23 March 2012

European grant for Ambient Assisted Living

Research funding in the ICT sector for Ambient assisted living
Call deadline: 29h May 2012

The aim of the AAL Joint Programme is to provide innovative ICT-based solutions including innovative products, systems or services to enhance older adults’ quality of life and to strengthen the industrial base in Europe
The AAL programme is a demand-driven research and development funding programme for innovative ICT-based products, services, and systems. Its main goal is improving the quality of life, autonomy, participation in social life, skills, and employability of older adults, while improving service delivery and reducing the costs of care are secondary targets.
AAL projects should aim at introducing their solution to the market a maximum of 2-3 years after the end of the project.
Call 2012 aims at the development of ICT-based solutions which enable and sustain older adults to continue managing their daily activities in their home. The call aims also at ICT-based solutions which support informal carers1 in their assistance This Call invites proposals aiming at developing innovative ICT-based solutions which have the potential to enable and sustain management of daily life activities of older adults by giving support in relation to:
1. Enabling older adults to sustain and continue managing daily life activities in their home. This includes ICT-based solutions which are used by the older adults, as well as solutions which require support by others.
2. Supporting informal carers to give assistance