The Galician Agency for Knowledge in Health, ACIS, coordinates the TITTAN project (Translation, Innovation & Technology Transfer in Ageing Network) together with other leading organizations in Europe such as the Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research (BIOEF of the Basque Country); the Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica (FRRB, from Lombardy in Italy); the Healthy Saxony, (HS from Saxony in Germany); the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI from Scotland in the United Kingdom); the Lower Silesian Voivodeship Marshal Office (LSVMO from Lower Silesia in Poland); and the City of Almere in the Netherlands.
The project, funded through the Interreg Europe programme, establishes a network for the exchange of good practices between the seven European regions to promote innovation and technology transfer in the field of health, especially with respect to diseases and lines of work related to the ageing population.
Each year via the RegioStars Awards, the European Commission awards the EU-funded projects that demonstrate excellence and new approaches to regional development.
The Managing Authority of Interreg Europe has selected the TITTAN project as one of five projects that will represent the Interreg programme at the RegioStars Awards 2020. The ACIS-led project has been specifically nominated in the category "Industrial transition for a smart Europe". This category awards projects that promote industrial modernization and/or transition and/or create new business opportunities through research and development of new products and processes, demonstrating innovation and technological change which is beneficial to the region.
Based on all this learning from the first part of the project (more than 90 events since the beginning such as in situ visits, workshops, collection of good practices, etc) each of the partners has designed and is implementing their action plan involving the different stakeholders concerned. These action plans will implement 12 of the 50 good practices already analysed in the first phase.
Thanks to all of this TITTAN will influence the amount of 15,900,000 € of Structural Funds. This is a great achievement being that it covers a large number of projects and more than 40 agents or stakeholders involved and ensures their effectiveness, in a wide geographical area and can reach a large number of population covered by the innovative health services supported through the policy instrument.