As part of the work programme, the AAL programme intends to launch a new challenge-led call for proposals in February 2018: “Smart Solutions for Ageing well”. The aim of this call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. The AAL call 2018 has the following key features that differ from previous AAL calls:
“Collaborative projects” (carried out by consortia composed by at least 3 organisations from 3 different countries including an end user organisation and a business partner) will still be funded through this call.
The big news of the call 2018 is the inauguration of a new and agiler approach to innovation: the small collaborative projects. Small collaborative projects have a duration of 6 months, a maximum co-funding budget of €300.000 and leaner application and reporting procedures.
The call launch is expected to be in February 2018 with the AAL Central Information & Partnering Day planned for 31 January 2018 in Brussels (to be confirmed).