Innovation funding details
Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme
This Programme aims to provide innovative ICT-based solutions to older persons. It is a joint research and development funding activity by 23 Partner States (including the UK) with the financial support of the European Commission - hence proposals for funding should have a European dimension (ie that the proposed project cannot be done, of equal quality, on an individual national level).
|Last Significant Update:||25/01/2013|
|Fund Value:||€ 501,480,000|
|Maximum Value:||€ 2,925,000|
The AAL JP is initially a six-year funding programme (2008-2013), with a planned total budget of €600 million, of which 50% is public funding and 50% private funding from the participating organisations. The public funding consists of contributions of the national programmes of the AAL Partner States and that of the European Community, with a financial contribution amounting to a maximum of €150 million for the duration of the AAL Joint Programme.
The AAL Joint Programme complements the 7th Framework Programme of the EU.
The indicative total funding for Call 5 is €51.5 million which includes an expected EC contribution of over €22 million.
The UK has committed €2.4 million to the Call.
The maximum funding available per project from the AAL programme is €3 million. Project size should be between €1 and €7 million and it is expected that industry and business partners will contribute 50% or more.
The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Programme is a joint research and development funding activity between 23 Member States and Associated States. Using Information and Communication Technologies, the overall objective of the programme is to improve the quality of life of older people and strengthen the industrial base throughout Europe.
The Ambient Assisted Living programme aims to:
- Extend the time people can live in their preferred environment by increasing their autonomy, self-confidence and mobility.
- Support the maintenance of health and functional capability of the older individuals.
- Promote a better and healthier lifestyle for individuals at risk.
- Enhance the security to prevent social isolation and to support the maintenance of multifunctional network around the individual.
- Support carers, families and care organisations.
- Increase the efficiency and productivity of used resources in the ageing societies.
The Programme has the following specific objectives:
- To foster the emergence of innovative ICT-based products, services and systems for ageing well at home, in the community, and at work, thus improving the quality of life, autonomy, participation in social life, skills and employability of older people and reducing the costs of health and social care.
- To create critical mass of research, development and innovation at EU level in the areas of technologies and services for ageing well in the information society, including the establishment of a favourable environment for participation by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
- To improve conditions for industrial exploitation of research results by providing a coherent European framework for developing common approaches, including common minimal standards, and facilitating the localisation and adaptation of common solutions which are compatible with varying social preferences and regulatory aspects at national or regional level across Europe.
The AAL Joint Programme compliments the 7th Framework Programme of the EU.
It is anticipated that Call 6 will be launched at the end of January 2013 with a deadline at the end of April 2013. An Information Day will be held on 6 February in Brussels to give further information on the call topic
Calls For Proposal
Call 6 - ICT-based Solutions for Supporting Occupation in Life
- Anticipated opening date - end of January 2013
- Anticipated closing date - end of April 2013
Call 6 of the AAL JP aims at funding the development of ICT-based solutions which enable older adults to continue managing their occupation while preserving health and motivation to remain active. The Call will target the preservation of cognitive and physical capabilities of older persons when performing their paid or unpaid activity. However, changes to the Call focus are possible.
Details of the pre-announcement are available on the AAL website.
Call 5 - ICT-based Solutions for (Self-) Management of Daily Life Activities of Older Adults at Home - AAL-2012-5
- Deadline: 31 May 2012
Link to documents:http://www.aal-europe.eu/calls/call-5-2012
Last Significant Update Reason
An Information Day will be held on 6 February in Brussels to give further information on the topic of the Sixth Call - ICT solutions for supporting occupation in life of older adults.
The topic of the Sixth Call will be explained as well as the procedures for applying and for searching for a partner.
Call 6 aims to fund ICT-based solutions which enable older adults to continue managing their occupation whether in an office, factory or any other working environment, including voluntary work, while preserving health and motivation to remain active. In particular, the Call will target the preservation of cognitive and physical capabilities of older persons when performing their paid or unpaid activity.
For more information, please visit the Ambient Assited Living (AAL) website (opens new window).
Consortia based within the participating States should submit one common project proposal, with one partner acting as coordinator.
Consortia should consist of at least three independent organisations (legal entities) from at least three different AAL Partner States. An applying consortium should consist of at least:
- One eligible business partner
- One SME partner (this can be the market-oriented business partner)
- One end-user partner organisation
Supported consortia can comprise between three and 10 partners in total.
Note: only organisations that are explicitly included in the national eligibility criteria published as part of the Call text are eligible for funding. It is highly recommended to contact the AAL National Contact Persons (NCP) prior to submission of a proposal.
Applications are welcomed from organisations and businesses within European Member States and from the Associated States:
The topic of the 2012 Call for Proposals is 'ICT-based Solutions for (Self-) Management of Daily Life Activities of Older Adults at Home'.
The focus of this Call is the development of ICT-based solutions which will enable older adults to manage their daily activities and continue living in their own home. ICT-based solutions which support informal carers in assisting older adults are also included in the Call.
Potential subtopics within the focus of the Call include:
End-users (older adults)
- Self care at home - self-check of health conditions and life-style, medication reminder, etc including tele-assistance alarms in the sense of instant communication and mobilisation of all kinds of relevant support services (not just the traditional emergency button).
- Stimulating and supporting daily activities at home.
- Assistance in moving objects and in localisation of objects (keys, mobile, glasses).
- Sustaining healthy day-night rhythm by improving surrounding conditions.
- Getting dressed and undressed.
- Eating/drinking, including sufficient nutrition, diet personal assistance solutions, weight loss / gain monitoring, monitoring of intake, interaction with drugs, meal preparing, shopping for food and other daily necessities.
- Personal hygiene including access to toilet / incontinence.
- Caring for the home / cleaning.
- Learning and orientation about care.
- Support the physical and mental care ability of the caregiver including preventing psychological stress.
- Cooperation between formal and informal carers - improve communication and foster complementarity between formal and informal care.
Match Funding Restrictions
Remainder of project costs will need to originate from sources other than AAL. It is expected that industry and business partners will contribute 50% or more.
Stand-alone solutions for older drivers and cars as well as those that only address improvements of car-related technologies are out of scope. Also, solutions addressing rehabilitation are not in the scope of the Call.
Information and criteria regarding specific calls for proposals can be found in call documents and on the Ambient Assisted Living website.
Applications are submitted online via the AAL website.
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