Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Translation, Innovation & Technology Transfer in Ageing Network

Scotland is participating in a new European innovation project which aims to establish an active and healthy ageing network of knowledge exchange with seven European partners.

The four-year TITTAN project (Translation, Innovation & Technology Transfer in Ageing Network), is aimed at fostering health innovation and technology transfer.

Active and Healthy Ageing is a common challenge through Europe. The project will share good practices between the partners to promote three different action lines:

  • Innovation from industry to health services;
  • Transfer of technology from the health service to patients;
  • Enabling citizens to be more active in the management of their own health and care by promoting healthy lifestyles, processes and innovative technologies.

TITTAN is divided into two phases. The first 30-month phase focuses on the exchange of good practices between the members of the partnership, and the design of an action plan per partner. The second 24-month phase will focus on the implementation of these action plans designed by the partners.

Each region is currently working on the development of a Regional Assessment Plan which will be the base for exchange of best practices between the areas.   This work will inform a series of workshops and also the development of each regions Action Plans.


Under the coordination of ACIS (Health Knowledge Agency from Galicia in Spain), six organisations are involved:

  • Basque Biomedical Research Foundation (BIOEF from Basque Country in Spain)
  • Biomedical Research Regional Foundation (FRRB from Lombardy in Italy)
  • Healthy Saxony, (HS from Saxony in Germany)
  • Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI from Scotland in United Kingdom)
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship Marshal Office (LSVMO from Lower Silesia in Poland)
  • The Technology Office of the city of Amsterdam (CAM from Amsterdam in the Netherlands)


As part of the collaboration with the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) the following organisations are involved in the project at a regional level:

  • NHS24 Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare – SCTT looks at funding and leading the development of new sectors, evaluating the impact of telehealth and telecare on service re-design and support knowledge transfer and learning.
  • Scottish Government – Health Innovation Partnership – The team focuses on finding innovative solutions to the challenges faced within health, care and support, and will set out the expanding agenda for health and innovation in Scotland and will use what we learn from TITTAN to support this.   The Scottish Government is the managing authority for the policy instrument which is addressed by this Project.
  • The ALLIANCE – The Health and Social Alliance of Scotland – brings together voluntary and 3rd sector organisations for the improvement of care, treatment and management.
  • NHS National Services Scotland – The centre for procurement expertise for health which aims to increase savings and maximize health impact whilst improving supply chain effectiveness and procurement capacity through the development of integrated systems linking healthboards and patient activity.
  • Scottish Enterprise – Aims to inspire companies to innovation by encouraging an innovative approach to products and services and boost economic development

For further information, please contact NHS 24 European Engagement Manager, Acting, Donna Henderson

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