It has been two years and a half, from semester 1 to 5 (Phase 1), to exchange experiences for interregional learning that has come to an end now. TITTAN dynamic work is divided into three different Thematic Areas. The Good Practice exchange that we have shared during these years were introduced and debated in a series of Interregional workshops. Take a look to this summary:
Compostela, hosted the first Interregional Workshop to exchange and benchmark policy experiences in the field of health which facilitate the knowledge transfer, innovative products and technological developments (from private sector to public health systems). It focused on promoting PCP and PPI, or uptaking innovative solutions by the public administrations through a collaborative dialogue with companies. It was visited the case study of H.U. Álvaro Cunqueiro.
In Milan were discussed Good Practices about Technology Transfer (from research within public health systems to the market), Open Innovation, Collaborative Platforms and Telemonitoring. The partners visited Don Gnocchi Foundation. It covers the fields of healthcare-rehabilitation, social welfare, social therapeutic services and also intense scientific research and education at a variety of levels.
In Amsterdam and Almere was made presentations of good practices betting on innovation in the field of nutrition for a healthy ageing and others based in cutting edge technology. It was visites the case studies such as Health Factory (a living lab), Big Data Value Center (Big Data) and Senior Live (social innovation).
In Edinburgh, the knowledge exchange workshop was linked to the British Computing Society’s annual event and so there were various high-level keynote speakers such as the Scotland’s minister for health and care. The Good Practices explored concerned new ICTs applications and other initiatives for an active and healthy ageing or rehabilitation. It was linked to an in situ visit in Glasgow.
In Leipzig and Dresden the Good Practices were presented, discussed and linked with each other. Participants visited the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology in Leipzig, and the Proton Treatment Centre in Dresden that showed new promising cancer treatments. The event was linked to an in situ visit. As well
Lower Silesia, hosted an “extra” workshop for the TITTAN Good Practices that were missing and a study visit in Dolnoslaskie Voivodship, to get practical knowledge about advantages of balneology treatment for elderly patients which gives an opportunity for treatment on many disease and for drinking and baths taking as well. Healing stays are combined with physical rehabilitation.
Additionally activities in TITTAN project were organized: in situ visits, between a Mentor and a Learner region. In this visits is extracted a deeper knowledge of the most interesting Good Practices presented in the workshops that can fit better in their regional framework. They were hold in order to give to the visiting partner the opportunity to address specific questions, receive assistance and work, side by side, in the preparation of the Action Plans. The Action Plans will detail how interregional Good Practices will be implemented and performed in the own regions during two years, from semester 6 to 9 (Phase2).
Now, the Phase 1 is finishing, all partners are intensely working on their own Action Plans based on the lessons learned from other TITTTAN partners.
We expect that Phase 2 will provide to partner regions, a real opportunity to orientate the spending process of their Structural Funds towards a most-effective and result-oriented policy practices for an active and healthy ageing. This is the real goal of the TITTAN project.