HAIVISIO 2nd Workshop, Oct 2014
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Paving the way for eHealth, active ageing and independent living products and services generated by European Research & Innovation projects

On 9 October, HAIVISIO organised a workshop on how to implement new solutions for active ageing, eHealth and independent living during the 12th European Week of Regions and Cities – Open Days in Brussels.

Workshop participants representing local and regional authorities, other European project and industry gathered in the Charlemagne building of the European Commission to listen to experts in the area of facilitating innovations for healthy ageing and learn about products and services generated by European research projects as well as to discuss how to set common strategies for dissemination and exploitation activities and facilitate collaboration environments.

“Finding synergies to help take-up of eHealth solutions”

The second speaker, Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit eHealth and Well Being at the European Commission’s DG Connect, spoke about the importance of finding synergies between EU funded projects and explained how the EC funding programmes Horizon2020 and ESIF relate to one another. He pointed out the key differences between the programmes, but also stressed that synergies can be found to help the take-up of eHealth solutions.

“We need innovative and high-quality pioneering activities”

Markku Markkula, Member of the Commission for Economic and Social Policy of the Committee of the Regions talked about innovation networks and ecosystems that enable new ways of knowledge as well as the creation the real enablers for systematic change based on smart specialisation.

“We need innovative and high-quality pioneering activities and replication of results across Europe. The regions are ready to start experimenting and prototyping,” said Mr Markkula.

“Supporting innovation for age-friendly environments”

Anne-Sophie Parent, Secretary-General at AGE Platform Europe, presented the AFE-INNOVNET and talked about how it supports the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing through setting up a large EU wide community of local and regional authorities and other relevant stakeholders who want to work together to find smart and innovative evidence based solutions to support active and healthy ageing and develop age-friendly environments.

“Promoting age-friendly environments is one of the most effective approaches for responding to demographic change and increasing the Healthy Life Years indicator,” said Ms Parent, and invited all workshop participants to join the network.

“Communications and synergies explorations”

HAIVISIO partner Rodd Bond, Director of the Netwell Centre at the Dundalk Institute of Technology, then gave a presentation on HAIVISIO, and focused on investments and project results. He emphasized HAIVISIO’s work with communications and synergy exploration and discussed the communications and exploitation challenges based on a review of 19 active projects in the HAIVISIO network.


Blanca Jordan, Health Sector Manager, Research and Innovation, at ATOS Spain

Welcome & Introduction to HAIVISIO Project

Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit “eHealth and well-being” at DG Connect

eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020

Markku Markkula, Member of the Commission for Economic and Social Policy of the Committee of the Regions

CoR for paving the way for eHealth, active ageing and independent living products and services generated by European Research & Innovation projects

Anne-Sophie Parent, Secretary-General at AGE Platform Europe

Supporting innovation for age-friendly environments: The example of AFE-INNOVNET

Rodd Bond, Netwell Centre, Ireland, Dundalk Institute of Technology

Bringing the chasm from research and Innovation to sustainable socioeconomic impact



Implementing new solutions for active ageing, eHealth and independent living is necessary for addressing Europe’s demographic change.

This workshop will be an opportunity to learn about products and services generated by European research projects, how to set common strategies for dissemination and exploitation activities and facilitate collaboration environments.

You will learn about how to bridge the space between the Horizon2020 programme and regional innovation and implementation through targeted ESIF/ERDF operational programmes, as well as the EU thematic network and up-coming covenant on demographic change that is open to local and regional actors interested in innovative approaches supporting active and healthy ageing.

The event takes place in the context of “The OPEN DAYS 12th European Week of Regions and Cities”. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/conferences/od2014/index.cfm

Registration: It is for free.

The registrations for the Open Days are open! You can now register to our workshop here: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/conferences/od2014/reg_frame.cfm

Our workshop’s title is “Paving the way for eHealth, active ageing and independent living products and services generated by European Research & Innovation projects”, code 09D01, taking place on October 9, 9:00-10:45, at Charlemagne building.




You can download the Event programme here: https://secure.destree.be/Ei/Docs/OD2014/Agenda.pdf

Thursday 9 October 2014, 09:00-10:45 09D01

Associated event: Paving the way for eHealth, active ageing and independent living products and services generated by European Research & Innovation projects

Organiser: Haivisio Project - 7th Framework Programme

Venue: European Commission, Charlemagne Building, Room MANS

Chair/Moderator:

Blanca Jordan, Health Sector Manager, Research and Innovation, at ATOS Spain

Speakers:

  • Markku Markkula, Member of the Commission for Economic and Social Policy of the Committee of the Regions
  • Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit “eHealth and well-being” at DG Connect
  • Ilias Iakovidis, Head of Unit Digital Social Platforms, European Commission
  • Anne-Sophie Parent, Secretary-General at AGE Platform Europe



If you would like more information about this event, please contact:

  • Borja Arrue Astrain (borja.arrue@age-platform.eu)
  • Daniel Holmberg (daniel.holmberg@age-platform.eu) or call +32 2 280 14 70



 

Metro station: Schuman (lines 1 and 5)

