Instituto Pedro Nunes
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Silver Starters
Silver Starters

Challenge

Most start-up courses target and are tailored to young entrepreneurs. Given our increasing healthy life years, however, more and more seniors are considering a second career and wish to create start-ups, which is shown to be beneficial for wellbeing and health.

Solution

In this activity, we will fill this gap and train them to start their own businesses in healthy living and active ageing. In 8 weeks, they will follow an adaptive, individual learning pathway and learn essentials about entrepreneurship.
We aim for two target groups:
1. 50+ individuals that are unemployed and
2. Retirees that wish to work again.
The first group has been shown to be concerned about their future retirement and income diversification. Senior entrepreneurs are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs (https://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/promoting-entrepreneurship/we-work-for/seniors_en). We give them an opportunity to reduce the risk of financial vulnerability and ageism that may result in employment disadvantages.

Project Reference

19270

Funding

EIT Health
EIT Health

Location

Europe

Total Cost

228.826.00

IPN Cost

46.091.00

EU financial support

228.826.00

National public financial support

46.091.00

Duration

12 meses

Consortium

0091 - Instituto Pedro Nunes
0132 - Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi
0144 - Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing
0152 - Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Unina)

Partners

 

Keywords

Entrepreneurship, Active and health ageing