SPREAD – Sustainable and Personalized Advances in Dementia Care
The mission of the SPREAD consortium is to improve the quality of life of people with dementia, their informal caregivers and healthcare professionals. The aim is for a need-driven approach in which both existing and new psychosocial and technological innovations are deployed in a timely, effective, and sustainable way in all phases of living with dementia.
The SPREAD+ consortium partners strive for a needs-driven approach in which both existing and new psychosocial and technological innovations are deployed in a timely, effective and sustainable manner in all phases or the dementia process.
SPREAD+ therefore has the following three overarching objectives:
- Matching, preparing, (further) developing, harmoniously evaluating and
implement promising personalized interventions for the right person, at the right time
- Use advanced expertise, new methodologies, and tools to:
- Optimize the deployment of technology solutions to improve personalization
- Achieve inclusiveness from an intersectionality perspective
- Facilitate collaborative learning and implementation
- Setting up a sustainable infrastructure to achieve the above goals and to guarantee the long-term integration of the results, partly based on the involvement of people with dementia, their primary carers, and healthcare professionals.
The SPREAD consortium is now working on a broad inventory of the needs of people with dementia, their loved ones, and caregivers. In the second part, Health Holland offers the possibility of additional funding for R&D projects to develop social technological innovations.
It concerns technological innovations that can be used early, effectively, and sustainably during the dementia process in all phases of dementia. This also includes innovations to improve the well-being of people with dementia, lifestyle, and health, support for informal carers, or the use of domotics for safety in the living environment.
During the expert session that took place on 08.03.2023, companies could indicate whether they wanted to participate in the consortium. Companies that have indicated that they want to participate in the consortium have been asked to provide a short description of their value proposition to JAIN.
JAIN will help these companies to come up with a complete product development proposal, that will be submitted to the Board of the SPREAD consortium.
The SPREAD consortium ultimately decides which project(s) are most likely to be submitted. The project proposal must be submitted to Health Holland before April 30, 2023. JAIN will supervise the preparation of the relevant project plan and ensure timely submission.
In the product development proposals, which must be submitted before 13.03.2023, it must be explained:
- A short description of your product that you would like to develop or improve, including how it contributes to the quality of life of people with dementia and their loved ones, informal carers, and healthcare professionals.
- Which competencies do you have yourself and which additional competencies do you need to develop the product.
- How many man-hours do you want to spend developing the product yourself
- The estimated lead time of your product development
- An estimated total budget for the product development project
Registration of companies
Companies to JAIN
13-3-23 to 21-03-23
Support in finalizing the forwarded proposals
Companies and JAIN
(1) Announcement of which projects can be realized and (2) advice on matching SPREAD knowledge partners
21-03-23 to 21-04-23
Elaboration proposals, business case, budget
Companies, JAIN, SPREAD
21-04-23 to 30-04-23
Internal check for completeness
DEADLINE forward project proposal Health Holland
SPREAD / JAIN
External check criteria and assessment of referees
In addition to the partners of the SPREAD consortium, Alzheimer Nederland, Vilans and the ECDT are also involved in the preparation of the JAIN SPREAD+ expert session.