Project name: Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology
ID code: 813196
Website: www.dementiadistinct.com
Supported by: European Union, Horizon 2020
Programme: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
Project duration: 05/2019 – 04/2023
Budget: Total budget: 3 998 048 €
EU support: 3 998 048 €
Support for CIIRC CTU: 234 871 €
Principal  investigator at CIIRC: prof. Olga Štěpánková
Project Coordinator: The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Project Partners: Stichting VUMC, The Netherlands
University Maastricht, The Netherlands
Vrije University Brussel, Belgium
I Mas D Y Empleo Serviconsulting SL, Spain
University College London, United Kingdom
Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen EV, Germany
National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Czech Technical University in Prague
University of Bremen, Germany


DISTINCT project is devoted to development of a premier quality multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and intersectorial education and training research framework aimed at improving technology and care for people with dementia and their carers. The unique collaborative partnership DISTINCT led by University of Nottingham comprises 9 world leading research organisations mostly dedicated to health and social care, 9 collaborative partners who include e.g. Alzheimer Europe and some SMEs. The DISTINCT early stage researchers (ESRs) are expected to study how technology can improve the lives of people with dementia. CTU is responsible for education of one of DISTINCT ESTs and will host an ESR from one of the partner institutions for several months.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 813196.