SIRENE National Events

The SIRENE national events have successfully brought together our stakeholders to exchange opinions, discuss, and gain inspiration from the Social Innovation Framework developed within the project. To date, we have organised eight national events in Spain, Portugal (two), Serbia, Italy and the Netherlands (three) gathering over 380 participants from diverse sectors, including health and social care, policy and funding, housing, and community interventions.

First SIRENE Ecosystems Workshop

1st Ecosystems Workshop

The 1st SIRENE Ecosystems Workshop, held on 11th of January 2024, focused on introducing these support measures provided by the SIRENE consortium to our ecosystem of stakeholders.

Event announcement: How to build SHAFE environments? – Joint webinar by SIRENE & Urbanage projects

SIRENE is teaming up with Urbanage project and holding a webinar on how to build smart healthy age-friendly environments! The SIRENE project aims to support the growth of social innovation ecosystems delivering eco-friendly and sustainable community-based services for SHAFE (Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments) implementation in Europe. URBANAGE project has been exploring the last three years how […]

Findings from the Ecosystems Engagement Survey

Ecosystem Survey visual

Last summer, ECHAlliance and Tecnalia launched the Ecosystems Engagement Survey aimed at equipping the SIRENE consortium with a deeper understanding of experts’ involvement in various ecosystems.
Specifically, the survey was designed to comprehend the levels of engagement, involvement, and visionary perspectives of experts regarding the future evolution and enhancement of these ecosystems.
Launched on June 9, 2023, through the dedicated SIRENE platform, the survey was actively promoted across the project’s social media channels, ensuring a broad spectrum of expert participation.

Exploring Synergies for a Brighter Future: SIRENE and DigitalHealthUptake Join Forces

SIRENE and DigitalHealthUptake synergies

SIRENE and DHU have recently met to explore synergies in their shared commitment to digital health solutions and social well-being in Europe. This meeting marks the beginning of their collaborative efforts, which will include mutual promotion and co-authored articles. With their combined expertise, they are prepared to address the challenges of the digital age. Stay tuned for further updates on this partnership.

Unlocking New Horizons in Social Innovation: A Conversation with Carina Dantas on ECHAlliance Podcast

ECHAlliance podcast

In a recent ECHAlliance podcast episode, Carina Dantas, CEO of SHINE2Europe and coordinator of the SIRENE project, engages in a captivating dialogue with Federica Porcu, Innovation Manager at ECHAlliance. This illuminating conversation explores the collaborative efforts of SIRENE and the INTEGER project in bridging innovation gaps across European regions. Together, they authored a compelling publication, “Towards the Social Innovation Lighthouse: European Ecosystems Addressing the Innovation Divide,” which delves into the strategies and initiatives for fostering social innovation. Discover the insights shared in this podcast by visiting the link to the full episode.

Third SIRENE Expert Hub Workshop: Exploring Ecosystems, Finance, and Funding in Social Innovation

Third SIRENE Expert Hub workshop

The third SIRENE Expert Hub Workshop united experts across various fields to explore social innovation, healthy aging, and independent living. With a focus on ecosystem dynamics, finance, and funding, the workshop delved into emerging trends and challenges in Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) in Europe. Professionals from diverse backgrounds discussed key priorities and shared insights for future initiatives.

SIRENE Science Café: Exploring Social Innovation for Sustainable Environments

Experience the captivating insights of the 1st SIRENE Science Café! We invite you to watch the recorded video of this remarkable event, where we delved into the world of social innovation and its profound impact on Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) in Europe. The SIRENE project, dedicated to fostering eco-friendly and sustainable community-based services, combines […]

European Commission Launches New Innovation Initiatives, Advancing the New European Innovation Agenda

One year after the adoption of the New European Innovation Agenda, the European Commission is making significant progress in positioning Europe as a leader in deep tech innovation and start-ups. At a conference on deep tech entrepreneurship in Stockholm, Sweden, Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager highlighted the achievements and future plans outlined in the Agenda. The delivery of 25 actions is well underway, with nine already implemented and 16 ongoing, including initiatives such as the Regional Innovation Valleys and the EIC Scale Up 100 program. The collective effort of Member States and countries associated with Horizon Europe is driving this innovation agenda, with a strong focus on funding for deep tech scale-ups and talent development.

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