The AgeingFit conference programme discussed all the aspects of the healthy ageing sector. It was organised in three tracks: “From needs to ideas”, “From ideas to innovation” and “From innovation to market”.

Tailored to fit our multi-faceted audience, the AgeingFit 2018 conference programme featured topics related to retirement homes internal innovation processes, collaborative and open innovation, prevention, and gave a focus on market access, financing and regulations.

SESSION PLÉNIÈRE

As longevity rises, a growing population is likely to experience a decline in capability and independence, with increased demands for health and social care services. The consequences of ageing demographic trends in Europe appear to create societal as well as financial challenges and raises several issues. How to manage the necessary formal and informal care, services and health care costs to assist older and dependent people? Which part to be played by public health payers and private insurers? Through feedback and discussions from different countries, this plenary session will review the ongoing experimentations and systems developed in Europe to manage the implications of the old-age dependency ratio.

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  • Which roles should public health payers and private insurers play to address the consequences of the ageing demographic trend in Europe?

  • Which roles should public health payers and private insurers play to address the consequences of the ageing demographic trend in Europe?

  • Which roles should public health payers and private insurers play to address the consequences of the ageing demographic trend in Europe?

  • Which roles should public health payers and private insurers play to address the consequences of the ageing demographic trend in Europe?

  • Which roles should public health payers and private insurers play to address the consequences of the ageing demographic trend in Europe?

  • Which roles should public health payers and private insurers play to address the consequences of the ageing demographic trend in Europe?

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TRACK 1

ICTs provide a major opportunity for patient care improvement by facilitating the exchange of information among healthcare professionals. However, the systems used within the healthcare organizations have often been developed independently with heterogeneous tools and processes, putting the brakes on a seamless exchange of patients' information. Which models to improve older patient information exchange between the home, the practitioner, the hospital and the nursing home? Which recent innovations and standards are developed in different countries of Europe to achieve interoperability? What ground for collaborative actions from the key players in the patient journey?

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  • Advancing interoperability between healthcare systems to enhance elder care coordination: Case studies of European developments

  • Advancing interoperability between healthcare systems to enhance elder care coordination: Case studies of European developments

  • Advancing interoperability between healthcare systems to enhance elder care coordination: Case studies of European developments

  • Advancing interoperability between healthcare systems to enhance elder care coordination: Case studies of European developments

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The EU has launched a series of measures and funding programs to stimulate the Silver economy and help the European industry to be at the cutting edge of the sector. How many innovative projects have been financed? Which impact had these funding programs had on their development and international scaling? The session includes feedback from companies and projects which benefited from such funding.

The speakers

  • Which impact have European funding programs had so far on the innovation projects of the senior health economy actors?

  • Which impact have European funding programs had so far on the innovation projects of the senior health economy actors?

  • Which impact have European funding programs had so far on the innovation projects of the senior health economy actors?

  • Which impact have European funding programs had so far on the innovation projects of the senior health economy actors?

  • Which impact have European funding programs had so far on the innovation projects of the senior health economy actors?

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Senior care sector is a fast-growing and innovative market offering value creation and investment opportunities. Are we witnessing the emergence of dedicated funds? Are some VCs affirming their focus on the senior care market and why are they making this choice? Which role do insurers play in financing innovative businesses? What can we learn from different national models at European level?

The speakers

  • Financing innovation in the senior care market: What are the recent trends and who are the new players to finance innovative companies?

  • Financing innovation in the senior care market: What are the recent trends and who are the new players to finance innovative companies?

  • Financing innovation in the senior care market: What are the recent trends and who are the new players to finance innovative companies?

  • Financing innovation in the senior care market: What are the recent trends and who are the new players to finance innovative companies?

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TRACK 2

Telecoaching uses audio, visual and interactive communications to support healthcare through dedicated programs, encouraging the prevention and management of chronic diseases, inactivity and loneliness for elderly people. Who is using telecoaching and why? Which experimentations and innovative solutions can be found on the market? Which roles are there for the patient and the clinicians?

The speakers

  • Telecoaching as a preventive approach for elderly people: How is it disrupting the landscape of telehealth?

  • Telecoaching as a preventive approach for elderly people: How is it disrupting the landscape of telehealth?

  • Telecoaching as a preventive approach for elderly people: How is it disrupting the landscape of telehealth?

  • Telecoaching as a preventive approach for elderly people: How is it disrupting the landscape of telehealth?

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Based on short pitches and entrepreneurs’ roundtable discussion, this session will feature several case studies of scale up strategies for companies developing connected devices targeting dependency. How did they build their company? How long did it take them to develop the product and market it? How did they find investment and which challenges did they encounter?  Which partners did they collaborate with? Which methods did they use in scaling up their business and which are the key strategies to sell abroad?

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  • Case studies of the internationalization process from the sector of ICT & dependency: What are the main drivers and constraints senior care entrepreneurs face today to scale up through internationalization?

  • Case studies of the internationalization process from the sector of ICT & dependency: What are the main drivers and constraints senior care entrepreneurs face today to scale up through internationalization?

  • Case studies of the internationalization process from the sector of ICT & dependency: What are the main drivers and constraints senior care entrepreneurs face today to scale up through internationalization?

  • Case studies of the internationalization process from the sector of ICT & dependency: What are the main drivers and constraints senior care entrepreneurs face today to scale up through internationalization?

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The Internet of Things is expected to enable a more personalised, preventive and collaborative form of care as it allows health and activity data collection through wearables, sensors devices, remote monitoring systems and health apps. What are these data used for and by whom? How can they benefit the health of older adults? What about data security and protection?

The speakers

  • How are the data generated by IoT in the ageing context accelerating knowledge, quality of care and innovation?

  • How are the data generated by IoT in the ageing context accelerating knowledge, quality of care and innovation?

  • How are the data generated by IoT in the ageing context accelerating knowledge, quality of care and innovation?

  • How are the data generated by IoT in the ageing context accelerating knowledge, quality of care and innovation?

  • How are the data generated by IoT in the ageing context accelerating knowledge, quality of care and innovation?

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TRACK 3

Diet and exercise are often to be considered together in the overall wellbeing of an individual, especially for the older adult. Despite usual beliefs, physiological decline is not only caused by the ageing process and is closely linked to reduced physical activity and inadequate sustenance. Which services are available on the market to answer both the needs of diet balance and physical activity for the elderly?

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  • Going back to the plain meaning of nutrition: Which innovative services combining diet and physical activity for healthy ageing?

  • Going back to the plain meaning of nutrition: Which innovative services combining diet and physical activity for healthy ageing?

  • Going back to the plain meaning of nutrition: Which innovative services combining diet and physical activity for healthy ageing?

  • Going back to the plain meaning of nutrition: Which innovative services combining diet and physical activity for healthy ageing?

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Nutrition is a key area where innovative products are needed to bring concrete benefits to older people and boost healthy ageing of the population. The evolution of the elderly nutritional needs, of their sensory food perception and appetite, offers an increased market potential for food manufacturers. How are they seizing these opportunities? Which innovative products are they bringing to the market? How should they market these products?

The speakers

  • Which opportunities for value creation do nutrition companies have on the senior market?

  • Which opportunities for value creation do nutrition companies have on the senior market?

  • Which opportunities for value creation do nutrition companies have on the senior market?

  • Which opportunities for value creation do nutrition companies have on the senior market?

  • Which opportunities for value creation do nutrition companies have on the senior market?

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