DISTINCT stands for “dementia: intersectorial strategy for training and innovation network for current technology”. The main aim of DISTINCT is to develop a premier quality multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and intersectorial education and training research framework for Europe.

The unique academic and non-academic collaborative partnership of DISTINCT comprises of 13 world leading research organisations across 8 European countries, 9 partners who include Alzheimer Europe, Alzheimer Disease International, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and 3 small or medium-sized enterprises for technology and dementia care. The University of Nottingham (United Kingdom) manages the DISTINCT programme.