DISTINCT: Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology

Project Details


The main aim of DISTINCT will develop a premier quality multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and intersectorial education and training research framework for Europe aimed at improving technology and care for people with dementia and their carers, and to use coherent themes an.d interrelated ESRs within DISTINCT to provide the evidence to show how technology can improve the lives of people with dementia. The unique collaborative partnership DISTINCT comprises 9 world leading research organisations plus IDES an SME for technology, research and care, with 9 collaborative partners who include Alzheimer Europe, the leading non-academic sector organisation representing people with dementia and carers within Europe, Alzheimer’s Disease International, the global voice on dementia representing an international federation of Alzheimer’s associations, the World OT Federation, other major universities and 2 other SMEs.

The consortium is the ideal team to offer interdisciplinary, intersectorial, and international perspectives with 8 countries, 3 international organisations, key sectors and the right range of disciplines. The academic and non-academic partners within DISTINCT will be closely involved with INTERDEM, a well-established, interdisciplinary European collaborative research network of 180 leading academics and researchers in 20 European countries with an aim to improve early detection and timely and quality psychosocial interventions in dementia

Funding Acknowledgement(s)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 823196
Short title or EU acronymDISTINCT
Effective start/end date1/05/1930/04/23


  • European Commission


  • Dementia

Flemish discipline codes 2018-2023

  • Biopharmaceutics


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