SHAPES Project

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 Written by  Published in SHAPES
SHAPES Project

The Challenge

While the European population is ageing, life expectancy is increasing. European Union citizens can remain productive and active far beyond the standard age of retirement. Sustaining longer and healthy lives requires solutions that prevent or minimise risks of injury, frailty, and long-term chronic diseases.

The Solution

SHAPES – Smart and Health Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive Systems is an Innovation Action funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme involving a total of 14 European countries. It aims at creating an integrated technological platform that will bring together a wide range of digital solutions, focused on improving the health, wellbeing, and independence of people as they get older. This interoperable platform will offer a network of large-scale interconnected digital products and services, that will empower older adults, families and caregivers, to solve real and meaningful problems. These solutions are intended for older adults facing a temporary or permanent reduction of functionality and capabilities, whether physical or psychological, but also to help those who are healthy to maintain their health and well-being for as long as possible.

Our Values

  • Community: Our solutions are focused on keeping those in the later years of their lives in their communities and homes.
  • Innovation: Our researchers and subject matter experts are focused on exploring cutting-edge methods and technology to achieve our core mission.
  • Collaboration: SHAPES works across multiple industries and institutions. Made up of 36 partners across 14 countries, we’ve ensured diversity of input throughout each phase of our projects.


Our consortium of multi-disciplinary partners spans across the European continent. Take a look at who’s involved and how they’re applying their expertise and solutions for smarter and healthier ageing.

See our partners in detail here:

Project ID

Funding: This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 857159.

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