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AGE-NT (A network for science and society innovative - application-oriented - sustainable)

Proactively tackling social challenges due to the age structure change and contributing to the design of socially compatible and sustainable solutions for the quality of life of people in the third and fourth ages: these are the goals of the national innovation network AGE-NT.

In close cooperation with the business community, coordinated measures are also being developed to prepare for the old age phase (already from around 45).

In AGE-NT, Swiss colleges and universities cooperate with the stakeholders themselves, with the involvement of important social actors from politics and business, and thus develop sustainable structures for dealing with demographic change. With this concerted approach, Switzerland can profile itself internationally and initiate relevant developments in the age range over the next few years. In terms of method, AGE-NT is characterized by the explicit participatory involvement of seniors, their relatives and other reference groups. The transfer of knowledge and scientific progress are guaranteed by doctoral programs, anchoring in teaching and further education, public specialist conferences and other events.

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