Smart solutions for ageing well (AAL 2018)

Active and Assisted Living Research and Development Programme (AAL) is a collaboration between European partners with the aim to provide innovative ICT based solutions to to improve the autonomy, participation in social life, skills, and employability of older adults.

The AAL Call 2018 has the following key features which differ in terms of scope and flexibility from previous AAL calls. 

  1. The AAL Call 2018 is open to developing ICT-based solutions targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domain. The solutions need to be embedded into the strategies of the participating end-user organisations, service providers and business partners. The wishes and aspirations of older adults in combination with the demands from the other stakeholders involved – e.g. providers and payers - will have a critical role in shaping useful and attractive AAL solutions with a high market potential.
  2. The AAL Call 2018 allows for more flexibility regarding the scope, size and duration of the proposed projects.

Two types of projects can be funded:

  • Small collaborative projects: These projects are intended to be quicker and more agile regarding submission
    process, grant signature and reporting; they have a maximum duration of 6 months with maximum funding of €300.000. They can result in well-substantiated ideas or proposals for AAL solutions to be submitted in a later AAL call (or elsewhere). 
  • Collaborative projects: Proposals are expected to be user-driven through co-creation and address a specified challenge. Furthermore, the route to market needs to be clearly described and aligned with the business strategies of the partners responsible for commercialisation. A collaborative project has a duration of 18 to 36 months with maximum funding of €2.500.000. The AAL solutions developed need to have a short time-to-market introduction within a maximum of two years after the end of the project. Collaborative projects funded under Challenge 2018 will be operating in technology readiness levels 5-8 7 .

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