A €50,000 Challenge Prize by the AAL Programme for the best innovation in Internet-connected devices and technologies that will empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently.
Application Deadline: 13th May
Globally, the ageing population is increasing at an unprecedented rate. By 2060 one in three Europeans will be over 65. This demographic shift presents a challenge as well as an exciting commercial opportunity as the Silver Economy emerges as a new market.
Innovative technological approaches are needed that cater to the needs and aspirations of older adults, empowering them to continue to lead independent lives and play an active role in society, whether that be at home, work, education, or in their community.
The Challenge Prize
The AAL Programme is seeking innovations in internet connected devices and technologies (Internet of Things) that will empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently.
The innovation should present a business opportunity which improves connectivity between older adults, devices and technologies related to any aspect of their life (e.g., home, social, work, study, transport or services).
Innovations must involve older adults in the development and testing of the technology.