This conference is the annual event of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing and it aims to foster a high level policy debate about how to best scale up innovation within the care systems in response to the demographic challenge and how to create the associated opportunities for new growth and jobs.

A major input to this debate will be the evidence collected from the Reference Sites   11.5 MB and the first outcomes of six large scale actions launched under this Partnership in November last year.

500+ participants are expected who will include national and regional authorities, health and social care professionals, industry, insurers and NGOs.

High level representatives of both national and regional governments will attend, as will the hosting Commissioners Mrs. Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda and Mr. Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health.