Novel Methods Improving Production Innovation Potential with Examples of Senior care-related Solutions




Interreg Europe


1 May 2023
30 April 2027

NOTRE supports the improvement of each partner’s regional new product development policies, based on the example of innovations related to the care of the elderly. NOTRE also develops testing infrastructures for product validity and relevance.


Scope and objectives

Concept of the project:

  • In each partner country (Hungary, Finland, France, Spain, Romania, Italy and Ireland) there is a policy instrument which aims to support highly digitalized new product and service development for SMEs. Within the framework of NOTRE, partners dedicate their efforts to support new product development policy improvement, based on the example of senior care-related innovation, applying a test infrastructure for product validity and relevance.
  • Following the exchange of experience, participating regions and countries dedicate their efforts to innovate their respective new product/new service instrument with components referring to the test and validation environment or any additional input gained during the learning phase.
  • Partners commit to apply a strategy for building highly digitalized test and demonstration infrastructures, targeting new products and services launched for seniors.



  • Improving policy instruments targeting ‘healthy ageing related innovation’ is the overall goal of the project;
  • to contribute to exchange of experience and knowledge in setting up and operating test and experimentation environment for seniors’ product and service development;
  • to create a network of internationally connected test facilities and households enabling unique, international product validation environment for SMEs and;
  • to develop new policy instruments or improve existing ones helping SMEs with more successful new product launches.



Lead partner:
Pannon Business Network Association – Hungary


Project partners:
Ministry of Finance – Hungary
SeAMK – Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences – Finland
Eurasanté – France
Hauts-de-France Region – France
San Sebastian Socio-Economic Development Agency – Spain
North-West Regional Development Agency – Romania
CNA Emilia-Romagna – Italy


Associated partners
Regione Emilia-Romagna – Italy
Regional Council of South-Ostrobothnia – Finland
ECHAlliance – Ireland


With the support of the European Regional Development Fund (Interreg Europe Programme)

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