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  • 1. Ambient Assisted Living Preparing a European RTD programme Michael Huch VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH phone: +49.30.310078-193
  • 2. What is AAL169?
    • Article 169 (of the EC treaty) states that the European Commission may support a member state driven initiative on RTD
    • AAL169 may start as a new multinational and multiannual research and innovation funding programme in 2007 (after having successfully passed the co- decision procedure of the Council and the EU Parliament)
    • Budget scenario: 25% AAL states, 25% EU, 50% Industry Total volume: 700 Mio € / 7 years
  • 3. What is AAL169? (2)
    • A new way of European co-operation of ministries and programme managing agencies
      • Common elaboration of work programmes and calls
      • Common evaluation of projects
      • Common administration of projects
    • Activities: Up to two calls for proposals for research and innovation projects (cost-shared) per year
    • Calling for strong user involvement in the projects
    • Call topics will be pre-defined (top-down), but discussed by researchers and users in pre-call workshops
  • 4. Vision of AAL169
    • Ambient Assisted Living aims at prolongating the time people can live in a decent way in their own home environment by
    • increasing their autonomy and self-confidence,
    • the discharge of monotonously everyday activities ,
    • monitoring and caring for the elderly or ill person,
    • enhancing the security and
    • saving resources .
  • 5. Needs scenario The Ambient Assisted Living context: Basis for defining call topics
  • 6. AAL169 “Innovation model” Demand Supply Elderly / disabled people Industry / Providers Needs in: Health, Safety / Security, Independence, Mobility, Social Contacts, Privacy,… Use / Acceptance of AAL products / services e.g.: adequate design; biographical experiences technological experiences; functionality Building construction, craft, providers, ICT, white goods, social care, insurances, ... Technological options Materials, Microelectronics, MST, Energy, Interfaces, Communication, ICT, Software/web/networks
    • Health care, Medical devices
    • Geronto technologies
    • Wellness
    • Services
    • Smart home
    • Smart textiles
    • Robotics
    • Consumer electronics
    • ...
    Matching demand - supply
  • 7. Questions for discussion
    • At which level in the value creation chain, SWAMI issues are best dealt with?
    • In which way this can/should be achieved?
    • What is the role of (public) funding organisations in this respect?