The Competence Centre on Active and Healthy Ageing of the University of Porto - Porto4Ageing - is a multidisciplinary workgroup in the areas of ageing, digital health, entrepreneurship and innovation, based in the University of Porto. It promotes networking activities (building and managing national and international collaborative networks), research and development (designing and implementing R&D projects), training and capacitation of the population (such as students, healthcare professionals, caregivers, patients), and validation and scaling of innovative solutions.
How we got here
In 2012, the University of Porto, together with local, regional and national institutions, integrated the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIPonAHA). In 2016, this network became a 2-star reference site and formalized the consortium Porto4Ageing. In 2019, Porto4Ageing was already a network of over 90 partners and was updated as a 4-star reference site (the highest reference site category).EIPonAHA), em conjunto com várias instituições locais, regionais e nacionais. Nesta rede, em 2016, tornou-se um reference site de 2 estrelas e formalizou o consórcio Porto4Ageing. Em 2019, o Porto4Ageing era já uma rede de cerca de 90 parceiros, tendo sido atualizado como um reference site de 4 estrelas (a mais alta categoria de reference sites).
Since then, Porto4Ageing has participated in several European projects on active and healthy ageing and developed various technological platforms in the field of ageing and health, reinforcing the network of national and international partners of the University of Porto, organized dozens of events and activities and promoted several initiatives in health innovation.
Since 2018, it is part of the European Innovation and Technology Institute (EIT) as an EIT Health Innostars hub.
In 2021, Porto4Ageing consortium participated in founding the Portuguese Network on Active and Healthy Ageing - Repensa.
Promote quality of life and
well being for the population
Develop the regional innovation ecosystem for improved quality of life, healthcare system sustainability and economic growth.