Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, CARPE Conference 2019: Horizon Europe and beyond

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Promoting health and well-being of entrepreneurs with health technology
Reetta Raitoharju, Katja Heikkinen

Last modified: 11-09-2019


In Finland the number of entrepreneurs over 55 years old has increased from 60000 to 100000 between 2000-2010. The growth has continued since and now, there are 113000 entrepreneurs in Finland who have reached the age of 55. Most of the companies in Finland are micro or SSM´s and the responsibility of entrepreneurs´health and wellbeing is ofthen on the shoulders of the entrepreneurs themselves. Supporting this group by giving them means more effectively to take action in preventiong work- and age-related injuries and problems can help in proonging careers.

Entrefox is a project funded by European Social Fund and it aims at promoting health and wellbeing of entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs over the age of 55 espicially following the principles of active ageing and lifelong learning. Three groups of 10 entrepreneurs will be organized to crate their own wellbeing pland and to give them meand to follow the progress of their own plan. Health technology will be used to help observing and motivating the process. Futrhermore, students from different fields (physiotherapy, engineering, health promoting) will be included to support the entrepreneurs.


+50 year old entrepreneurs, active ageing, healht technology

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