Danish - Catalan collaboration focusing at technology based dementia care.

Category : Internationalisation
Lead : Welfare Tech and Mental Health Cluster

DEMtech (Technology-Based Dementia Care) is a Danish Catalonian collaboration between Welfare Tech and the Catalonian cluster Mental Health Cluster. The main objective of the project is to support the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) through knowledge sharing about the Catalonian market, matchmaking and collaboration/innovation projects.

The ageing population is the main driver of a projected increase in people suffering from dementia, from the current 25% of the elderly population to over 33% over the next decade. In actual numbers people suffering from dementia worldwide was estimated at 47 million in 2015, reaching 76 million in 2030 and 135 million in 2050, considering the general ageing of the population and the increased incident of dementia.

To secure social sustainability and to keep healthcare expenses under control there is an urgent need to develop strategies that allow people suffering from dementia to live included in society and self-empowered for as long as possible. Likewise, to provide care facilities and practices that encompass the specific needs people suffering from dementia have. An important strategy to achieve this goal is by introducing care-technologies that are designed to meet the specific needs of people suffering from dementia.

DEMtech will bridge the healthcare Innovation within dementia care that is taking place in the northern part of Europe with healthcare innovation taking place in the southern part. The aim is to establish a Danish-Catalonian cooperation on the development of new value chains within technology-based dementia care.

The project will allow the members of Welfare Tech to gain a better understanding of the Catalan healthcare market and identify strategic partners.

Become a part of the network

Companies and organisations wishing to get involved in the DEMtech activities can join as network partners. Contact Senior Consultant Karen Lindegaard, Welfare Tech, T. +45 2461 1931,, to know more.

Partners in DEMtech

DEMtech is supported by the Baltic Sea Region - Innovation Express. Project period: 01.01.2018 - 30.06.2019.



Karen Lindegaard

Senior Consultant

Welfare Tech

International cooperation, Cluster development, Business development

T: +45 2461 1931


Skype id : karen.santos.lindegaard

Supported by

Welfare Tech is​ co-financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and The European Regional Development Fund.

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