ICT for Ageing Well Newsletter — Issue Mon 27 Apr 2015

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ISSN : 2362-9797
European Commission ICT for Ageing Well
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In this issue - 27 April 2015
 

In focus
Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the ALDE seminar on the apps economy
In his speech on the apps economy given at the ALDE seminar, Vice-President Andrus Ansip argued that it is essential to create a single digital space where companies from across the world can trade digital content online.
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See also : http://ec.europa.eu/commission/2014-2019/ansip/announcements/speech-vice-president-ansip-alde-seminar-apps-economy_en
Other news
Call for Expressions of Interest: Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub
A key step in the implementation of the Joint Programming Initiative "A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL) Strategic Research Agenda" is a Joint Action in the area of malnutrition in the elderly and its effective management. The Joint Action includes the development of a Knowledge Hub on Malnutrition in the Elderly. On the 15th of April 2015 the JPI HDHL launched a call for Expressions of Interest in participating in the Knowledge Hub.
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See also : Details of the call
Scotland's tech sector to benefit from digital health boom
A growing revolution in long term health care is opening up new opportunities for social entrepreneurs, innovative tech startups and early stage businesses to take advantage of an emerging market, currently worth over £20 billion to the UK economy and estimated to rise to £30.5 billion by 2020.
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Event announcements
28 April 2015 - Webinar
Experts share with you key points to develop your business in the Internet of Things (IoT)
The Gateone project is dedicated to support European SMEs to benefit from this market opportunity in selecting the right technologies to adapt and adopt. The gateone project is offering to European SMEs a free evaluation program of demonstrators developed by leading European research centers. On the 28th of April at 1:00 PM CEST, Gateone will hold its first webinar. Invited key speakers will share with participants their expertise in key success factors to develop business including market opportunities, product development approach, state of the art technologies, and accessible funding.
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Contact : Gateone Project
11 - 13 May 2015
mHealth at eHealth Week 2015
During the coming eHealth Week, you can be part of the discussion on the future of mobile health (mHealth) in Europe.
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Logo eHealth Week 2015
12 May 2015 - Riga, Latvia
INCA project session on integrated care at eHealth week 2015
The session, organised by the EU-funded project INCA, will raise awareness about how innovative cloud-based tools for integrated care (INCA) solutions can help healthcare providers solve some of the most pressing problems of an ageing population and increasing numbers of people with chronic conditions – and will be of interest to all those with a stake in chronic disease prevention, from healthcare professionals to policymakers alike. Those participating in this session will get an opportunity to discuss the current healthcare climate, how the patient perceives the care s/he is receiving and the role of ICT in the promotion of new models and key indicators for improvement.
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12 - 13 May 2015 - London
Long Term Care Revolution Live Event
Network with funders, experts, successful entrepreneurs and innovators. Find out how you can take advantage of Innovate UK's £4million SBRI National Challenge which aims to promote the discovery of radical new approaches to provision of long term care. Help boost an emerging market currently worth over £20 billion, estimated to rise to £30 billion in the next five years, and escalating to £46.8 billion by 2030
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3 June 2015 - Brussels
Innovative Financing Opportunities for Active and Healthy Ageing
This conference, organised by the European Commission, will look at the issue of how to practically leverage public and private financial instruments and maximise synergies in the area of active and healthy ageing. In particular, the Conference will focus on the EU financial instruments, on the Investment plan for Europe, on the joint-procurement of innovative solutions, and on new ways of public-private co-investments in health.
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22 - 25 September 2015 - Ghent, Belgium
AAL Forum 2015
The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum is the annual platform for the European AAL community to meet and discuss several topics, relevant for improving the AAL Programme as well as the adoption of AAL solutions in the market. This year's event will combine interactive sessions and workshops with an interesting exhibition area. Initiatives from the Flanders care sectors and care living labs will be showcased while end users will be heavily involved.
11 - 13 November 2015 - Athens, Greece
European Conference on Ambient Intelligence
The European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is the prime venue for research on Ambient Intelligence with an international and interdisciplinary character. It brings together researchers from the fields of science, engineering, and design working towards the vision of Ambient Intelligence which represents a future where we shall be surrounded by invisible technological means, sensitive and responsive to people and their behavior, deliver advanced functions, services and experiences.
Projects news & results
New project to address the challenges of dementia with use of service robots
The recently launched MARIO project is to address the difficult challenges of loneliness, isolation and dementia in older persons through innovative and multi-faceted inventions delivered by service robots. It is funded by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It assembles a team of international experts from academia, industry and dementia groups to work collaboratively in tackling the burdens imposed by dementia and developing innovative solutions using caring robots.
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Contact : Dr Dympna Casey of NUI Galway
Picture of the Kompaï robot
GrowMeUp project: an innovative service robot for ambient assisted living environments
The main objective of the EU-funded project called "GrowMeUp" is to develop and test an innovative robot (the GrowMu robot), which will support the needs of older people (65+) in their daily life activities. Eight companies and research organizations from five European countries, led by the University of Coimbra (Portugal) will cooperate towards the development of the GrowMeUp system and test it with real users from two European countries (the Netherlands and Portugal).
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Contact : Jorge DIAS
Funding opportunities
The 2015 call for proposals of the Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP)
The 2015 Call Challenge of the AAL Programme aims to fund ICT based innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects with a clear market orientation that support older adults to live: Independently for longer, meaning with as little (professional) help as possible and with choice and control over the decisions, equipment and assistance; Actively in the sense of staying in charge of their own lives and participate in society the way they want.
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1st call for proposal of the JPI More Years Better Lives: Extended Working Life and its Interaction with Health, Wellbeing and beyond
The first call for proposal of the Joint Programming Initiative More Years Better Lives has just been launched. This instrument is supported by 14 Member States and Canada and aims to: develop a European Strategic Research Agenda; better understand the multi-faceted phenomenon of demographic change; align the relevant national/regional and EU activities; exchange best practices, pool expertise/financial resources, and perform joint activities to provide scientific evidence to tackle problems and exploit potentials related to demographic change.
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