Network for Technology, Innovation and Translation in Ageing

European population is ageing rapidly

Advances in science and technology contribute to prolong people lifespan, but unfortunately that does not mean they will be healthier. The EU2020 Strategy has identified active and healthy ageing as a major societal challenge common to all European Countries.


The number of people aged 65 and over is projected to increase from 14% in 2010 to 25% in 2050.

The TITTAN project

Network for Technology, Innovation and Translation in Ageing (TITTAN) aims to tackle this EU challenge, by improving the quality and performance of the European regional healthcare systems in relation with the healthy and active ageing. The project's objective is to exchange, benchmark and implement good practices and measures in seven European regions about policies which can foster design, up-taking and use of innovative technology-based products and solutions. 

Thematic areas


The learning approach based in the TITTAN project are focused on three thematic areas (TAs)

1. How to uptake innovative health products/services through new public procurement practices (PCP and PPI)

2. How to promote the establishment of innovation ecosystems in the health sector

3. How to raise citizen's awareness about using new technologies for improving quality of life.


The TITTAN project is promoted by a well-balanced partnership, which involves seven European regions:

  • Galicia 
  • Basque Country
  • Scotland
  • The Metropolitan Area of Amsterdam
  • Lombardy
  • Saxony
  • Lower Silesia

For Scotland the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) is lead partner supported by the University of Strathclyde. To ensure the best outcomes are achieved for Scotland the DHI formed a consortium of regional partners to support the project;

  • Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare (SCTT)
  • the ALLIANCE
  • Scottish Government
  • National Services Scotland (NSS)
  • Scottish Enterprise


Find out the latest news and insights from the TITTAN project

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