Conference Program

This three-day international conference will discuss the integral perspective on the state-of-the-art of smart healthy living by means of empathic architecture. We will build a bridge between science and daily practice. We offer an inspiring program, interesting for both academics and guest from daily practice.

In the first two days, we focus on the international scientific perspective, with keynotes, paper and poster presentations, workshops, and panel discussion. The third conference day will focus on the collaboration between science, daily practice, and policy regarding smart healthy living. These three days will be held on site in the MECC in Maastricht.

Additionally, we organize one online/hybrid conference day (May 16th), with a scientific focus. This provides the opportunity to present your research paper or poster in an online session.


Evdokimos Konstantinidis

Dr. Evdokimos I. Konstantinidis is the Chairperson of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) with more than 170 members worldwide, coordinator of the Health and Wellbeing Living Labs Working Group and postdoc researcher at the Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Lab, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He coordinated the Research Infrastructure H2020 project, VITALISE – aiming to harmonize the procedures of Health Living Labs. He is currently the coordinator of the RAISE Horizon Europe funded project on services for the European Open Science Cloud and the Horizon Europe project Engaging the Value Of Living Labs to Innovate Care And Regulatory Environments as a response to the call for experimentation frameworks.

Ian Spero

Honorary Professor, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture and Founder, Agile Ageing Alliance (AAA), a campaigning social business, advocating for a future of inclusive, multigenerational neighbourhoods, designed to boost health and wellbeing, leading to a reduction in the financial burden on Citizens and State. To further this agenda, Ian is leading development of ISO 25553, a standard framework for ‘Smart Multigenerational Neighbourhoods’ that foster healthy ageing and independent living, serving as a viable alternative to age-specific care in institutional settings.

Nico van Meeteren

Van Meeteren earned his PhD as a Neuroscientist from the Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neurosciences of the Utrecht University in 1994. Then, after 18 years of innovation and scientific validation of prevention, care and cure concepts and educational MSc-models out of the University Medical Centre Utrecht, in 2008 he became Director of Innovation “Healthy for Live” at TNO, with board memberships of amongst others the National Platform Sports and Physical Activity, Body@Work, the Center for Care Technology Research, etcetera. Van Meeteren was also Professor at Maastricht University. At present, from 2015 on, he fulfills his main role as Executive Director and Secretary General of the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH), known under the name Health~Holland. Furthermore, Van Meeteren is Professor of Perioperative Health at Erasmus Medical Center. From out of both these appointments he holds several governance positions, like in that of the national societal theme “Health and Care” of the Mission driven policy of the Ditch Cabinet, Health Research Infrastructure, Regenerative Medicine Cross Borders, Medical Delta, Fit for surgery, etcetera.