Alain Thielemans, IWT
Active & Assisted Living Call 2014
Alain ThielemansAAL NCP – Belgium (Flanders)IWT
From topical to CHALLENGE-LED approach
AAL JP 2008 – 2013 (FP7)
New and different approachfrom the start
CHALLENGE-LED CALL 2014
CARE FOR THE FUTUREAn ageing society faces an increasing need for
care, how will ICT contribute to sustainable solutions?
Why?• Long term care costs in EU double-triple(?) by 2050 • Increasing drive to adopt ICT for care of older
adults • Need for new concepts and self-reliance • New balance between professional – informal care • Self-care requires more intensive communication• ICT is crucial for new concepts in care
CARE FOR THE FUTURE
Enable and support sustainable care models for older adults
Applicants should consider how ICT-based solutions• reconcile increased demand with limited resources • increase and facilitate the supply of formal and
informal care for older adults• reduce the demand for care through prevention and
self-management• support the shift towards better care at home and in
FOCUS OF THE CALL
Potential for ICT• Enabler for care collaboration & communication • Combination of health data and health
information• Enabler for being active and responsible
partners in one’s own health & care pathway• ICT tools like sensors, decision support
systems, PHR’s, location-technology • ..................
CARE FOR THE FUTURE
• new concepts for person centred care • formal – informal care givers• technologies to support care • new providers to enter the market• Integration ≠ technological developments• Combination ≠ technologies & services• Include professional organisations
ADRESSING THE CHALLENGE
• Better self-management and more autonomy
• Better quality of life for older adults & carers
• Support informal carers to combine work and care
• More prevention and wellbeing older people• Earlier discharges, less
(re)admissions/institutions • Better health outcomes for independent
lifestyles • Efficient service delivery with same/better
EXPECTED IMPACT social & economic
• Holistic, user centred approach – aspiratons & desires
• Interfaces: intuitive/personalized, adaptable, D4all
• Solutions: safe, reliable, adaptable and scalable • Interoperability: existing or developing new
standards • Work plan: process/iterations/business
case/service model• Beyond state-of-the-art: combi of technical,
social, business innovation • National ethico-legal frameworks • Eligibility criteria (central and national)
INTEGRATION OF END USERS1. Older adults: desires/wishes/needs2. Carers – family, informal carers,
professionals3. Organisers, payers, procurers
TOOLBOX, GUIDELINES, KNOWLEDGE BASE
GENERAL PREREQUISITES (2)
Ethical considerations apply to:• Integration of end users in the project • AAL solutions (privacy, data protection) • Distributive ethics (justice, access,
affordability)• Informed consent• Relationships and social networks • National rules of the involved AAL partners• Ethics declaration table in part B template
Publication date: 28 March 2014Closure date: 26 June 2014
Disclaimer: The AAL Association reserves the right to cancel the call in case of non-adoption of the co-decision for the
AAL Programme by the Council and the European Parliament.
BASIC INFORMATIONCALL AAL-2014
Indicative BUDGET ca. € 32,8 mlnAAL PARTNER STATE MLN AAL PARTNER STATE MLN
Austria* 1.500.000 Norway** 725.000
Belgium Innoviris 500.000 Poland 500.000
Belgium – Wallonia 300.000 Portugal 500.000
Belgium – IWT 2.000.000 Romania 1.000.000
Cyprus 200.000 Slovenia 200.000
Denmark 267.000 Spain** (ISCIII) 200.000
France* / Spain** (MINETUR) 1.750.000
Hungary* 750.000 Sweden 1.000.000
Ireland 500.000 Switzerland 3.000.000
Israel 300.000 United Kingdom 1.200.000
Italy* ? Totaal 18.367.000
Luxemburg FNR 325.000 EC contribution 14.440.000Luxemburg (Luxinnov.ation) 300.000 TOTAL 32.807.000
The Netherlands 1.350.000
• How to submit a proposal• Application pre-requisites• Evaluation and selection processes• Evaluation criteria• Central & national eligibility criteria• National funding rules• Guidelines for end user integration• Guidelines for defining business cases• Ethical guidelines• Details for further information
GUIDE FOR APPLICANTS
Basic Information Call AAL 2014
- Closure date: 26 June 2014, 17h00 CET- Consortia submit one common project proposal
with one partner acting as coordinator- Central evaluation by independent European
experts- Selection of proposals will be based on the
evaluation and selection criteria (see Guide for Applicants)
- Approval of the list of selected proposal by the AAL General Assembly is expected for September 2014
- Invitation for Clarification and Negotiation (C&N) or Reconfiguration (October 2014)
- C&N => IWT RvB (Q1 2015)
