Currently he leads the Unit that supports ICT related research and innovation in active and healthy ageing and integrated care. It manages and financially supports the Ambient Assistant Living Programme (AAL) and coordinates the Joint Programming Initiative on More Years – Better Lives. The unit also coordinates, in cooperation with DG SANCO, the new European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Active and Healthy Ageing that aims to increase healthy live years of EU citizens by 2020, improve the efficiency of the social and health systems, and to foster new economic opportunities.
Ilias has contributed to the European Union’s (EU) research and policy developments as well as international cooperation in the eHealth domain, in particular with US and CA from 1993-2010. In 2001 he was elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.