ICT for Ageing Well Newsletter — Issue Tue 23 Dec 2014

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ISSN : 2362-9797
European Commission ICT for Ageing Well
In this issue - 23 December 2014

In focus
9 - 10 March 2015 - Brussels
European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing
This two day high-level summit and exhibition, organised by the European Commission, aims to engage Europe’s leaders to co-create a shared vision on how Europe can address the challenges and seize the opportunities arising from demographic change through ICT and innovation.
Event announcements
10 - 12 February 2015 - Cardif, UK
Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation
The Conference welcomes digital health professionals from around the world to unite in a common goal – to accelerate developments in Digital Health through Open Innovation. Focusing on the themes of Big Data, Empowering Patients and Staff and Innovative Business Models, top level global presenters will share their insights and experiences of how they are enhancing the evolution of healthcare through Open Innovation.
Projects news & results
Demo video of the PERSSILAA project: An ICT platform to assist with screening, preventing and monitoring of frailty in elderly
The project aims to develop and validate a new service model to screen for and prevent frailty in elderly.
ACCOMPANY project - Integrated robot technologies for supporting elderly people in their homes
Robot companions integrated with intelligent environments can facilitate independent living of the elderly at home. Using the robotic home assistant Care-O-bot 3, the EU-funded ACCOMPANY project develops new solutions for providing services in a motivating and socially acceptable manner.
See also : Website of the project
Studies and reports
Horizon 2020 Info day for Societal Challenge 1
On 5 December 2014 the European Commission organised an Information Day for the National Contact Points. You will find here the presentations done at the event.
See also : the video stream of the event
Northern Ireland – A leading European region in healthcare system transformation
According to a Commission report on Northern Ireland, the region is one of EU's leading dynamic and forward looking supporters and implementers of eHealth initiatives aimed at creating more efficient, effective and patient-centric healthcare systems.
Northern Ireland report
Funding opportunities
FET Open funding opportunities for Research projects
Under Horizon 2020, FET Open continues its mission to support early-stage joint science and technology research around new ideas for radically new future technologies. FET Open covers now ALL technological areas.
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