The main goal of TITTAN is the Exchange of best practices between the seven regions involved. For this purpose, during the months of January and February 2017, a total of four In-Situ Visits were organized by the seven partners involved. The aim of these visits is to deepen in the good practices reported in the field of Outside-In Innovation.

  • 16 &1 7 January, 2017: In-Situ visit organized by Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica, Milan.
  • 18 & 19 January, 2017: In-Situ visit organized by Axencia Galega para o Coñecemento en Saúde, Santiago de Compostela.
  • 17 February, 2017: In-Situ- visit organized by Digital Health & Care Institute and University of Starthclyde, Glasgow.
  • 22 & 23 February, 2017: In-Situ visit organized by Fundación Vasca de Innovación e Investigación Sanitarias, Bilbao.

The second semester has served not only to get a more in depth view of the Outside-IN Innovation practices, but also to star working on the second thematic area of the Project, which is focused on fostering Inside-OUT Innovation for active and healthy ageing.

During the days 6, 7 and 8 of March, Milan hosted the second Interregional Workshop of the Project which, under the leadership of Fodaziones Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica, featured experts from the seven regions to Exchange and benchmark policy experiences about the establishment of innovation ecosystems in the health sector, how they may booster the transfer of technology from research to enterprise in the health sector and how they may contribute to tackle the active ageing challenge.

A total of 12 best practices focused on Open Innovation, Collaborative Platforms and Telemonitoring were discussed during the workshop. Moreover, during the second of the workshop, the partners had the opportunity to visit the Don Gnocchi Foundations, an organisation of more tan 5,500 employees and consultants. It operates under accreditation from the Italian National Health Service in 29 centres, Its activities cover the healthcare-rehabilitation field, social welfare and social therapeutic services. It also conducts intense scientific research and education at a variety of levels.

Project partners will meet again on the 29, 30 and 31 of May in Almere in order to discuss the reamining best practices reported in the field of Inside-Out Innovation. In the meantime, the partnership will keep working on an ongoing basis in the development of the regional Action Plans in order to success in this engaging and challenging Project.

Stay tuned!!