Regional development policies in eco-independent living for the elderly
Help older people to live independently for longer in their own homes by increasing their autonomy and by emerging of new ‘technological supply chains’ associated with new developments like independent living and eco-innovation, with a valuable contribution to minimize environmental impact of elderly daily life activities. A catalogue of good practices has been produced through collection of successful experience of innovation driven cluster, and planning policies in Local strategic partnership coordination and cluster development.
SUCCESS FACTORS: a. THE EXPERT MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM IS BASED ON A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL EXISTING COLLABORATION, WHICH WILL ENABLE FAST TAKE-OFF AND THE GUARANTEE OF EXCELLENT TEAM WORK b. THE WORK PACKAGES ARE DESIGNED TO ACHIEVE IMPACT IN THE PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND THIRD SECTORS WEAK FACTORS: c. THE FOUR SOCIAL INNOVATIONS DEVELOPED AND TESTED WITHIN THE PROJECT COULD BE INTEGRATED WITH EACH OTHER ONLY TO A PARTIAL EXTENT.
ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THIS PROJECT IS REPRESENTED BY THE FACT THAT IT WILL DELIVER NOT ONLY FOUR NEW MAJOR SOCIAL INNOVATIONS IN DIFFERENT EU COUNTRIES (SERVICES MODELS AND PRODUCTS) BUT ALSO A NEW EUROPEAN PLATFORM TO PROMOTE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE ABOUT AND THE SUSTAINABLE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL INNOVATIONS TO PROMOTE WELL-BEING IN LATER LIFE.