Enhancing longer living in smarter places

Our research centre is based in Dundalk Institute of Technology

We develop ideas to enhance the lives of older people

Here at NetwellCASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology, we create new ideas that enhance the quality of life and well-being of older people and those who care for them, through more integrated community-oriented services, more sustainable home and neighbourhood design, and more age-friendly technologies - with the ultimate aim of enhancing longer living in smarter places. We work collaboratively to provide the services that older people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Below are just some of the areas we work in.


Research & Development

We undertake applied research in the fields of health and wellbeing for older adults and energy monitoring. Our research includes user-centred design of age-friendly technologies, human-computer interaction, data integration and analysis, environmental design and social policy.
Social Innovation

Social Innovation

We work closely with social innovation enterprises to inform the evidence-based development of new services and delivery models within an implementation science framework. We work closely with the health service as well as local government.
Policy Practice

Policy & Practice

We perform academic research to inform social, economic and environmental development policy and practice as it relates to demographic change and age-friendly environments. We work at local, regional, national and international levels.


We collaborate with industry (commercial and social), academic research centres, and community services at international, national and local level. We provide access to our Living Lab as well as knowledge in ambient assisted living and smart environments, to strengthen research and innovation.

Student Training

We work with both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Masters and PhD level and contribute to the delivery of specific post-graduate programmes within Dundalk Institute of Technology in the areas of Health, Ageing and the Environment.