THE AAL CALL 2018 ENTITLED “Smart Solutions for Ageing well”, CLOSED ON MAY 28TH, 2018
This challenge focused on supporting innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects developing ICT-based solutions by targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domain. For the first time, the call allowed for more flexibility regarding the scope, size, and duration of the submitted projects by including a new type of instrument, namely the “small collaborative project”.
73 proposals were submitted for this open competition out of which 48 were collaborative projects and 25 small collaborative projects for a total requested funding of 63M€ and a total number of 481 partners.
The proposals submitted are likely to cover several domains. Among them are: smart health and smart care systems, IT platforms for active aging and social inclusion, solutions based on exergames for fitness and vitality, but also some other new applications fields such as car mobility and safety, empowering HIV older patients to manage and improve their quality of life and chronic pain management through electric stimulation.
The AAL ecosystem is growing
The Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland are the countries most represented in the project proposals, while SMEs and End Users are the categories mostly applying (respectively 35% and 31%). Compared to 2017, 35 more entries were received, which represents an increase of 38% and an overall improvement in comparison with the last three annual calls. Moreover, there is another positive indicator that is represented by the fact that at least 10% of the submitted proposals are led by SMEs that never applied to the call before. Also, a larger number of local authorities such as municipalities and regions participated in the submitted proposals.
The evaluation of the proposals has started on the 6th of June and the results are expected to be communicated by early September.
For more information on the Call, click here