The number of elderly (aged 65 and above) will almost double, rising from 85 million in 2008 to 151 million in 2060 in the EU. One of the greatest social hurdles the EU will face in the next few years is population ageing. As the World Health Organization highlights, the vulnerability to which elderly people are exposed will increase if age-related conditions are coupled with intellectual disabilities.
Thanks to the progress made in the field of medical research, people with disabilities have now the tools to live longer. The expectancy of life of adults with intellectual disabilities (AAWID) is reaching to adults with no disabilities. Since national health and social service provision in the EU is not always adequate to respond to AAWID’s specific needs as they age, the TRIADE 2.0 project aims at promoting and enhancing the social inclusion of a new target group within society: ageing adults with intellectual disabilities (AAWID).
To tackle the oncoming challenges of AAWID, the partnership commits itself to develop specific training contents adapted to their learning potential in order to improve the interpersonal skills and knowledge about healthy ageing of 150 AAWID and the knowledge and competences about ageing and disability of 40 educators. The project is thus expected to deliver three intellectual outputs: a training toolkit for educators of AAWID, an IT training platform (MNAM) specific for AAWID and pilot training courses for 40 educators and 150 AAWID to support the training process.
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Today’s rich digital information environment is characterized by the multitude of data sources providing information that has not yet reached its full potential in eHealth. CrowdHEALTH will introduce a new paradigm of Holistic Health Records (HHRs) that include all health determinants. HHRs will be transformed into Social HHRs communities capturing the clinical, social and human context of the population segmentation and as a result the collective knowledge for different factors depending on the communities formulation criteria (e.g. demographics, diseases, lifestyle choices, nutrition, etc).
CrowdHEALTH will deliver a secure integrated ICT platform that seamlessly integrates big data technologies across the complete data path, providing of Data as a Service (DaaS) to the health ecosystem stakeholders. CrowdHEALTH will develop policy modeling techniques to facilitate the inclusion of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in policies and the correlation of these KPIs both with all health determinants captured in HHRs and with information from other domains towards a “health in all policies” approach.
Creation and co-creation (cross-domain) of policies will be feasible through a rich toolkit, which will be provided on top of the DaaS, incorporating mechanisms for causal and risk analysis, as well as for compilation of predictions. Through the toolkit, multi-modal targeted policies addressing various time scales (long- / short- term), locations (area, regional, national, international), populations, and evolving risks will be realized.
CrowdHEALTH will facilitate policies evaluation (on complete policy and per-KPI levels) and optimization through adaptive and incremental visualizations of simulations and outcomes of evidence based analysis of prevention strategies. CrowdHEALTH will collect data and will be validated through 5 pilots addressing different environments (care centers, social networks, public environments, living labs, diseases monitoring).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727560.


In order to respond to our health care systems challenges, many innovative eHealth solutions have already been developed and many health care providers have invested in innovation. However, it often turns out that the solutions are not being implemented or are only partly used, hence the full potential of innovation is not exploited.
Common reasons for this are the lack of sufficient collaboration with the health and social care professionals during the solutions’ development phase, scarce overall digital competences and specific eHealth literacy within the staff, barriers to changing organisational practices, implementation of pathways and models of working that enable smart solutions to be deployed.
Research results point out that one of the areas to focus on to succeed in applying and implementing eHealth solutions is the development of digital skills and innovation readiness of the health and social care professionals and decrease resistance to change. The health workforce needs to have adequate instruments, capabilities and knowledge to face this rapidly evolving scenario, thus being fully aware and prepared to take advantage from the possibilities offered by the digital transformation in health and care.
The Erasmus+ DISH project, launched in November 2018, will address this key challenge by establishing triple helix partnerships, consisting of health and social care providers, educational institutions and enterprise representatives in 6 European countries: Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Poland.
DISH is aimed at strengthening the innovation readiness and digital skills of health and social care staff regarding development, use and implementation of digital solutions in their everyday practice. The DISH project will equip the health and social care workforce with relevant knowledge and competencies as well as enabling them to use and implement eHealth solutions supported by national digitalisation strategies.
The objective of the DISH project is, therefore, to look into the present and future skills’ needs and develop, test and present different concepts, which will support health and care staff to better cope with the digital transformation of the health and social care sector. Through work-based learning and training in a secure environment, the health and social care staff will replicate day-to-day situations where the use of eHealth is involved. The project therefore will deliver hands on education, in the form of on-the-job training, and provide the skills that the labor market demands from the staff. The project will use the concept of simulation in order to create a secure environment for learning.

DISH is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Key Action 2 Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Sector Skills Alliances


InAdvance project proposes a new model of palliative care based on early integration and personalised pathways addressed specifically to older people with complex chronic conditions.
The resulting interventions from InAdvance must be sustainable over time and replicable in different cultural contexts and in different healthcare paths. At the same time the project aims to address the major European concern in reducing the socio-economic impact of chronic diseases.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825750.


The DESTINY project aims to realize a functional, green and energy saving, scalable and replicable solution, employing microwave energy for continuous raw material treatments. The target is to develop and demonstrate a new concept of heating systems for granular feedstock to realize material transformation using microwave as an alternative energy source and complement to the existing conventional production. The DESTINY system is conceived as cellular kilns in a mobile modular plant, with significant advantages in terms of resource and energy efficiency, flexibility, replicability, scalability and a reduced environmental footprint.

