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[ ERA-NET Active and Assisted Living (AAL) | Research funding on Sustainable Smart Solutions for Ageing well ]


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Date and time 24.05.2019  
Category Call for proposal

The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme is an ERA-NET initiative aimed to create better quality of life for older people and to strengthen industrial opportunities in the field of healthy ageing technology and innovation. AAL is co-financed until 2020 by the European Commission (through Horizon 2020) and 17 countries, including Switzerland (via Innosuisse). It supports innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects via annual calls.

The 2019 call focuses on “Sustainable Smart Solutions for Ageing well”.

  • It is open to developing ICT-based solutions for active leaving targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domains, for instance: work & training, vitality & abilities, leisure & culture, information & communication, health & care, living & building, mobility & transport, safety & security.
  • Proposals must demonstrate a clear route to market: 2-3 years after the project ends, a finished product or service should already be available.
  • Solutions need to be embedded in the strategies of the participating end-user organisations, service providers and business partners.

Who can apply:
  • At least 3 organisations from 3 different countries (please check the National Eligibility Criteria).
  • Eligible Swiss-based applicants: Swiss-based companies; End-user organisations; Universities and Universities of applied sciences. Please note that publicly funded research bodies are only eligible for funding if the consortium includes at least one eligible Swiss business or Swiss end-user organisation. No reconfiguration is possible if this requirement is not met. Each organization may participate in up to 6 project proposals per call.
  • Please contact research@epfl.ch to verify your eligibility for the call.

Funding & Duration:
  • EUR 2.5 million for 18-36 months.
  • Maximum funding for Swiss-based applicants: CHF 800’000 per project; CHF 300’000 per organisation.
  • Funding rates for Swiss-based applicants: 50% for SMEs, end-user organisations, universities, universities of applied sciences; 25% for large enterprises.
  • Eligible costs for Swiss-based applicants: salaries, travel costs for project meetings, consumables, depreciation of equipment.

If interested, please contact research@epfl.ch to verify your eligibility for the call. Innosuisse contact person: Claire Dové, aal@innosuisse.ch, +41 58 466 79 51

Deadline: 24 May 2019 at 17h00 CET.
Decision: September-October 2019
For further information, please have a look at the call webpage, call guidelines, application template, National Eligibility Criteria, the call on Innosuisse website and supported projects. This call is also featured in the EPFL Research Office News feed.

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