Characteristics of AAL Programme ProjectsPrimary aim foster ICT-based solutions that meet end-user needs Realistic business plan (time-to-market < 2 to 3 years)Project total budget: 1-7 M€Maximum funding from the AAL Programme: 3 M€Significant involvement of industry and other business partners, particularly SMEsEffort of industry and other business partners in each project > 50% (in person months)Proactive end-user involvement throughout the lifetime of the project
AAL Eligibility Criteria
Central eligibility criteria: - agreed upon by all participating AAL Member States (AAL
MS)- apply to all projects/participants mainly on project levelNational eligibility criteria - defined by the AAL MS- apply to participants by AAL MS - stem from the national funding program(s)that provide the
national funding for national project partners under the AAL Program
=> IWT : O&O bedrijfsprojecten
AAL Central Eligibility CriteriaElectronic submission system before the deadlineEnglish as the language of the proposalConsortium composition of
at least 3 independent eligible organizations (legal entities)
from at least 3 different AAL Partner StatesConsortium must include at least :
- one eligible business partner- one eligible SME partner which can be the business
partner- one eligible end-user organization
AAL Central Eligibility Criteria
Size of the consortium: 3 – 10 partnersDuration of the project: 12 – 36 monthsAdherence to the specifications for structure and technical details of the proposal submission
CONTACT YOUR NCP PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF THE PROPOSAL
=> IWT : Alain Thielemans
AAL National Eligibility CriteriaThe national funding rules define the concrete participation conditions as: 1. Eligibility or ineligibility of types of organizations2. National funding quota 3. Eligible costs 4. Other national rules, for example:
I. Compulsory funding of large enterprises II. Compulsory participation of certain entities III. Contact with the NCP prior to the submission of the proposal.
DESCRIPTION of national eligibility criteria: Annex to the Guide for Applicants (www.aal-europe.eu/calls)
AND from the sites of the NFAs
Companies established in the Flemish region, with a sustainable activity in this region, based upon a sound business model are eligible to apply for funding. They have not received public funding for the same activities.
Research centres with the legitimate status of Strategic Research Centre (SOC) in the Flemish region. Strategic Research Centres (SOC) are eligible for funding only if the consortium includes a Flemish company.
Flemish public and non-public universities and academic organisations, research organisations, higher and secondary education organisations can only participate to projects as foreseen in the regulation for “O&O-bedrijfsprojecten”.
Other institutions, e.g. hospitals and/or user organisations, may be funded for the activities necessary for the success of the project.
All applicants should demonstrate their viability and financial soundness regarding their own contribution to the project and the implementation of the results.
IWTFunding rate:- Development: Large Enterprise: 35%, Medium Enterprise: 45% and Small Enterprise: 55% - Research: Large Enterprise: 60%, Medium Enterprise: 70% and Small Enterprise: 80%.
Composition of the funding rate:- applicable base rate for development (25%) or research (50%)- bonus for international collaboration according to the rules of “O&O bedrijfsprojecten” (10%)- SME bonus for medium sized enterprises (10%) and small enterprises (20%)
The support of Strategic Research Centre contributions is determined by a specific project related agreement. The total funding will be between 50% and 100%. National funding to be confirmed by the Strategic Research Centre involved.
The application will only be eligible if every Flemish partner has submitted a signed letter of intent. => Wordt opgevraagd door IWT na indiening
OTHER PARTNERSNon funded entities
These partners are not funded because• Do not request funding or• Are not eligible for funding
These partners in the project:1. Cannot be crucial to the project2. Will not be considered in the assessing process against the
eligibility criteria and project characteristics stated above. 3. Is restricted to organisations residing in a Member State of
the European Union that currently does not participate in the AAL Programme. i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia,Germany, Greece, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Slovakia
Consortium Agreement ‐ Submit a signed consortium agreement before the grant agreements with the national agencies enter into force.
‐ Should state a set of rules/procedures to ensure fair protection for the IPR4 interests of the partners and partners‟ employees (e.g. conditions/ limitations on the ability of individual consortium partners to freely publish or profit from project results directly covered by other partners‟ IPR).
‐ Should include conflict resolution procedures/ mechanisms to be invoked if and when necessary.
‐ Must be submitted in English.
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