What types of projects does AAL fund?

AAL Call 2020 is currently being shaped, and it will have a particular focus on the notion of ecosystems. As in the last two calls, AAL is providing potential applicants to scale their idea according to the aim, size and requested funding through two kinds of projects.

Are you interested in applying for AAL funding? Are you not sure what kind of funding your proposal can get? What should you take in consideration when drafting your proposal? Read about the basic principles of an AAL project below!

  • All project proposals must involve end-users, especially secondary and tertiary- and other relevant stakeholders in the shaping of solutions and in creating respective markets and ecosystems.
  • Proposals to be submitted under this call will have to target either institutional or private markets.
  • For collaborative projects, the understanding of the ecosystem in which the solution will be implemented has to be properly described in the application form as it is the framework in which the project will take place.
  • Lastly, the proposals must have a European/international dimension, by taking in account differences in regions, cultures, languages, purchasing power and in national health care and social care systems.

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The main differences between AAL projects

Collaborative projectsSmall collaborative projects
AimDeveloping, testing, validating, scaling up and integrating into service delivery models ICT solutions for ageing wellNew ideas, new collaborations as well as new user approaches for ICT-based solutions for older adults.
Solutions reaching market 2 years after ending the projectProofs of concept for further development of innovative ICT solutions
Innovative ICT solutions to support holistic approaches to healthy and active ageingEvaluating business potential of available/new AAL products and services
Duration 12 to 30 months6 to 9 months
FundingThe maximum funding per project is €2.500.000 The maximum funding per project is € 300.000
Technology Readiness levels (TRL) TRL 5-8No TRL is applied to this type of project

To learn more, visit our Info Day on January 30, 2020 in Vienna for a thorough introduction of the upcoming Call 2020, as well as the opportunity for match-making and finding your partners. Apply here.

Do you have any more questions about the Call 2020? Do not hesitate to contact us for more information!


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