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October 21-23, 2014 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
World Health & Design Forum (WHDF)

WHDF aims to boost social innovation and to inspire people to join forces all over the world and initiate crossover projects that contribute to active and healthy ageing and healthy living

The program will present a combination of design, high-tech and social innovation. It will offer keynote sessions, network sessions and workshops, with additionally several site visits to a.o. field and skills labs in Tilburg, the region of social innovation, and Eindhoven. Also, the event will be showcasing smart health (care) solutions.

Three main tracks in the program:

  • Health & Industry – How to make a valuable connection between the challenges of an ageing population on the one hand and business opportunities for industry partners on the other?
  • Social Innovation – How can we make better use of Smart Health solutions in daily life and in our working environment?
  • Healthy Living – How can we create a more active and healthy way of living for individuals and communities?

Networking Opportunities
Experts and decision makers from all over the world are expected to participate, such as policy makers, healthcare providers, knowledge and research institutes, hospitals, insurance companies, patient and consumer organisations and of course SMEs and industries in the field of healthcare and care innovation.

European Innovation Partnership on Active & Healthy Ageing
WHDF2014 is also the place to be for anyone involved in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP AHA), the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL-JP), Coral, Health Cluster Europe, E-health network of Assembly of European Regions (AER) or any Interreg, CIP or FP7 project on health innovation.