The Active and Assistive Living (AAL) programme funds projects in industry partnerships in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) for active and healthy ageing.
The overall objective of AAL is to enhance the quality of life of older adults while strengthening the industrial base in Europe through the use of ICT. Since 2008, AAL has issued 12 calls for proposals each focusing on different issues and has funded 154 trans-national innovations projects with over 1000 partners.
Almost half of these project partners are small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which are collaborating with user organisations, large enterprises, universities and research organisations in the development of innovative solutions.
The AAL domains include solutions for Active Living, such as in work & training, for vitality & abilities, in leisure & culture, for information & communication, as well as for Assisted Living, such as in health & care, living & building, mobility & transport, safety & security.
2020 Call topic: “Healthy Ageing with the Support of Digital Solutions”
Collaborative project proposals must demonstrate a clear route to market and added-value for the different types of end-users. The wishes and aspirations of older adults in combination with the demands from the other stakeholders involved – e.g. providers and payers – will have a critical role in shaping useful and attractive AAL solutions with a high market potential. Both “Collaborative projects” (carried out by consortia composed of at least 3 organisations from 3 different countries including an end user organisation and a business partner) and “Small Collaborative Projects” (with a shorter duration and smaller budget) will still be funded through this Call.
- The FNR supports Luxembourg research institutions
- Luxinnovation offers support for businesses and companies.
- The AAL Call 2020 is open to developing ICT-based solutions targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domain. The solutions need to be embedded in the strategies of the participating end-user organisations, service providers and business partners.
- The AAL Call 2020 allows for more flexibility regarding the scope, size and duration of the proposed projects.
- Applications submitted to AAL must also be submitted to the FNR, along with the FNR INTER documents – no later than 5 days after the AAL deadline.
- Applications to the FNR must be submitted through the FNR’s Online Grant Management System.
- All further information relating to the 2018 Call can be found on the AAL website.