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December 5-8, 2016 - Brussels, Belgium
European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing

The unprecedented ageing of Europe’s (and the global) population is already having profound consequences for individuals, businesses, governments, policy-makers and investors

The event will build on the achievements on the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy ageing (EIP AHA), past and current research & 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.

The 2016 Summit will also include an international audience (guests from Government of Japan, Canada and USA) building on the 2016 G7 Ministerial (ICT Ministers), representatives from the World Health Organisation and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The 2016 Summit will be preceded by an International Innovation Forum on Active and Healthy Ageing), building on the 2016 G7 Ministerial meeting of ICT Ministers In Japan. The associated international audience is expected to also join the European summit, including guests from Governments, Industry, international organisations and NGOs.

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