The effect of the DESTINY solutions in relation to stability, process efficiency and characteristics of raw materials, intermediate/sub/final products will be investigated to improve performance of the industrial processes within 3 different sectors (Cement, Ceramics and Steel). New heating technologies, monitoring systems and numerical simulation tools will be used to drive the design and to excel in the outcome.

KERABEN GRUPO coordinates the DESTINY consortium, which is formed by 14 experienced partners with proved capability to develop and achieve the objectives of the project covering a wide geographical representation from 9 European countries of the best research organizations, technology & service provider, and industrial end users. The consortium is composed of the following entities: CEMEX RESEARCH GROUP AG, AL-FARBEN, S.A., CHUMILLAS TECHNOLOGY, S.L., INNCEINNMAT, S.L., Laboratory of Heterogeneous Mixtures & Combustion Systems of NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE, Research Institute ITACA (DIMAS) of UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA, VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH, K1-MET GmbH, DK RECYCLING UND ROHEISEN GMBH, Belgisch laboratorium van de elektriciteitsindustrie / ENGIE-LABORELEC, Instituto Superior Técnico / UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA and CIAOTECH S.R.L. – PNO ES.

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GHG emissions reduction policies to mitigate the alarming climate change can impact carbon-intensive industrial sectors, leading to loss of employment and competitiveness. Current multistage CCU technologies using renewable electricity to yield fuels suffer from low energy efficiency and require large CAPEX. eCOCO2 combines smart molecular catalysis and process intensification to bring out a novel efficient, flexible and scalable CCU technology.

The project aims to set up a CO2 conversion process using renewable electricity and water steam to directly produce synthetic jet fuels with balanced hydrocarbon distribution (paraffin, olefins and aromatics) to meet the stringent specifications in aviation.

The CO2 converter consists of a tailor-made multifunctional catalyst integrated in a co-ionic electrochemical cell that enables to in-situ realise electrolysis and water removal from hydrocarbon synthesis reaction. This intensified process can lead to breakthrough product yield and efficiency for chemical energy storage from electricity, specifically CO2 per-pass conversion > 85%, energy efficiency > 85% and net specific demand < 6 MWh/t CO2. In addition, the process is compact, modular –quickly scalable- and flexible, thus, process operation and economics can be adjusted to renewable energy fluctuations. As a result, this technology will enable to store more energy per processed CO2 molecule and therefore to reduce GHG emissions per jet fuel tone produced from electricity at a substantial higher level.

eCOCO2 aims to demonstrate the technology (TRL-5) by producing > 250 g of jet fuel per day in an existing modular prototype rig that integrates 18 tubular intensified electrochemical reactors. Studies on societal perception and acceptance will be carried out across several European regions.

The consortium counts on academic partners with the highest world-wide excellence and exceptional industrial partners with three major actors in the most CO2-emmiting sectors.

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This project has received European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding under grant agreement Nº 838077.


The conservation of Valencia’s cultural heritage must be a priority that guarantees its legacy to future generations and, at the same time, be the driving force behind a historical identity that can be brought as close as possible to the citizen. The economic factor limits these opposing aspects that this project aims to reduce through preventive conservation techniques supported by the latest advances in information technology (ICT).

The cultural heritage is especially influenced by the environment that surrounds it, in terms of stress produced by physical agents such as humidity, temperature, solar radiation; by chemical agents such as carbon dioxide (CO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2), ozone (03), salts, etc., and by the human factor in photographs, vandalism, etc. that create conditions that are detrimental to its conservation. The continuous monitoring and control of the conditions that define the microclimate to which the works of art are exposed is the basis of preventive conservation, since it allows the application of corrections that prevent deterioration. Likewise, the control of human activity can minimize other more specific aspects.

Furthermore, the important evolution of ICT technologies in the fields of the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing can open up new perspectives in terms of the acquisition/action on the work of art in a wireless way and its ease of processing decoupled in the cloud.

Through the application of IoT and cloud computing, this project aims to achieve the following objectives: drastic reduction of the economic requirements of monitoring facilities, reduction of the impact on the worksite, significant improvement in flexibility and simplicity of operation, ease of exploitation of information by the scientific community and the authorities responsible for prevention.


In recent years there has been growing interest in the development of devices and software packages that allow museum decision-makers to manage the environmental conditions in collections and estimate the evolution of degradation of objects. A system able to monitor the environmental conditions but also to provide warnings and recommendations about failure boundaries would optimize conservation actions and strategies thus ensuring proper conservation of the collections in the long term.

CollectionCare project aims to develop an innovative and affordable decision support system for the preventive conservation of cultural objects in small and medium-sized museums by combining research and technological advances in monitoring systems (sensor nodes), wireless communications, cloud computing, big data, and material degradation models.

Validation and demonstration activities for the CollectionCare system will be carried out in six different European museums. To this end, communication efforts will be developed to promote the importance and applicability of these technologies in the conservation of cultural objects. All this in order to increase citizens’ awareness of the importance of preventive approaches for the conservation of the European cultural heritage.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 814624.