10th July 2019
ProACT will be the first cloud-based, digital solution of its kind in Ireland and Europe
John Dinsmore, EIT Health UK-Ireland partner representative for core partner Trinity College Dublin, with the NetwellCASALA team Horizon 2020 project ProACT ‘s partner NetwellCASALA are among the nominees for the EU Innovation Radar Prize, a competition launched by the European Commission to identify Europe’s top future innovators and their innovations.
NetwellCASALA is a Research Centre for Ageing based in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), leading both national and international research and innovation to enhance and empower longer living in smarter places. They are one of 12 partners on the ground-breaking ProACT Horizon 2020 project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by John Dinsmore at Trinity College Dublin, a core partner of EIT Health.
Only ten EU funded projects have been shortlisted for a prestigious Innovation Radar Award this year within the Technology for Society category. These projects are all considered to offer outstanding innovation for research.
The innovation which has been recognised by the awards body is the SIMS [Subject Information Management System] platform which was developed by NetwellCASALA and is currently being used as an integral part of the ProACT system. The SIMS platform was designed in-house by Dr. Julie Doyle, Senior Researcher at NetwellCASALA and Shane Gavin Senior Software Developer. ProACT when complete will be the first cloud-based, digital solution of its kind in Ireland and Europe to specifically support home based integrated care and self-management for older adults with multiple chronic health conditions.
“We are really delighted by this nomination” said Rodd Bond, Director of NetwellCASALA “ProACT is a game changing project, demonstrating how older people with multiple chronic conditions, with the support of their care network, can better manage their health and wellbeing from home. It is a fantastic project to be involved in and it is wonderful that the SIMS platform, which we developed here in Dundalk, is seen as one of Europe’s highest potential innovations in EU funded research and innovation projects” he added.
The shortlisted projects will be voted on over the next two weeks and the winner will be announced in mid-October. Please get behind this outstanding EU funded innovation and take a minute to vote for NetwellCASALA by either scanning this barcode which will take you to the on-line voting icon or by going to NetwellCASALA page on the European Commission website, where you can also vote.
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