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EU INNOVAge Project

SEHTA launched its InnoHub on 6th November 2013 as part of the Innovage INTERREG IVC funded project.

The SEHTA InnoHub is a partnership bringing together experts on one hand from ambient assisted living and on the other hand from smart houses. Partners in the InnoHub already include Smart Homes and Buildings Association (SHBA), Housing Leaning and Improvement Network (HLIN),Built Environment Foresight Group, UCL and Habinteg Housing Association. The aim is to strengthen the knowledge transfer activities between those sectors and to look for convergence of priorities to support the development of eco-innovation and smart homes for the elderly.

The first task of the InnoHub is to assemble evidence in the form of case studies of the integration of housing and care, to develop the business and benefits case for the convergence and to identify  relevant policy links. The SEHTA InnoHub will also operate transnationally in cooperation with the 14 other Hubs to be established on the same topics in Innovage Partner countries.

For more information on the other Hubs please click here


October 2014

The Interreg IVC projects INNOVAge and CASA present their results in Brussels on 7th October 2014 with a dedicated conference:

Creating unity out of diversity: sustaining lessons learnt in Active Ageing

Innovage logoINNOVAge and CASA look at the complex issues that arise from demographic ageing and the many challenges that the future poses on European senior care. The projects aim at finding sustainable, innovative and practical solutions that enable longer independent living, an economically feasible care for seniors and totally new ways of thinking about the structuring of senior care by using innovative methodologies. The projects also give opportunities for innovative companies to develop new tools and services. In particular:

CASA logoCASA is about the development of regional policy and the exchange of knowledge around the up scaling of innovative ICT and services for independent living. Demographic changes make it necessary to organise the care and housing of senior citizens and chronically ill in a smarter way including the use of ICT. This also gives opportunities for innovative companies to develop new tools and services.

INNOVAge project aims at helping older people to live independently for longer in their own homes by increasing their autonomy and by the emerging of new ‘technological supply chains’ associated with new developments like independent living and eco-innovation, with a valuable contribution to minimize environmental impact of elderly daily life activities.

With this aim, both project decided to join forces and organize a common Final Conference that will be held in Brussels on 7th October 2014.

Regions in CASA and INNOVAge also work closely together in the Community of Regions for Assisted Living (Coral) a European network of regions collaborating on up scaling smart solutions for independent living and integrated care. The ambitions, networks and spirit of CASA and INNOVAge continue to live on in the Coral network

You will find the programme, participants, details for registration, on the INNOVAge and CASA websites or by contacting the following persons:

CASA LP: Flanders Region (Belgium) Contact person: Fabian Dominguez (

INNOVAge LP: Marche Region; Technical Secretariat: SVIM (Italy) Contact person: Ida Prosperi (



Welcome to the INNOVAge Newsletters

Welcome to the third INNOVAge Newsletter

We are in the final year of implementation of INNOVAge project and, as we are going to inform our readers in this newsletter, it has been a year full of work and activities at local and European level. All these activities have been focused on creating a framework which supports elderly people to live independently in their homes and also encouraging the adoption of smart solutions, with a valuable contribution to minimize the environmental impact of daily life.

To view the 3rd newsletter please click the following link INNOVAGE 3rd newsletter

INNOVage Linkedin news

For all the latest news from INNOVAge via Linkedin, please click here

INNOVage Compendium of Actions & Results

For all the latest news from INNOVAge of its Compendium of Actions & Results, please open the following link Compendium of Actions & Results

Call for Papers – International Conference ARCH 14 on research on Health Care Architecture

Deadline for abstract submission : 28th February 2014

The organising committee, Ira Verma, Suvi Nenonen and Mary-Ann Wikström ,  Aalto University, Anni Vilkko and   Helina Kotilainen (THL ) and  Leena Aalto, (FIOH) invites abstracts on original unpublished work on any of the conference’s 4 themes. Successful authors will be offered either a platform (oral) presentation or a poster presentation.

Requirements for abstract submission

Abstracts must be written in English and should not exceed a maximum of 300 words. An abstract should be submitted electronically through the Easy Chair conference system on or before 28.2.2014.  The abstract should be as informative as possible and state clearly whether the contributory value of the research for the field of  Health care Architecture is to be considered in terms of the development of theory or practice.

For further information please click here

International Conference ARCH 14 on research on Health Care Architecture

Venue:Aalto Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5,  Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Date: 19-21st November 2014

The amount and quality of research on Healthcare Architecture has grown rapidly in recent years. However, there are still many questions for which good knowledge is lacking. The commission therefore both is to make existing international research knowledge available as well as carrying out research projects focusing more specifically on the healthcare situation in a variety of contexts.

The conference is realized in collaboration with the Nordic Research Network for Healthcare Architecture.

It is a joint event between Aalto University, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) and National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL International).

For further information and to register please click here


Launching 14 regional innovation offices aiming to strength the knowledge and cooperation activities between actors focusing on eco-innovation and smart home for the elderly.

For more information on the 14 regional InnoHubs, please click here


UUK FlagK INNOhub – Dr Richard Curry, e-health Development Director, SEHTA –

Italy FlagINNOVAge General Secreteriat –

To view the list of INNOVage Partners – please click here