Company Position Country
Technopolis Group Economist United Kingdom
Session
Why is public procurement essential in determining the future of the Silver Economy?

Dr Kristine Farla is a consultant and economist with Technopolis with a long track record of experience in the research and innovation arena. Kristine works on a range of research projects for the European Commission, the UK government and research councils, and other public bodies. Her work involves, amongst other, the mapping of polices across EU member states and the provision of overall policy recommendations regarding how best to stimulate the emergence of an EU Silver Economy based on ICT and innovation. She is currently working on the AAL Market Observatory, for the AAL Association, a project which involves the delivery of a market and investors report, a number of investors events where start-ups pitch to investors, and the delivery of a database of technologies relevant to AAL. She led the first Impact Assessment and Information Gathering study for the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme and worked on a research project on the Silver Economy for the European Commission. She also contributed to a Mapping of Smart Ageing Activity in Ireland. In the field of health, Kristine led the cost and benefit analysis for the study of the economic impact of the Paediatric Regulation, for DG SANTE and worked on the design of a framework for the evaluation of the economic and social impact of active transport for the UK Department of Transport. Kristine has a PhD in economic policy from Maastricht University / UNU-MERIT.