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Social Innovations Promoting Active and Healthy Ageing

Objective

INNOVAGE is an ambitious project is dedicated to developing and testing, as well as surveying and cataloguing, social innovations that will have a solid impact on improving the quality of life and well-being of older people. In particular the project aims to make a major contribution to the EU goal of extending healthy life years. It has four clear and achievable objectives that are intended to create a new paradigm in this field. These objectives directly address the present major barriers to innovation and to the achievement of the extension of healthy life years across the EU. The expert multi-disciplinary team is based on a highly successful existing collaboration, which will enable fast take-off and the guarantee of excellent team work. The work packages are designed to achieve impact in the public, private and third sectors. The project is built on the closest possible partnership with end users (or stakeholders) including older people themselves. It will deliver not only four new major social innovations in different EU countries (services models and products) but also a new European platform to promote knowledge exchange about and the sustainable implementation of social innovations to promote well-being in later life.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 984 943
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)

Participants (8)

MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 579 563
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Steven Schmidt (Dr.)
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 408 016
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans-Werner Wahl (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 111 450
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Airey (Mrs.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 344 500
Address
Via Santa Margherita 5
60124 Ancona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Grazia Palermi (Dr.)
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 67 000
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anne-Sophie Parent (Mrs.)
EUROCARERS ASSOCIATION EUROPEENE TRAVAILLANT POUR LES AIDANTS NON PROFESSIONELS ASBL
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 199 800
Address
Rue De Thionville 145
2611 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Frank Goodwin (Mr.)
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 208 445
Address
Howard Street City Campus
S1 1WB Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Szwejkowski David (Mr.)
LATVIJAS ZINATNES PADOME
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 86 160
Address
Smilsu Iela 8
1050 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maija Bundule (Dr.)