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H2020-PHC-2014-single-stageSub call of: H2020-PHC-2014-2015
Opening Date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 15-04-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Publication date 11-12-2013 Total Call Budget €185,200,000
Programme Horizon 2020
Status Closed Main Pillar Societal Challenges
OJ reference OJ C 361 of 11 December 2013

Topic: Advancing active and healthy ageing with ICT: service robotics within assisted living environments PHC-19-2014

Specific challenge: Citizens in an ageing European population are at greater risk of cognitive impairment, frailty and social exclusion with considerable negative consequences for their independence, quality of life, that of those who care for them, and for the sustainability of health and care systems.

The challenge is to develop new breakthroughs for active and assisted living based on advanced ICT solutions.

Scope: Proposals should focus on service robotics in assisted living environments which can help an ageing population to remain active and independent for longer. Proposals should build on advances in this domain, and should combine multi-disciplinary research involving behavioural, sociological, health and other relevant disciplines. Characteristics of the solutions developed should be their modularity, cost-effectiveness, reliability, flexibility in being able to meet a range of needs and societal expectations, applicability to realistic settings, safety and acceptability to end-users. Gender and ethical issues should be paid due attention.

 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 3 and 4 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

 

Expected impact: 

  • Evidence for the benefits of service robotics developed, based on proof of concept and involvement of relevant stakeholders
  • Reduction of admissions and days spent in care institutions, and prolongation of time spent living in own home when ageing with emerging functional impairments.
  • Improvement in quality of life of older persons and of their carers
  • Global leadership in advanced solutions supporting active and healthy ageing

Type of action:  Research and innovation actions

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

    In recognition of the opening of the US National Institutes of Health’s programmes to European researchers, any legal entity established in the United States of America is eligible to receive Union funding to support its participation in projects supported under all topics in calls under the Societal Challenge ‘Health, demographic change and well-being’. 
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme
     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme, with the following exceptions:

    The thresholds for each criterion in a single stage process will be 4, 4 and 3. 
    The cumulative threshold will be 12.

    3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process
     
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    Information on the outcome of the evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.
     
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Research and Innovation Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
    Dedicated evaluation form for this topic
    Annotated Model Grant Agreement
     
  7. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information
     
  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
     
  9. Frequently Asked Questions on this topic

 

Additional documents

You can download the same documents as one zip file from the call page

  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 8. Health, demographic change and wellbeing en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Rules for Participation en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en
  • FAQ en
  • Evaluation form for H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage-topic 31 - RIA en
  • Evaluation form for H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage-topics 7-8-15-19-26 RIA en
  • Evaluation form for H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage CSA en
  • Essential information for clinical trials/studies/investigations en
  • Commission Decision_clinical study reimbursement based on unit costs en
  • A guide to ICT-related activities in WP2014-15 en

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