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Health cluster for capitalising integrated. innovative and transferable health care models and solutions for healthy ageing and independent living in NWE and beyond (HealthClusterEurope)
Start date: Feb 28, 2013, End date: Mar 30, 2014 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Overall aim of cluster cooperation: The long-term goal of this cluster cooperation is to transform the health care landscape at the interface of countering the challenges of demographic change and capitalizing innovation at a NWE and wider EU level. Therefore. the cluster aims. within the timescale of funding. to set up the conditions which will allow for the widespread application of integrated. innovative and transferable health care models and solutions for healthy ageing and independent living. Specific cluster objectives: The cluster specific objectives reflect upon the horizontal issues of the project. i.e. (i) policy / regulatory framework and ethical issues. (ii) funding. (iii) cooperation and (iv) promotion of a transnational healthcare market (SMEs for innovation). ? PILLAR 1: EMPOWERMENT: Awareness raising and education for patients and health workforce. personal health management This pillar covers issues related to prevention. early diagnosis. health consciousness. self-care and participation of older people. It also includes raising awareness of the health workforce with regards to the latest healthcare related technologies and solutions. ? PILLAR 2: ORGANISATION: Innovative care models. management and organisational structures and cooperation This pillar relates to the efficient organisation and management of healthcare provision for older people. and also to boosting cooperation between the various actors of healthcare provision to enable the widespread deployment of innovative care models. ? PILLAR 3: TECHNOLOGIES: Technologies and solutions for independent living E.g. AAL. assistive technologies and solutions. e-health. telehealthcare. telemedicine Achievements: Conclusion papers of events:- Report of Symposium 1: Including SMEs in EU and cross-border projects: Experiences, best-practices and results in the field of Health and Life Sciences- Report of Symposium 2: Best practices for health innovation in Europe- Report of Symposium 3: Open innovation in healthcare- Report of Round Table 1: Social media tools for sharing knowledge and experiences- Report of Round Table 2: How to get technology to end-users? - Report of Round Table 3: Patient empowerment- Report of Round Table 4: Education and empowerment of the workforcee-Ucare Portal:The e-Ucare portal is live! Gain more in-depth knowledge on projects, living labs and best-practices in the field of healthy ageing and independent living. Also, interesting news items and the latest health technologies and innovations can be found on this portal as well as opportunities for new collaborations. Visit!Living Lab inventory:One of the activities of Health Cluster Europe was to execute a living lab inventory. The project I-stay@home was in charge of the inventory and the results can be found by clicking here. I-stay@home compared the living labs based on different topics such as themes, types and stages. The living labs are located all over Europe as can be seen on the map in the link.The aims, focus and activities of the different living labs are thoroughly described in the files attached to the living labs in the database. Also, contact details are mentioned so as to easily get in touch with the right person. Would you like to add your own living lab to the inventory? Contact us via

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  • 2007 - 2013 North West Europe
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