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:
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:
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€.
Access to documents
The complete call text can be downloaded from www.aal-europe.eu/calls/call-4-2011
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 http://www.aal-europe.eu/calls/call-4-2011) before the deadline.
For further information please contact:
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