Funding – 2011

The Ambient Assisted Living joint programme (AAL) article 185

The ANR and CNSA in association with AAL joint programme (AAL JP) are launching the 4th call for projects “ICT based solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Mobility”

The AAL JP 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 people, while improving service delivery and reducing the costs of care are secondary targets.

The AAL JP is a common funding activity by 23 Partner States with the financial support of the European Commission, based on article 185 in the European Union Treaty.  AAL projects should also address major issues associated with a market introduction of maximum 2-3 years after finalization of the project. Proposals for funding from the AAL JP should have a European dimension (i.e. that the proposed project cannot be done, of equal quality, on an individual national level) and solutions shall be adaptable across Europe, as well as address end-user needs that are transnational and European in character. Cultural, organizational, and market diversity are also of importance for the uptake of ICT-solutions. Proposals are encouraged to include variations along these dimensions in the project - and are to be included in piloting activities.

4th call Objectives

This call aims at ICT based solutions which help older persons to sustain their optimal level of mobility for as long as possible, enhancing their individual sense of confidence, autonomy, competence, security and safety. The call addresses issues that inherently enable older persons’ mobility in the sense of moving in the home and/or outside the home. The following topical areas are in the scope of the Call:

  1. Orientation and navigation
  2. Assistive Technology

Consortium composition of at least 3 independent eligible organizations (legal entities), from at least 3 different AAL Partner States participating in the Call for Proposals:

  • Consortium must include at least one eligible business partner
  • Consortium must include at least one eligible SME partner which can be the business partner
  • Consortium must include at least one eligible end-user organization
  • Size of the consortium: 3 – 10 partners
  • Duration of the project: 12 – 36 months

Time-to-market perspective of maximum 2 to 3 years after end of the project

Project total budget: 1 - 7 M€

Maximum funding from the AAL Joint Programme: 3 M€.

Opening : 2011-04-07 at 16:01 CEST
Application Deadline : 2011-06-30 at 17:00 CEST
  • Date of publication: 31 March 2011
  • Date of closure: 30 June 2011
  • Results: December 2011
  • Indicative total funding: ≈ 51 M€ (Greece and Hungary are not participating in this call)
  • Partner search tool is available at:

Access to documents

The complete call text can be downloaded from

It contains the detailed requirements and characteristics of the call. It is highly recommended to contact the AAL National Contact Persons (NCP) prior to submission of a proposal (list of NCPs and contact data also found on the AAL JP website)

Submit a complete proposal through the AAL electronic submission system (to be open soon at before the deadline.

For further information please contact:
Serawit Bruck-Landais
Tel: +33 (0)1 73 54 81 70
E-mail: serawit.bruck(at)

Jean-Yves Boire
Tel: +33 (0)1 78 09 80 29
E-mail: jean-yves.boire(at)



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The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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