Summary

TITTAN is one of 64 projects sponsored by Interreg Europe and has a total fund of EUR1.6 Million between 2016 and March 2021.

TITTAN (Technology, Innovation and Translation in Ageing Network) is a knowledge exchange project, which aims to implement good practices that can foster the design, uptake and use of innovative technology-based products and solutions for healthy and active ageing across the partner regions. The project also aims to support the development of regional policy in technology-enabled healthcare within these regions.

There are 7 partners involved in the TITTAN project. ACIS in Galicia are the lead partner. The other partners are Saxony, Lower Silesia, Basque Region, Lombardy and Almere and the DHI in Scotland.

TITTAN is now in Phase 2, the dissemination stage, which runs until March 2021.

During Phase 1 of the project the following activity took place:

  • Two specific study visits in Galicia and Dresden where we shared specific Scotland-focussed insights to inform the questions and discussions;
  • A small study visit to Scotland, which involved several organisations from Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. The event was a great success and further solidified the Action Plan by engaging with key contacts in the Scottish ecosystem. The event brought together the relevant National Services Scotland individuals and Galician procurement experts who agreed to collaborate throughout the implementation phase of the project up to March 2021. This will be a strategic relationship to give support to Scottish procurement in their endeavours to promote the successful uptake of health innovations into the NHS specifically through PPI;
  • A visit in 2019 to Madrid further developed the regional action plans for 2020.

TITTAN’s Phase 1 activity concluded with the development of an Action Plan based on knowledge exchanged with the project partners.  This Action Plan is monitored throughout Phase 2.

Impact and Value

  • As the TITTAN project is funded by Interreg Europe, we are asked to affect policy change with the policy for Scotland being: “Scottish ERDF Operational Programme 2014-2020 – Priority – “Innovation in support of growth and jobs. Promoting business investment in innovation and research; and developing links and synergies between enterprises, R&D Centres and higher Education Sector.” This is affected through implementation of the Action Plan;
  • Sharing of best practice from other regions through knowledge exchange.

Next steps

During TITTAN Phase 2 there will be continued implementation and dissemination of the Action Plan to affect policy change through the following activity as identified through the TITTAN project, including:

Integrated health and home monitoring platform;

  • DHI’s DSE – ongoing activity;
  • Just Living & ENCIPHER proposals – submitted for funding; 

Ecosystem and Engagement Development;

  • Areas of Special Interest and creation of Innovation Clusters – DHI’s Phase 2 priority areas including Healthy Ageing;
  • Providing support for public sector and private sector in priority areas, utilising DHI’s DSE;
  • Next Generation Services Proposal.
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