The ANR and CNSA in association with AAL joint programme (AAL JP) are launching the 5th call for proposals “ICT-based Solutions for (Self-) Management of Daily Life Activities of Older Adults at Home”.
The aim of the AAL JP is to provide innovative ICT-based solutions including innovative products, systems or services to enhance older adults’ quality of life and to strengthen the industrial base in Europe. The AAL JP aims at innovative and ICT-based solutions delivered by applied research and development activities, which are financially sustainable and underpinned by a credible business case. Successful projects are expected to target systemic solutions addressing the users’ wishes and needs, or to provide a contribution which is meant to be integrated into a systemic solution, including some kind of support service. They are multinational, collaborative and cost-shared. Funding contracts of individual project partners are concluded with the relevant national funding authority.
The AAL JP is thus 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 adults, while improving service delivery and reducing the costs of care are secondary targets.
The AAL JP is a common funding activity driven by 23 Partner States with the financial support of the European Commission, based on article 185 of the European Union Treaty. Therefore, project proposals submitted for funding to the AAL JP should have a European dimension (i.e. the proposed project cannot be accomplished in equal quality on an individual national level) and solutions shall be adaptable across Europe. Furthermore, the solution should address end-user needs that are transnational and European in character. As cultural, organisational, and market diversity are important for the uptake of ICT-solutions, proposals are encouraged to take these factors into account and include them in their pilot activities.
5th call Objectives
Call 5 aims at the development of ICT-based solutions which enable and sustain older adults to continue managing their daily activities in their home. The call aims also at ICT-based solutions, which support informal care givers in their assistance.
For more information on the areas which are within the scope of the present Call 5, please refer to the chapter entitled “Description of the Call” at http://www.aal-europe.eu/calls/call-5-2012.
- The consortium needs to be composed of at least 3 independent eligible organizations (legal entities), from at least 3 different AAL Partner States participating in the Call for Proposals:
- Time-to-market perspective of maximum 2 to 3 years after end of the project
- Realistic trial set-up at the end of the project
- Proactive end-user involvement throughout the life of the project
- The effort of industry and other business partners are expected in total to be 50% or more
- Project total budget: 1 - 7 M€
- Maximum funding from the AAL Joint Programme: 3 M€.
Access to documents
The complete call text and the guide for applicants can be downloaded from: www.aal-europe.eu/calls/call-5-2012
They contain 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 www.aal-europe.eu/calls/call-5-2012) before the deadline.
For further information please contact: