The three winners of the 2018 Smart Ageing Prize were announced during the first day of the Active and Assistive Living (AAL) Forum on 24 September 2018 in Bilbao.

The Smart Ageing Prize, a collaboration between the Active and Assistive Living (AAL) Programme and Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, recognizes the issue of social isolation and loneliness among older adults, seeking digital technologies that facilitate real world interactions to improve their quality of life, while ensuring that they are designed and promoted appropriately for the aspirations of this consumer group.

Five finalist teams had the opportunity to pitch their aspirational and innovative projects on stage at the AAL Forum in Bilbao on the 24th of September, after which the results were announced.

KOMP, the one-button computer connecting generations, was proclaimed the overall winner of the challenge, winning the top prize of €35,000, while PlaceCal, the social network designed to facilitate real world interactions, came away with the second place’s prize of €10,000. The smart application building confidence and supporting people with memory loss Refresh by How Do I, came in 3rd place, winning €5,000.

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