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ACTIVA is a Doctoral Network funded by the European Commission's Horizon Europe programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, comprising 5 European Universities and companies, coordinated by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. The duration of the project is 48 months, starting on September 01, 2023.

ACTIVA provides an international, interdisciplinary platform to train young scientists at the interface of physics and medicine to study unresolved questions and develop novel techniques to facilitate intact, or even improved, visual function in the elderly population. Good vision throughout life is a key factor both on a personal level and socioeconomically and has particular pertinence to the ageing population of Europe.  

ACTIVA is a joint initiative to develop new optical technologies that will facilitate good vision throughout life. Within the project, 9 young researchers will be trained in new optical technologies to diagnose and compensate for different aspects of the normal ageing of the eye as well as the most common age-related ocular conditions. The novel vision enabling techniques, to be developed in this doctoral network, will focus on facilitating the functionality of both near and far vision as well as early detection of pathological changes in visual function. Furthermore, early diagnosis of ocular diseases is essential to offer timely treatment and reduce the risk of vision loss.

Consortial collaboration

ACTIVA's consortium combines the expertise of three academic partners with excellent research and teaching records and two fully integrated private sector partners. Furthermore, the consortium will be counselled by a scientifically accomplished External Advisory Board. Close collaborations and multi-site training activities with 4 associate partners will ensure to provide the young researchers with a vast network and interdisciplinary research experience.

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Last changed: Sep 09, 2023