The formalization event of the Lisbon_AHA Consortium took place at the NOVA Medical School and brought together innumerous partners from our Reference Site, within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA).
The opening session was graced by the presence of Professor Dr. João Sàágua, the Rector of NOVA University of Lisbon, and Architect Teresa Almeida, President of CCDR LVT I.P.
This event provided a platform to showcase a variety of projects spanning the four strategic sectors of the quadruple helix: Academia, Industry, Public Entities, and Civil Society. These projects are currently in development within the region and underline the unwavering commitment to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to age with dignity and good health.
During open debate sessions, the audience had the opportunity to actively engage in discussions regarding the future of Reference Sites and their roles within contemporary ecosystems. Other Portuguese reference sites were also in attendance.
The formalization of this Consortium was solidified through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between NOVA University of Lisbon, NOVA Medical School, CCDR LVT I.P., and the other 30 partners who were present at the event: Câmara Municipal de Vila Franca de Xira, Câmara Municipal Oeiras, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Câmara Municipal de Sintra, Câmara Municipal de Mafra, Câmara Municipal de Almada, Câmara Municipal de Odivelas, Câmara Municipal de Sesimbra, Junta de Freguesia de Arroios, CUF, Escola Superior de Saúde – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa, Instituto Piaget, Value for Health CoLAB, GSK, Virtuleap, Hope Care, Glintt, Plux, 40+Lab, Movimento 55 + Associação, INATEL, União das Misericórdias Portuguesas, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, Instituto das Irmãs Hospitaleiras, AMP (Associação Mais Proximidade), ANDAR, Associação Alzheimer Portugal, Plataforma Saúde em Diálogo, LPCDR (Liga Portuguesa contra as Doenças Reumáticas).