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    Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL) - Pre Announcement of the Call Challenge 2018

    Published on 27 November 2017
    Author: Agnes Szeberenyi, Scientific Advisor Health

    The AAL programme announces the new challenge-led call for proposals which will be published in February 2018.

    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:

    • AAL Call 2018 is open to collaborative projects developing ICT-based solutions targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domain, with a focus on specified markets.
    • AAL Call 2018 allows for more flexibility regarding the scope, size and duration of the proposed projects (including small collaborative projects – please see below).

    “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).

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