JADE European Union Project

Bilmed has been a partner of JADE project as a member of Turkish Regional Research Driven Clusters (RDC) The JADE consortium combines geographical and disciplinary diversity with the integration among research bodies, local authorities and companies and it includes 5 regional RDC from Italy, France, United Kingdom, Finland and Turkey. Sabancı University leading the Project, TUBITAK, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Provincial Health Directorate, Bilmed and 5 other institutions from different sectors are members of Turkish RDC. The JADE project objective is summarized in its newsletter dated April 2012 as : “The JADE project (Joining innovative Approaches for the integration and Development of transnational knowledge cluster policies related to independent living of Elderly) is driven by the need to manage more effectively the increasing burden of elderly people in the EU who have chronic diseases. In particular the JADE project focuses on the use of different kinds of eHealth applications to support a healthy ageing population, with a special attention for chronic disease management and prevention. The aim is to promote well-being in the elderly and save resources at a time when health and social care budgets are stretched.” The total budget of 2.6 million Euro project was started in 2011 and lasted for 3 years.