Aim, mission and vision
HANNN has the following aim: to achieve innovations and fundamental breakthroughs that will entail structural improvements in the conditions for healthy ageing, and so stimulate economic activities in the region. HANNN functions as an umbrella organisation. It offers an overall perspective to individual initiatives, places them into a Northern Netherlands strategy ans provides a supra-regional platform.
In 2020 the Northern Netherlands will belong to the top of the European regions regarding the expertise in the field of healthy ageing, and will be the (inter)national testbed for development of research, education and training, and business activities related to healthy ageing.
HANNN's social focus is improving the quality of life. Billions of Euros can be saved. It is therefore of great social value. It also will have a positive influence on the labour market: people not only continue to work longer, but there is also less absence due to illness and improved productivity. This effect will boost the competitive strength of the Northern Netherlands.