Silver Economy: Opportunities for SMEs
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On 30 March from 15:00 to 16:30 CET, the Policy Learning Platform is organising a webinar on the Silver Economy: Opportunities for SMEs.
According to the European Commission, the silver economy covers economic opportunities arising from public and consumer expenditure related to population ageing and the specific needs of people aged over 50. The size of the European silver economy is estimated at €3.7 trillion. It continues to grow and is expected to contribute over €5.7 trillion to Europe's economy by 2025.
The aging of European societies is a societal challenge that requires multifaceted responses from policy makers, researchers, NGOs, as well as businesses. Demographic change is a reality that cannot be ignored. However, as with any challenge, it also offers opportunities to innovate and seize new market opportunities.
Especially the digitalisation trend has made possible many new products and services that increase the quality of life of older Europeans. During the webinar, you can find out more about the opportunities that demographic changes bring to SMEs as well as hear about inspiring practical examples of how other regions have supported SMEs in the silver economy sector.
What you can expect
- Presentation by Alice Charlet e-health & market intelligence consultant at Eurasante, on Silver Surfer, a call for innovative silvery economy projects, and HIPA living lab, which tests products and solutions for the elderly (SILVER SMEs project).
- Presentation by Joanne Boyle, head of engagement at Digital Health and Care innovation Centre, on the Healthy Ageing Innovation Cluster (ACSELL project).
- Presentation by Balazs Barta, Pannon Business Network, Hungary, on Novel Solutions for Healthy Ageing.