The AAL Programme is a common funding activity of partner states of the AAL Association, with the financial support of the European Commission. The aim is to provide innovative Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) based solutions including products, systems or services to enhance older adults’ quality of life, to improve long-term sustainability of the health and long-term care systems and to strengthen the industrial base in Europe. The main goal is to improve the autonomy, participation in social life, skills, and employability of older adults. Solutions funded under the AAL Programme address identified wishes and needs of the end-users, are transnational, collaborative and cost-shared between private and public funding. AAL projects aim to introduce solutions to the market within a maximum of 2 years after finalisation of the project.
The focus of the 2017 call challenge is twofold:
- The challenge lies in developing packages integrating different solutions that address the needs and wishes of end-users and add value to their lives.
- The challenge lies in extensive testing and evaluation of packages in order to provide meaningful and significant results.
Expected impact of ICT-based solutions on quality of life:
– living a healthy, active and meaningful life;
– living independently and safely for longer at home with support from their carers and community when necessary;
– living in dignity and satisfaction.
In case the proposed ICT-based solution includes informal and/or professional carers, it should support them to:
– reduce stress and care burden;
– build resilience;
– improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the care they provide.
Significant involvement of industry and other business partners, particularly SMEs are encouraged.
About 5 million € per project
(global amount, incl. max. 2.5 millions € from AAL)