The number of elderly people is increasing worldwide. Innovation, and especially digital innovation, can play a key role in improving the quality of life of the ageing population while ensuring the resilience and sustainability of health and social care systems.
The Innovation Networks for Scaling Active and Healthy Ageing (IN-4-AHA) is a project funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme to address these challenges. The objective of the IN-4-AHA project is to facilitate the scale-up of innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing across the EU.
The success and large-scale use of digital tools for citizen empowerment and person-centered care heavily depend on an active contribution from local and regional ecosystems, stakeholder groups, and organisations, including industry, civil society, academia, and public administration.
Here are our five finalists!
Over 25 organizations participated in the IN-4-AHA Open Call and five finalists have now been selected. The objective of IN-4-AHA Open Call was to facilitate the scalability of innovative solutions in active and healthy ageing across EU.
Open Call and the developing process after selecting the finalists offers testing opportunities and business coaching for innovative and scalable solutions. With the finalists, user-centered cross-border testing of selected innovations will be done in e-environments and physical spaces in Finland and Spain.
The finalists will also receive testing opportunities with users in living labs in Finland and Spain, business coaching for scaling up from an international coaching team, and further feedback and reporting. The examples of innovation will be posted on the IN-4-AHA website.
Here are the finalists, with whom we will continue the developing process of selected innovations (in alphabetical order):