The 'TITTAN' project, 'Translation, Innovation & Techonology Transfer in Ageing Network', aims to exchange and implement technological systems in the field of health between different regions of Europe, mainly focused on active aging of the population.
The project involves bodies in the field of health innovation in Germany, Scotland, Italy, Basque Country, Poland, the Netherlands and Galicia, being led in our community by Health Knowledge Agency (ACIS) and also collaborate other entities such as the Galician Food Cluster.
The three lines of action TITTAN project are:
- Sharing best practices to promote the adoption of technological developments from outside to health systems.
- Sharing best practices on how to promote technology transfer from health systems to the outside.
- Promote the awareness of citizens on technological development for the management of aging, as well as the reflection on how the whole society can benefit from this commitment to technology.
For its implementation they are planned two phases: the first, which will run until September 2016, in which meetings and workshops among stakeholders for the exchange of good practices at European level and the development of an action plan to implement these experiences and ideas.
The second phase will aim to implement the plans developed above, as well as a monitoring process of the actions to provide the participating regions the opportunity to refocus the use of structural funds to more effective policies in the field of active aging.
The Interreg project
The Interreg Programme supports regional development in Southwest Europe financing transnational projects through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Programme promotes transnational cooperation to solve common problems in European regions, such as low investment in research and development, weak competitiveness of the small and medium-sized enterprises and exposure to climate change and environmental risks.