The Ageing Brain Summer School (ABSS) is organized by the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in collaboration with the Universities of Ghent, Leuven, Uppsala, Newcastle upon Tyne, Copenhagen and Lisbon. Industrial partners include Siemens, Barco and Achmea. In addition to the aforementioned academic and industrial partners in EIT Health, we will involve additional project partners including industrial partners (FrieslandCampina and local SMEs), patient organizations (Vlaamse Epilepsie Liga) and the Healthy Ageing Campus Netherlands (a collaboration between UMCG and 60 local SMEs).
Planning and organization of the ABSS is performed by a local student committee in a students for students approach, under supervision and responsibility of an EIT Health Supervisory Board ABSS. The school will be chaired by two senior researchers at UMCG (Maurits and Laman) and will take place in the city of Gronlngen.
The partners cover three CLCs and the lnnostars region, allowing the students to learn about socioeconomic differences and their impact on health, well-being and technological Innovations. Speakers from Portugal are specifically invited to shed their light on these challenges and create awareness of differences between EU countries.