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European population is ageing rapidly

Advances in science and technology have contributed greatly in prolonging the lifespan of people across the globe, but unfortunately that does not mean populations 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 to 25% in 2050.

The TITTAN project

The Network for Technology, Innovation and Translation in Ageing (TITTAN) aims to tackle this EU challenge, by supporting the improvement in quality and performance of regional healthcare systems through exchange of best practices from across Europe. The project's seven partners work collaboratively across various themes within health and active ageing to develop policies which can foster design, up-taking and use of innovative technology-based products and solutions.

Thematic areas


The learning approach of the TITTAN project is 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 within the health sector

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

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

For Scotland, the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) is Scotland's representative coordinated by Laura Rooney and 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:


Find out the latest news and insights from the TITTAN project

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Have a look back at TITTAN's first phase of knowledge exchange events

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TITTAN Inter-regional Workshop 6 in Poland

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It's TITTAN's 2nd birthday!

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TITTAN Inter-regional workshop number 5 exploring citizen involvement in healthy and active ageing

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Welcome again on board. This time in Edinburgh!

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TITTAN Inter-regional workshop number 3 exploring Health Ecosystems

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First Inter-regional Workshop, Outside-In Innovation

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