Webinar: Living environments supporting health and independency

How do we solve the challenges of an aging population and severe pressure on the healthcare systems across Europe? In this webinar, we present you with perspectives from different projects trying to contribute to the solution.

Our living environments, such as private homes, residential homes, and care home facilities, play a big role in solving Europe’s challenges of an aging population.

The requirements for how we build are increasing, and a high level of adaptability in our living environments is needed. Furthermore, the integration of welfare and health technologies in our living environments is more important than ever.

In this process, we must not forget the users, and how important it is to include them and their needs in these types of projects.

Why join this webinar?

Learn more about all the above-mentioned perspectives and get inspiration on how to work within this cross-sectorial field.

Essentially, you will learn more about how your organisation can benefit from working on cross-sectoral projects and how to tap into the paradigm of healthy and adaptable living environments.


14:00 Welcome by Nanna Broch Mortensen, Project Manager, Danish Life Science Cluster

14:10 “ACTIVAS project, a new paradigm on healthy living” by Pedro Meira, Senior Executive Board Member of ITGest Group and CEO & Researcher at Kentra Technologies.

What is ActiVas role in Global Health and in the new Global Care and Health and Well-being Paradigm?

14:20 “Testing and Experimentation Facilities in Health” by António Cunha, Automatics Lab Executive Director of Instituto Pedro Nunes

How to increase the performance of the health innovation chain using hospitals as a test environment to validate solutions in Medtech and Digital Health.

The example of the Testing and Experimentation Facilities initiative.

14:30 The use of service design in strategic building projects by Kristine Nielsen, Special Consultant, architect cand. Arch., Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

How can you use service design to create a common understanding?

Example from Kerteminde Municipality, where local politicians gained an insight into the many perspectives of elderly life.

14:45 Open discussion about living environments supporting health by Agustí Padrós, Project Manager, Smartech Cluster

15:00 Thank you for joining – see you next time

The webinar is held in English.

Meet the experts

Pedro Duarte Meira, Senior Executive Board Member of ITGest Group and CEO & Researcher at Kentra Technologies.

Pedro has more than 35 years of global experience in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Furthermore, he has more than 15 years of experience in Health Semantics and Health Ontologies in general and Health Informatics in particular.

António Lindo Cunha, Automatics Lab Executive Director of Instituto Pedro Nunes and Board Member of Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra.

António has a significant technical and business background achieved on twenty years driving R&D(&I) contracts creating tangible economic and social value for the organizations involved, especially for SMEs, mainly in eHealth and active and healthy ageing.

Kristine Nielsen, architect cand. arch. and Special Consultant at Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark.

Kristine has more than 11 years of experience with facilitating cooperation between different stakeholders of healthcare buildings.

Earlier in her career, she has worked internationally as an architect.

A webinar series for SMEs with an international outlook

This webinar is part of the EXCELIVING training program, which focuses on the knowledge and training needs of SMEs and other cluster members.

Through 10 free webinars, you can gain knowledge and inspiration on topics within digitalisation, advanced technologies, management, sustainability and internationalisation.

You can participate in one or more webinars. All webinars can be viewed independently.

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The EXCELIVING project focuses on habitats via cross-sectoral dimensions: home automation, welfare technology, lighting, furniture and building materials.

In this way, EXCELIVING promotes a holistic perspective on habitat value chains, focusing on elements that have a direct impact on the promotion of healthy, age-friendly and sustainable environments. Read more about EXCELIVING here.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s COSME program under Grant Agreement no. 101037887. The content of this website represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) or any other body of the European Union.