“AAL Packages/Integrated solutions”
Packages integrating different solutions based on ICT to support active, healthy and independent living of older adults.
The AAL Call 2017 is part of the Active & Assisted Living (AAL) Programme that was approved in May 2014 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. As part of the work-programme, the AAL Programme intends to launch in February 2017 a new Challenge-led Call for Proposals: “AAL packages/Integrated solutions”. The aim of this call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. The proposal must demonstrate a clear route to market and added-value for the different types of end-users. The previous AAL calls have shown impressive results culminating in effective and practical solutions. However, many solutions address only a specific need, have not yet been integrated and incorporated into everyday life and have not been evaluated sufficiently.
Increasingly, end-users are asking for well-integrated solutions that are intuitively useful, personalized, and take the entire life span into consideration. These include informal and formal caregivers whenever relevant. In addition, end-users-especially secondary and tertiary ones such as caregivers and policy-makers have an urgent need for proven evidence about the effects and effectiveness of AAL solutions.
The focus of the 2017 call challenge of the AAL Programme is twofold:
- The challenge lies in developing packages integrating different solutions that address the needs and wishes of end-users and add value to their lives. Since peoples’ wishes, aspirations, and needs evolve over time, packages should be designed with built-in flexibility and a variety of components in order to meet diverse individual situations and to remain attractive to end-users over time. End-users expect proposed solutions to be affordable, user-friendly, secure, and reliable. Packages should be based on existing and/or open platforms.
- The challenge lies in extensive testing and evaluating of packages in order to provide meaningful and significant results.
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If you are interested in pitching your project proposal at the Info day, be aware that the deadline for submitting a presentation is 1 March 2017 at 5PM. Please download the template here and send it in pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The maximum length of your presentation will be of 4 slides (Title and contact, who we are, project idea, looking for) and no exception will be made. Therefore, presentations longer than the indicated format will not be accepted. Please note that presentations must be on project ideas and not on single companies/organisations.
This year, the Consortium Building Seminar will take place on the day after the Info Day, that is on 7 March. This workshop aims to support potential proposers in setting up successful consortia so as to maximize the chances of commercial success of their project. The agenda will be shortly available. Attendees can come to one or the two events, and registration is mandatory (available soon). Both events are free of charge.
- Health and care sector
Participants will benefit from the interesting lectures, workshops, posters and exhibition during the forum and the additional opportunity to meet potential partners for their innovative technology and business.
It’s an ideal way to find potential business and cooperation partners, in pre-arranged 30 minutes meetings in one location. You simply need to register, present yourself, your company, your technology online and select partners of interest to you before the event.
For further details go to “How it Works”.