Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

MIA
Multidisciplinary Institute for Ageing

Challenge

European Member states are committed to increase human healthy life expectancy by two years on average by 2020. Present increases in healthy life expectancy are largely due to increasing differences in ageing rates between member states, regions, communities and individuals. This massively worsens socioeconomic inequalities. Recent progress in understanding the mechanisms of ageing suggests that social, lifestyle, nutritional and pharmaceutical interventions can, effectively, reduce these differences by targeting the faster ageing members of the population.

Solution

The overall objective of the new Centre for Excellence is to improve health and wellbeing of an ageing population. It will gain a forefront position in ageing research and develop, validate and deliver interventions that can improve human healthy life expectancy. It will train young researchers and engage the public in support and implementation of innovative good practices. MIA will be integrated into the Ageing@Coimbra Vitality Campus, a European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Site.

Project Reference

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1, Teaming, nº 664629

Funding

H2020

Duration

2015-2016

Consortium

CCDRC – Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Centro, UC – Universidade de Coimbra, UNEW – Newcastle University, IPN – Instituto Pedro Nunes, UMCG – University Medical Center Groningen.

Partners

 

Website

http://miacoimbra.org

Keywords

Business Plan, Centre of Excellence; Ageing Research; Multidisciplinary; Health and Wellbeing; Smart Specialisation Strategy; Research and Innovation; Regional cluster; Vitality Campus.