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Smart Ageing prize

Products and services that use innovative digital technologies to support older people to participate fully in social life     The AAL Programme, in collaboration with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, is launching today, 15 November 2017, the 2nd edition of … Continue reading

Interim evaluation of AAL Programme

Funding for ICT projects on assisted living remains important   According to the European Commission, the mid-term review of the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) funding initiative confirmed the relevance of the programme and its progress achieved. The review also … Continue reading

Defining a new stage of life

What does it mean to be old today? Researchers lead to the evidence that ageing is connected with loneliness and social isolation.  It is remarkable that in the UK population 3.5 million people aged 65+ live alone and nearly a … Continue reading

Pre announcement of the Call Challenge 2018

The AAL Programme announces the new challenge-led Call for Proposals which will be published in February 2018   As part of the work-programme, the AAL Programme intends to launch a new Challenge-led Call for Proposals in February 2018: “Smart Solutions … Continue reading

Forum 2017: beyond all positive expectations

The AAL Forum 2017, Europe’s premier event in the field of active and healthy ageing, took place in the beautiful Convento de São Francisco in Coimbra, Portugal, bringing nearly 800 delegates together to discuss the latest developments in this rapidly … Continue reading

II Smart Ageing Challenge Prize to be launched

Shortly before launching the 2nd edition of this successful prize, we interviewed the last winner to understand what was the impact of this competition     Last October, the Belgian company Activ84Health received the very first AAL Smart Ageing Challenge … Continue reading

New Toolkit for AAL Projects

New toolkit released to support AAL projects to strengthen their Business Model!   The AAL Programme has recently published the  “AAL project Business Model development toolkit”. The toolkit, which is available here, is intended to support the project participants in … Continue reading

What is to be caring for your loved ones?

Bringing with her the perspective and knowledge of a first-hand career, Brigitte Bührlen, founder and chair of We! Foundation of Caring Relatives, is sure to provide an interesting perspective during her plenary one presentation at the AAL Forum 2017   … Continue reading

Hackathon: Hack 4 Ageing Well

For 24 hours from the 30 September to the 1 October 2017, a hackathon will be taking place in the run up to the AAL Forum 2017 in Coimbra, Portugal.   Hack 4 Ageing Well is one of the thrilling side … Continue reading

Bringing value to AAL start ups

First Active & Assisted Living Investors’ Event   The first Active & Assisted Living Market Observatory Investors’ Event was organised alongside the first European Summit of Ageing 2.0 in cooperation with Happy Ageing Life Tech Valley in Hasselt, Belgium on … Continue reading

Inside the Forum

Does the Robot Care? Perspectives on the Acceptance of Social Robots in Healthcare   There are several examples of innovative robots in care. However, their actual use in the domains medical care and care for the elderly is scarce. Is … Continue reading

Forum 2017: preliminary programme released!

Get ready for three fantastic days at the AAL Forum 2017!   Every year, the European community of Active and Assisted Living gathers during the AAL Forum to discuss about how to design, use and commercialize information and communication technology … Continue reading

AAL2Business Call for tender

  The Active and Assisted Living Association has published a new call for tender on the EU official journal. The current call is aimed at identifying a suitable contractor for the implementation of the second edition of the AAL2 Business Support … Continue reading