Active & Assisted Living (AAL) 2015
Feb 01, 2015 09:00 AM
May 31, 2015 05:00 PM
The AAL programme (Ambient Assisted Living) aims to develop and implement innovative solutions based on information and communication technologies for the benefit of the elderly.
The objective of the programme is to increase the independence of elderly people in order to allow them to continue to live at home for as long as possible. The idea here is to increase their quality of life through ICT tools and remote services which allow them to maintain their independence, autonomy and dignity.
The ageing population is not only a societal challenge, but also offers innovation opportunities in healthcare systems, industry and the European economy.
The projects selected receive funding from national funding agencies (Innoviris for the Brussels-Capital Region) and the European Commission. The AAL initiative involves 22 members countries and partnerships for projects built between the participating countries' stakeholders. Further information about the AAL initiative participating countries may be obtained here.
AAL projects are collaborative and require a consortium of a minimum of three participating countries in the AAL programme. This involves at least one business partner (for example, large enterprise with the ability to market the service), a SME, an end users organisation. The latter is actively associated in the project's implementation. Research organisations (universities and higher education institutions) may also participate in projects.
AAL projects must offer a viable and solid business plan and market the results obtained two years after their finalisation.
None of the consortium's partners can support more than 70% of the project's costs.
How to submit an application
A call for projects is published once a year by the AAL Secretariat. This year, the propositions have to be submitted before 28/05/2015.
In order to benefit from Innoviris funding, in parallel to the closing of the European call for projects, the projects must submit an application for funding to Innoviris using the form available in the French and Dutch version of the website.
Contact and additional information
Please contact us during the preparation of your project for a first lecture, administrative, financial and legal advice.
Innoviris contact person
International Projects Advisor
Strategic Research Team
Tel: +32 2 600 50 22