Smart Ageing Prize

A Challenge Prize by the AAL Association for products and services that use innovative digital technologies to support older people to participate fully in social life.

 

The Problem

Older people are more at risk of social isolation than the general population

Evidence suggests that supporting older people to participate fully in social life will help them to remain active and healthy for longer into later life.

At the same time, reducing social isolation requires meaningful engagements and social
experiences. A key value proposition of ICT is its ability to connect people and communities. Digital technologies can therefore act as a broker for social experiences that are stimulating and improve wellbeing.

There is a need for digital products and services targeting the 65-plus market segments that facilitate real world interactions to improve quality of life, and are designed and promoted appropriately for the aspirations of these consumer groups.

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Horizon 2020 – Webinar on the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) of the MSCA

12-12-2017, 10:00–11:00 in Bern

Horizon 2020 – Webinar on the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) of the MSCA

Interested in receiving information on the MSCA-RISE-2018 call and basics of proposal writing?
 
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) offers exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation to develop sustainable collaborative projects and transfer of knowledge.

The MSCA-RISE-2018 call for proposals is open from 22 November 2017 with a deadline on 21 March 2018. 

International networks of research organisations from both academic and non-academic sector can apply. Exchanges of researchers, technical, administrative and managerial staff of any nationality and at all career levels can be funded.

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Lunch and Learn Science Booster an der ZHAW – 31. Jan. 2018

Die Crowdfunding Plattform «wemakeit» verfügt neu über einen Science Booster Kanal. Die ZHAW begrüsst diese Initiative, welche unkonventionelle Unterstützung für innovative Forschungsideen verspricht.

«wemakeit» ist die grösste Crowdfunding-Plattform in der Schweiz. Mirko Bischofberger sagt: «Crowdfunding enables young and curious minds to formulate their scientific ideas, explain them to a broader audience and thus reach out of the ivory tower.» Er wird mit uns darüber diskutieren, wie der Science Booster Crowdfunding als Instrument zur Unterstützung von Forschenden genutzt werden kann und wie es der Gesellschaft, die Gelegenheit eröffnet, die wissenschaftlichen Projekte zu wählen, welche sie für unterstützenswert halten. Diese Präsentation wird durch die Stabsstelle Strategische Partnerschaften des Departements Angewandte Linguistik in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Ressort Forschung der ZHAW organisiert.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE Action Opens Today!

The Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) scheme promotes international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) offers exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation to develop sustainable collaborative projects and transfer of knowledge. The RISE funding scheme is bottom-up, meaning there are no topics predefined by the European Commission. RISE projects are carried out within the framework of a consortium involving 3 or more partners.

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ICPerMed Partnering Tool Launches

New tool for personalised medicine research is launched: The International Consortium for Personalised Medicine (ICPerMed) brings together over 30 European and international partners representing ministries, funding agencies and the European Commission (EC). Together, they work on coordinating and fostering research to develop and evaluate personalised medicine approaches. Weiterlesen

Register for Horizon 2020 Health Partnering Day 2017

Are you planning on preparing a proposal for the H2020-2018-calls for Health? Registration is now open for the free of charge partnering event on 7 December 2017 in Brussels.

The EU-funded project Health NCP Net 2.0 is organising a free of charge Partnering Event on 7 December 2017 in Brussels, which aims to assist you in finding the right project partners for the upcoming Health calls.

The networking sessions are organised around the upcoming health calls in 2018. Therefore the event is the perfect opportunity to meet potential partners and start your consortium as well as attend individual meetings with National Contact Points and receive valuable feedback about your project idea.

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Registration Open for the Health Open Day 2017

This is your chance to get all the information and insight about the content of the new Work Programme, directly from the staff of the European Commission! The event will include advice on the design of a good proposal and will answer to questions from the audience.

Places are limited, do not miss to attend the Health Open Day on the 8 December in Brussels!

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Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures Info Day, 30.11.2017, Brussels

The aim of the day is to inform participants about the new Work Programme 2018/2020 and to offer unique opportunities for networking. Save the date, more information will follow soon.

It is a perfect opportunity to meet representatives from DG-RTD, ask questions and network with other participants.

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