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Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology

Project name:Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology
ID code:813196
Supported by:European Union, Horizon 2020
Project duration:05/2019 – 04/2023
Budget:Total budget: 3 998 048 €
EU support: 3 998 048 €
Support for CIIRC CTU: 234 871 €
Principal  investigator at CIIRC:prof. Olga Štěpánková
Project Coordinator:The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Project Partners:Stichting VUMC, The Netherlands
University Maastricht, The Netherlands
Vrije University Brussel, Belgium
I Mas D Y Empleo Serviconsulting SL, Spain
University College London, United Kingdom
Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen EV, Germany
National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Czech Technical University in Prague
University of Bremen, Germany

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions – Innovative Training Network (under grant agreement no. 813196)

Project Description

DISTINCT: “Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology” supports fifteen Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) across Europe, who are carrying out research projects aiming to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers through technology.

DISTINCT project is devoted to development of a premier quality multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and intersectorial education and training research framework for Europe, aimed at improving technology and care for people with dementia and their carers. The unique academic and non-academic collaborative partnership DISTINCT led by University of Nottingham comprises 13 world leading research organisations across 8 European countries, mostly dedicated to health and social care, 9 collaborative partners who include e.g. Alzheimer Europe, Alzheimer Disease International, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and 3 small or medium-sized enterprises for technology and dementia care.

The DISTINCT early stage researchers (ESRs) are expected to study how technology can improve the lives of people with dementia. CTU is responsible for education of one of DISTINCT ESRs and will host an ESR from one of the partner institutions for several months.

Many members of the DISTINCT team are the established researchers in the INTERDEM, an interdisciplinary European collaborative research network of 180 leading academics working to improve early detection and timely and quality psychosocial interventions in dementia.

DISTINCT is funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (MSC-ITN) under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

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