AAL - Active and Assisted Living

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AAL - Active and Assisted Living

The AAL programme (Active and Assisted Living) aims to develop and implement innovative solutions based on information and communication technologies for the benefit of the elderly.

AALThe AAL programme (Active and Assisted Living) aims to develop and implement innovative solutions based on information and communication technologies for the benefit of the elderly.

Projects funded through this programme treat different aspects of the lives of the elderly, such as chronic illness, social integration, mobility and the day-to-day life. Projects that develop services or products aimed at personal development, trainings, culture and access to leisure are also eligible.

Only consortia that are made up of at least 3 organisations from 3 different participating AAL countries can present a project. Consortia should consist of at least a business partner, a SME (that can also be a business partner) and an end user organisation. Research organisations may also participate in AAL projects.

The projects selected receive funding from national funding agencies (Innoviris for the Brussels-Capital Region) and the European Commission.

Project call 2018: ‘Smart solutions for Ageing well’ (deadline 28/05/2018)

 

The theme of the tenth AAL project call is ‘Smart solutions for Ageing well’ (deadline 28/05/2018):

The theme of the tenth AAL project call is ‘Smart solutions for Ageing well’.

Sectors eligible for this call are:

Mobility and transport

  • Employment and lifelong learning

  • Safety and prevention

  • Culture, hobby’s, wellbeing and sports

Two types of projects can be presented:

  • Small joint projects: this formula allows to conduct a feasibility study of your products or services. The maximum duration of the project is six months and leads to a project proposal for AAL (project call 2019) or other regional/national funding programmes. Project of this type can receive up to € 300 000 in funding via AAL.

  • Joint projects: this formula allows for the project development in one of the sectors mentioned above. The results from the project will be aligned with the business strategies of the partners that will commercialise the solution. Projects of this type can receive up to € 500 000 in funding via AAL.

Products and services developed through this project call are destined for the private sector and regulated sectors such as the care sector, hospitals and mutualities.

 

The projects must meet the eligibility criteria and general conditions imposed by the AAL programme.

  • the Cosortium has to be composed of at least three entities of at least three Member States of the Initiative

  • at least one big company, one SME and orginisation of final users have to be part of the Consortium

  • size of the Consortium: 3 -10 partners

  • duration of the project : 12 -36 months

Furthermore, in order to be co-financed by Innoviris, the projects should also comply with all of Innoviris' eligibility criteria.

For Brussels enterprises, the financing conditions are as follows.

  • develop all or some of its activities within the territory covered by the Brussels-Capital Region

  • present an innovative RDI project likely to have a favourable impact on employment and/or sustainable development of the Brussels-Capital Region

  • show one's ability to finance one's share in the project

  • have fulfilled its obligations in the context of previous support initiatives allocated by the Region.

AAL projects must be submitted through the programme website. The document ‘Guide for Applicants’ details the correct use of the platform.

Along with the European application, Brussels entities must also submit a regional financing application to Innoviris at the same time. That application must be sent in electronic version to bbibrowska@innoviris.brussels and funding@request@innoviris.brussels at the latest on 28/05/2018 at 12:00 CET. Two paper copies must also be sent to the following address: Beata Bibrowska, International Projects Advisor, Chaussée de Charleroi 110, 1060 Brussels.

Please note: If you do not submit the regional form, your project will be declared inadmissible.

Do not hesitate to contact Innoviris during the preparation of your project to review your application or for administrative, financial or legal advice. 

Type of financial intervention

Financial aid may be allocated as a grant or in the form of a recoverable advance.

 

Rate of financial intervention (maximum)

 

  Industrial research Experimental development Innovation in procedures
 

Grant

Grant

Grant

Micro enterprise/Small enterprise

70%

45%

35%

Medium enterprise

60%

35%

25%

Large enterprise

50%

25%

15%*

The basic rate may be increased by 15% in the case of actual cooperation with a Belgian or foreign company. The rate of intervention is limited to 80%.


Research organisations (universities and higher education institutions) may also benefit from AAL aid. For further information about the conditions of this aid, click here.

End user organisations, such as private or public hospitals, associations for the elderly, and private or public rest homes taking the form of commercial companies covered by Belgian law or a non-profit organisation, may benefit from aid for an AAL project provided that it shows that the project's results are promoted in the Brussels-Capital Region. For further information about the conditions of this aid, lick here.

Financial aid for the preparation of your AAL project may be obtained via Connect.

 

Innoviris contact person

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Beata Bibrowska

International Projects Advisor

Strategic Research Team

Tel: +32 2 600 50 22
bbibrowska@Innoviris.brussels