Key Industries

Silver Economy / Ageing

The silver economy/aeging brings together all companies acting for the seniors.
Alsace is an excellent incubation platform to access the silver economy in the European market, with acceleration and development for innovation and digital solutions.

European and French market opportunities

The European market for the silver economy is estimated at € 90 billion.
In 2035, a third of all French people will be over 60 years old, meaning there will be more than 20 million senior citizens. (Infographie ?) This demographic revolution paves the way for new markets dedicated to the seniors: products, technologies and services.
The silver chain economy contract signed in 2013 urges French public authorities and private actors to make it a real industrial sector and to position France as a world leader. A dedicated fund to boost innovative SME’S has also been created.

The ecosystem of Alsace

Alsace is perfectly sized for the development of the silver economy thanks to an organization that is that is recognized at the national and European level. The different actors involved in this ecosystem guarantee the success of a broader expansion.

Institutional initiatives

The Departemental Council of Bas-Rhin is leader in the silver economy. Initiatives are being launched with the public, voluntary and private sectors, such as pilots projects in home automation, telecare, social link computing technologies for seniors, etc.
Further actions are taking place in the Upper-Rhine area ; for instance, the cross-border project of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL).

Industrial expertise

Alsace feature companies active in the silver economy, particularly in the sector of medical technology and automation. For instance :

  • Hager proposes domotic solutions for home support of dependent seniors.
  • Hakisa develops multi-services IT platforms : integenerational social links, tele-support, etc.

Clusters with high performance skills:

  • Alsace Biovalley
  • Cluster of development housing in Alsace (PAMA)

Your contact

Your contact Silver Economy / Ageing

Barbara Meyer-Eschbach

+33 (0)3 89 29 81 23

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