of social responsibility and ethics in ageing research, and offer practical guidance on how to address them.
5. To analyse and improve the existing mechanisms for accessing the market of innovative products and solutions for older people
6. To actively involve the wide range of stakeholders of the value chain and spread knowledge generated along the project duration

The consortium involved in the project is compounded of 20 different partners at EU and International level, representing a remarkable well-balanced consortium with complementary backgrounds and expertise and representing different stakeholders along the value chain of ageing research, from universities, civil society organisations, final users groups, think tanks, public administrations, technology research centers and companies.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/medical ethics
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /social sciences/political science/public administration

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 456 440,16
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)

Participants (19)

CARINNA AGENCE POUR LA RECHERCHE ET L'INNOVATION EN CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Gabriel Voisin 14
51100 Reims
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bernard Stree (Mr.)
FUNDACION INSTITUTO GERONTOLOGICO MATIA - INGEMA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 97 087,61
Address
Camino De Los Pinos 35
20018 Donostia San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kristina Etxeberria (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 220 547,33
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Mrs.)
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 298 481,98
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Olthoff (Dr.)
COMUNE DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 270 101,52
Address
Piazza Palazzo Di Citta 1
10122 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ileana Leardini (Dr.)
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 73 290,44
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrida Strazdina (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 918,17
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brian Worsfold (Mr.)
INVESTORNET-GATE2GROWTH APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 302 920,75
Address
Diplomvej 381 St
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uffe Bundgaard-Jorgensen (Dr.)
SAGLIK AKADEMISYENLERI DERNEGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 79 604,23
Address
Tunalihilmi Caddesi 67/13
06690 Kavaklidere Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cansu Akgun (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
France
EU contribution
€ 113 967,84
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alban Oules
Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 172 599,34
Address
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas
1649 026 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreia Pólvora (Ms.)
FUNDACAO UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASILIA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 99 897,34
Address
Campus Universitario Darcy Ribeiro Faculdade De Tecnologie At 05 Bairro Asa Norte
70919 970 Brasilia Df
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elza Maria De Souza (Dr.)
GMINA MIEJSKA KRAKOW - MIASTO NA PRAWACH POWIATU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 98 345,84
Address
Plac Wszystkich Swietych 3/4
31 004 Krakow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
łukasz Szewczyk (Mr.)
ID CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE AGENCE POUR L'INNOVATION ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT ECONNOMIQUE CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 176 094,82
Address
Villa Douce Urca 9 Boulevard De La Paix
51097 Reims Cedex
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Vincent Steinmetz (Mr.)
ASOCIACIJA SENJORU INICIATYVU CENTRAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 125 417,74
Address
V Landsbergio Zemkalnio Gatve 6-37
49295 Kaunas
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Edita Satiene (Mrs.)
SANTA CASA DA MISERICORDIA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 121 083,34
Address
Largo Trinidade Coelho
1200 470 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alda Matias (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE PER LA CITTADINANZA ATTIVA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 34 623,48
Address
Vicolo Del Bologna 20-21
00153 Roma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Norma Rosaria Agrillo (Ms.)
EURAG BUND FUR DIE ALTERE GENERATION EUROPAS
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 286 009,05
Address
Dernier Sol 26
2543 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dirk Jarré (Mr.)
BASQUE CULINARY CENTER FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 340 357,02
Address
Paseo De Juan Avelino Barriola 101
20009 Donostia San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elena Urdaneta (Dr.)