The Active and Assistive Living (AAL) Association has opened its 2018 Call for proposals: 'Smart Solutions for Ageing Well'. The new challenge-led call has room for more flexible, smaller innovation projects. You can watch the recordings of the AAL info day for more information.

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The AAL Call 2018 has the following key features that differ from previous AAL calls:

  • It is open to collaborative projects developing ICT-based solutions targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domain, with a focus on specified markets;
  • It allows for more flexibility regarding scope, size and duration of the proposed projects, including small collaborative projects.

The big news of the 2018 Call is the inauguration of a new and more flexible approach to innovation: the small collaborative projects. These have a duration of 6 months, a maximum co-funding budget of €300.000 and leaner application and reporting procedures.

This type of project has been created because it seemed to be difficult to fully explore new approaches or target new business sectors or stakeholder groups within a close framework and time schedule of a fixed multi-annual project. There was a need for more flexible and short-term possibilities for substantial cooperation. The 2018 call responds to this by offering flexible frameworks for developing ICT-based solutions for ageing societies.

2018 Call

Videos AAL Info Day (31 January 2018)

AAL Europe website