The STAGE Project

Finding ways to help people stay healthy through ageing  

An increasingly ageing society 

By 2050, the population aged 75 years and over is expected to double in almost all European regions. This demographic presents both personal and societal challenges that require integrated and agile solutions. A person’s opportunity to ‘stay healthy through ageing’ is dependent on many factors including people’s diverse living environments, social stressors, and the biology of ageing.  

To address the gaps in scientific evidence and the multiple ethical, societal, and structural barriers which exist, a new European research project studying healthy ageing has launched this month. Led by the University of Oulu in Finland, the consortium’s research will use data spanning the entire life course to explore how a person ages with multi-morbidity, which means having two or more long-term health conditions, and how it could be prevented. Beta is playing a crucial role in this project, supporting the consortium to communicate, disseminate and exploit the anticipated results. 

Project Solutions and Impacts 

The project team advocates that healthy ageing promotion should begin as early as possible and/or be actively corrected by personalised prevention. Solutions will focus on person-centred health and care services that focus on specific periods of life and are needs-based. These solutions – to detect, prevent and reduce the risk of ageing with multi-morbidity – will be co-designed with citizens, patients, healthcare providers, and policymakers, and include:  

  • Generating models and AI-assisted, age-friendly tools 
  • Running cohort-based clinical studies  
  • Developing a Europe-wide digital, interactive, healthy ageing atlas to inform policymaking and strategic urban development for age-friendly neighbourhoods. 

European Research Collaboration 

This highly ambitious project includes 22 partners, from research institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises, and an NGO, across 11 countries. The consortium has received a total grant of €17.7m from the EU’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme and is additionally supported by €2.2m from UKRI.  

STAGE

We’re thrilled to be part of this important research project focused on both the personal and societal challenges of ageing and to be collaborating with new and existing partners across Europe. We bring to the table Beta’s significant expertise  to maximise the project’s impact.

Jayne Evans, Director

You can follow the project’s social media channels @STAGEProjectEU on X and The STAGE Project on LinkedIn or visit the project website to find out more.

The STAGE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement number 101137146. UK participants are supported by UKRI grant numbers 10112787 (Beta Technology), 10099041 (University of Bristol) and 10109957 (Imperial College London).