ICT for Ageing Well Newsletter — Issue Fri 07 Nov 2014

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ISSN : 2362-9797
European Commission ICT for Ageing Well
In this issue - 07 November 2014

In focus
Follow up to the Silver economy event of 23rd September
On 23 September the European Commission held a conference titled "Growing the Silver Economy in Europe". 250 participants, representing industry, care organisations, civil society, SMEs, and public authorities came together to discuss how to best seize the opportunities. The aim was for the Commission to consult on how to best grow a large scale Silver Economy in Europe.
See also : For you interest see also the flipboard of the Financial Times series on the Silver Economy
Other news
Call for Papers: ICT4AgeingWell
The International Conference on ICT for Ageing Well and e-Health aims to be a meeting point for those that study and apply information and communication technologies for improving the quality of life of the elderly and for helping people stay healthy, independent and active at work or in their community along their whole life.
Online public survey on European Standardisation System now available
On behalf of DG Enterprise and Industry, Ernst & Young Advisory is carrying out an online survey set to collect the views on the regulations and the progress made in the European standardisation system.
Event announcements
12 - 15 November 2014 - Düsseldorf, Germany
Meet ECHORD++ at MEDICA trade fair and discuss their Pre-Commercial Procurement Pilots
EU-funded ECHORD++ project hopes to close the innovation gap between what is available on the market and the public sector’s needs. ECHORD++ has selected as one of its challenges “Robotized Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment”. The project will be present at the MEDICA trade fair to meet the medical technology industry. The Call for tenders for the PCP Pilots will open on 15th January 2015.
See also : More on the Pre-Commercial Procurement Pilots
12 November 2014 - Düsseldorf, Germany
Healthcare Innovation Procurement P2P-Brokerage Event
For the first time ZENIT / NRW.Europa will offer at the Healthcare Brokerage Event on the MEDICA 2014 a special P2P-Brokerage Event for public purchasers of the health sector in Europe to meet other public purchasers interested in realizing Innovation Procurement (IP) projects. The aim of this event is to assist purchasers to find partners for joint cross-border procurement projects and to participate in the new innovation co-fund actions Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) and Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) of the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - HORIZON 2020. P2P-Matching is free of charge, but a MEDICA entrance ticket is needed.
19 November 2014 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Integrated care as a vehicle for innovation in health care delivery
The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Health Ageing (EIP AHA) is organising a workshop 'Evidence Generation and Successful Knowledge Transfer in Public Health: Case study on integrated care'. The event is part of the 7th European Public Health Conference with the theme 'Mind the gap: Reducing inequalities in health and health care'organised by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and co-funded by the European Commission.
26 - 27 November 2014 - Palazzo Pirelli - Auditorium Gaber, Piazza Duca d’Aosta, Milan, Italy
Modernizing the public sector and boosting economic growth through innovation procurement
A high level Event and Networking on Pre Commercial Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions is organised in Milan on the 26th and 27th November 2014.
Projects news & results
Reuters video report on EU-funded research project FATE: Fall detector for the elderly speeds up emergency alerts
FATE aims to validate an innovative ICT-based solution for the detection of falls in ageing people. A portable and easy-to-use fall detector that runs a specific algorithm to accurately detect falls is being tested and validated in pilot studies involving real living scenarios, in Spain, Italy and Ireland.
Results from the EU-project iStoppFalls presented at German Sport University Cologne
On October 24 and 25 the German Sport University Cologne hosted a symposium about the results of the 3 year iStoppFalls project. This EU-funded project deals with ICT-based fall prevention and risk assessment of older adult that still live independently.
picture of a lady using the Kinect to exercise
DOREMI project's first newsletter
The DOREMI project targets three conditions affecting the quality of life of elderly people: Malnutrition, Sedentariness, and Cognitive decline. The project will develop a systemic solution for elderly, able to prolong the functional and cognitive capacity by empowering, stimulating and unobtrusively monitoring daily activities. The effectiveness and impacts, on both users and on the healthcare system, will be tested in a set of pilots set up in Italy and UK, involving both elderly users and care providers. The project's first newsletter is packed with updates on the project's progress.
See also : Website
logo of the project
Funding opportunities
Questions and Answers on open calls "Advancing active and healthy ageing with ICT" & "ICT for Integrated, sustainable, citizen-centred care"
The questions received by the "Digital Social Platforms" unit related to two topics of Horizon 2020 – Societal Challenge "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" – in the context of the Work Programme 2014-2015 are answered in the document attached.
See also : Calls currently open with relevance to ICT for Ageing well
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