We are pleased to announce the first 7 twinning projects that have been selected to be supported by the IN-4-AHA project!
Twinnings are cross-border cooperation programs, that allow knowledge exchange and technology transfer between different EU regions, one being the originator (the developer of the initiative/innovative solution) and other being the adopter. Participants establish an action plan to learn and/or implement the innovation, which typically involves in-person meetings between them. The IN-4-AHA consortium can support this activity by re-imbursing travel expenses (travel, accommodation, food in the workday) up to 5.000 euros.
The first call for IN-4-AHA’s twinning selected 7 innovative practices originating organizations located in Spain, Portugal, Northern Ireland, and the Netherlands. Partners from Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal will be adopting these innovations. The selected projects are:
- The Ministry of Health and Families of Andalusia (RMHFA) Reference Site, that will be sharing ClicSalud+, a portal for citizens to access personal health information, for both administrative and clinical purposes, with the Scottish Government Reference Site.
- Lisbon AHA (Actif Age) and the Galician Health Ministry (Atendo) Reference Site will be exchanging another ICT tool for active and healthy aging but focused on developing physical and cognitive exercises for elderly populations – the Actif Age, an interactive digital platform for physical and cognitive activities.
- Atendo (Galician Health Ministry) enters another twinning, as an adopter of the Smart Library (SlimoTheek) and the My Home Fits (Mijn Huis Op Maat) from GeneratieThuis, a Dutch organization specialized in delivering smart tools that support age-friendly environments, citizen empowerment, health self-management and ageing at home.
- The Digital Health & Care Northern Ireland (Department of Health of Northern Ireland Reference Site) has developed the apps4dementia library, hosts a selection of safe and trusted mobile apps which provide people affected by dementia and their carers with information and guidance. The technical and operational aspects of this platform will be shared with the Department of Public Health, University of Naples “Federico II” (Campania Reference Site).
- Also from the same originator – Digital Health & Care Northern Ireland (Department of Health of Northern Ireland Reference Site) within the apps4dementia library, two specific apps to support dementia patients and their careers have been developed, the InspireD Reminiscence App and the CLEAR Dementia Care App. They will be the basis of a knowledge exchange twinning with the NGO Greek Carers Network – EPIONI (Active Healthy Ageing 4 Attica Reference Site).
- The Northern Spain Region is once more represented by the Galician Health Ministry, via the ACIS- Axencia de Coñecemento en Saúde, this time as an originator of innovative practice, the Galician Network of Health Living Labs – LABSAÚD, to be shared with a Portuguese NGO Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Riba d’Ave (Porto4Ageing Reference Site).
- The Ministry of Health Catalonia, Fundació TICSALUT Social Reference Site, via the Rovira I Virgili University was crucial in the development of the SoCaTel Co-Creation Platform a tool for long care services, designed by a multi-stakeholder coalition based on the quadruple helix approach, including input from professionals, users, researchers, and innovators. SoCaTel will be adapted by the Digital Health Platform of the Usti Region Reference Site, though the Innovation Centre of the Usti Region.