European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing

Published on 10/11/2016

The 2016 European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing is organised by DG CONNECT of the European Commission in cooperation with the European Parliament and the European Committee of the Regions and will take place between 5th and 8th December 2016 in Brussels.

The unprecedented ageing of Europe's (and the global) population is already having profound consequences for individuals, businesses, governments, policy-makers and investors. The global ageing phenomenon is challenging established economic models, reshaping consumer spending and driving the emergence of new industry and service sectors of the European and global economy.

The event will build on the achievements on the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy ageing (EIP AHA), past and current research and innovation in Horizon 2020, the Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme with Member States and the EIT-KIC on healthy living and active ageing. It intends to mobilise the relevant stakeholders around a common vision for scaling up innovation in Health and Active Ageing, the agenda for jobs and growth, strengthening the co-creation across national and regional authorities, civil society, and industry on creating scalable market opportunities within Europe and Globally. In particular high growth-potential areas such as ICT supported independent living and age-friendly smart homes, social robotics, digitally supported integrated health and social care services will be targeted.

To find out more visit the event website.

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