He is among others involved in the Smart Health Brabant Programme that aims to scale up smart ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing in Noord-Brabant. Edwin Mermans’ focus is on international affairs within the Department of Social and Cultural Development and involved in the global Districts of Creativity Network. He has a background as a journalist and is experienced in integrating social media in innovation processes.
He is co-initiator of the Community of Regions for Assisted Living, (Coral) which is a European network about regional policy for active and healthy ageing and connecting regional multi helix learning ecosystems. Edwin Mermans has experience in a wide range of European Projects.