European Commission
Rue de la Loi 170, Charlemagne building 
Room MANS



  • University of Stavanger;
  • Aur-agenzia Umbria ricerche ;
  • Oulu University of Applied Sciences;
  • Social scientist/Business Development Manager ;
  • Medical University of Lodz;
  • AGE Platform Europe;
  • MIDI-PYRENEES EUROPE;
  • ACRE Action with Rural Communities in England;
  • Suffolk County Council;
  • WOW;
  • Stockport Council;
  • VUB;
  • EURORDIS;
  • European Construction Technology Platform;
  • Ale kommun;
  • Peterborough City Council;
  • GroenLinks Drenthe;
  • Lower-Normandy Brussels Office;
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel;
  • FUNDECYT Science and Technological Park of Extremadura;
  • Provincie Vlaams-Brabant;
  • Ile-de-France Europe;
  • Development centre of the Heart of Slovenia;
  • Ecomit Consulting S.L.;
  • Emilia-Romagna Region;
  • Verein für Menschen mit Körperbehinderung e.V.;
  • Heseltine Institute, University of Liverpool;
  • Kirklees Council;
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Adult Education Sciences);
  • Praxis Care;
  • REGION OF THESSALY;
  • Arnhem Nijmegen City Region;
  • GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF EXTERNAL ACTION – REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF EXTRAMDURA ;
  • Eurodite;
  • Amadora City Council;
  • DHI - Digital Health Institute;
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel;
  • COMET INTERREG Partnership;
  • EuroHealthNet;
  • Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine;
  • The Regional Council of the Moravian-Silesian Cohesion Region;
  • EUROPEAN COMMISSION;
  • NI Executive;
  • Languedoc-Roussillon Region ;
  • Angus Council;
  • East of England European Partnership;
  • Belfast City Council;
  • XUNTA DE GALICIA;
  • Skåne Association of Local Authorities;
  • CASTILA Y LEÓN DELEGATION TO EU;
  • Castilla y León Permanent Delegation;
  • T-Systems Hungary Ltd.;
  • AGE Platform Europe;
  • managing authority digital convergence;
  • Norfolk County Council;
  • CEN/CENELEC SFEM;
  • EURES-T Oberrhein/Rhin Supérieur;
  • TICBioMed;
  • Lividia Ltd.;
  • Ministry of Economy;
  • Technical University of Denmark;
  • Gjesdal kommune;
  • Euro PA;
  • COMET INTERREG Partnership;
  • Wiltshire Council;
  • Municipality of Gävle;
  • Municipality of Hengelo;
  • Skåne Association of Local Authorities;
  • Karelia University of Applied Sciences;
  • Invest NI;
  • EUREGHA;
  • Skåne European Office;
  • Smart Consulting Cluster;
  • University of Hull;
  • REGION OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA;
  • Verein für Menschen mit Koerperbehinderung Nuernberg e.V.;
  • Intermediary Managing Authority, Region of Central Macedonia;
  • Intermadiate Managing Authority of Crete;
  • Skåne European Office;
  • Metropolia Silesia;
  • INTERMEDIATE MANAGING AUTHORITY OF CRETE REGION;
  • Cardiff University;
  • TIDEA;
  • Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development ;
  • Agfa HealthCare;
  • International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth;
  • Ass. FORMA.Azione srl;
  • East and North Finland EU Office ;
  • IDConsortium;
  • AALA;
  • Cumbria County Council;
  • The Castalian Pool;
  • UAB "Civitta";
  • Region of Central Macedonia, Regional Development Fund;
  • Microsoft;
  • Malopolska region;
  • Trainee2013;
  • Orange;
  • municipality of Leiden;
  • South Denmark European Office;
  • Gävle Municipality;
  • EU Office Government of Andalusia;
  • Regional Specialist Hospital in Biała Podlaska;
  • St. Anne's University Hospital Brno - International Clinical Research Center;
  • European Patients' Forum;
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore;
  • Bureau Aquitaine Europe;
  • MEDEA;
  • Sviluppo Marche Spa;
  • ERFC _ European Regional Framework for Co-operation;
  • Estonian Academy of Security Sciences;
  • Kommunförbundet Skåne;
  • Riga city council;
  • Scotland Europa;
  • The Municipality of Tjörn;
  • NEEHP;
  • Karelia University of Applied Sciences;
  • GIRP European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers;
  • Philips;
  • REM Consult;
  • Mikkeli Region Business Development Centre Miset Ltd.;
  • Region of Central Macedonia, Regional Development Fund;
  • Medical University of Lodz;
  • ECHMI S.A.;
  • Digital Northern Ireland 2020;
  • Apstram ASBL;
  • OFFICE OF THE MARSHAL OF THE MAZOWIECKIE VOIVODESHIP (MAZOVIA REGION);
  • Regional Labour Office Olsztyn;
  • Malopolska region;
  • European Parliament;
  • Council of European Municipalities and Regions;
  • Oulu University of Applied Sciences;
  • Eurosidus;
  • Pohjois-Pohjanmaan liitto;
  • Technopolis;
  • Arsenàl.IT;
  • Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia;
  • Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union;
  • Medical University of Lodz;