Innovage built on the expert research team at the centre of the Futurage project, which created A Road Map for European Ageing Research. In total nine partners from seven different countries made up the consortium, each bringing different disciplinary interests and expertise in ageing research.
The University of Sheffield, Department of Sociological Studies (USFD)
The University of Sheffield: School of Health and Related Research (USFD – ScHARR)
Lunds Universitet (ULUND)
Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (UHEI)
Newcastle University (UNEW)
National Institute of Health and Science on Aging (INRCA)
Age Platform Europe (AGE)
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU)
Latvian Council of Science (LCS)
All partners shared the following principles:
A shared commitment to science applied to the improvement of human wellbeing.
Ageing research requires a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Europe is not presently maximising its considerable resources and not currently improving wellbeing and quality of life as rapidly as possible.
A new vision of ageing is required which emphasises the positive potential of older people.
The great potential for social innovation in this field has not been sufficiently exploited.