ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME

ICT for ageing well.

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ActGo-Gate

ActGo-Gate

ActGo-Gate is a Python-based web-application linked to open source solutions for alternative currencies and commercial ERP systems, complemented by mobile apps to provide anytime/anyplace access. Three occupational modules support different forms of social participation by older people.

  • The “Serve the community” module enables customers to participate by offering their informal support to other community members (informal volunteering work).
  • The “Flexible occupation” module brings together local service providers with golden workers and active retirees, who want to engage in part-time jobs and occupations.
  • The “Get involved with organizations” module aims to bring together people for social projects, e.g. as part of corporate volunteering programs.
  • These modules will be run in three different locations, an urban setting in Northern Germany, a rural setting in Southern Germany, and a small town setting in Switzerland.
Objectives:

The project’s goal is to create an ICT based marketplace supporting entrepreneurship, self-fulfillment and social participation for golden workers and active retirees. The project aims to create a transferable model as a gate for different occupation modules. The model builds on local social marketplaces (existing local communities or social network sites) that serve as a basis and starting point for developing three occupational modules: “Serve the community”, “Flexible occupation”, and “Get involved with organizations”, each to start off in one of the three pilot regions

Expected results and impact:
  • ActGo-Gate provides a platform for self-determined, flexible participation in different contexts (paid and unpaid), leveraging the self-entrepreneurship and social participation of golden workers and active retirees.
  • An integrated marketplace with intelligent matching of supply and demand allows situational and individual management of occupation with little time and effort
  • Mobile applications (with a focus on easy-to use interaction concepts like NFC) allow flexible, anytime/anyplace and easy to use access to the platform.
Parnters:
OrganziationTypeCountryWebsite
University of St. GallenR&DSwitzerlandhttp://www.iwi.unisg.ch/
Mobanode Ltd.SMEIrelandhttp://www.mobanode.com/
Wroclaw University of Economics – Institute of Business InformaticsR&DPolandhttp://www.ue.wroc.pl/en/
Entwicklungszentrum Gut altwerden GmbHEnd-userGermanyhttp://www.ez-gaw.de/
Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen AGSMESwitzerlandhttp://www.bei-sg.ch/
Alster Service Center GmbHEnd-userGermanyhttp://www.alsterservicecenter.de/
BenevolEnd-userSwitzerlandhttp://www.benevol-sg.ch/

Coordinator: University of St. Gallen, Institute of Information Management

Duration: 36 Months

Starting Date: 01 October 2014

Total budget: EUR 3,03 Mio

Public contribution: EUR 1,61 Mio

Contacts:

Dr. Philipp Menschner,
philipp.menschner@unisg.ch,
+41 71 224 3323

http://www.actgo-gate.eu