SHAPES took part in the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing, contributing to the online workshop “Large-Scale Pilots driving innovation ecosystems for ageing well” on the 20th of October 2021.


Jointly driven by four Large-Scale Pilots projects, the session placed the following use cases under the spotlight:

GATEKEEPER: Ageing population at risk of frailty and/or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Apulia, Italy.
PHARAON: From driving together to thriving together: community building in an existing PlusBus service, Netherlands.
SHAPES: One piece of a LSP puzzle – Healthy Ageing in Rural Areas: the HealthRegion Cologne-Bonn – Oberbergischer Kreis, Germany.
SMARTBEAR: Big data platforms to help with hearing loss, cardiovascular diseases, cognitive impairment, balance disorders, depression and frailty, Romania and Spain.


The projects recognized how they can mutually benefit from each other’s work to create an integrated ecosystem for healthy and active ageing.


Supported by the OPEN DEI project, all four Large-Scale Pilot projects questioned themselves about the development of their markets. It emerged very rapidly that data and data management are key for any exploitation phase, building new knowledge and services, and are truly essential for any ecosystem.


By joining forces, an integrated ecosystem can see the light and support more and more citizens across the European Union.


The next occasion to debate these issues is the EHTEL Symposium, from the 30th of November to the 1st of December 2021.
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