Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the organisers of this event, namely the Applied Research and Communications Fund for the invitation. We are happy to participate in this very interesting event focusing on ICT and Ageing Well and eHealth in general. My name is Nikos Giannoulidis, I am a consultant and I work for Euroconsultants S.A. from Greece which actively participates in the Thematic Network “AgeingWell” that supports the organisation of this event. Euroconsultants is one of the biggest technology and developments consultancies in the South East Europe area and it has continuous presence in Bulgaria for more than 20 years, which is sealed with the presence of Euroconsultants Bulgaria, the director of which Mr. Eugeniy Ivanov you had the opportunity to listen to earlier discussing “Opportunities for EU funding of e-health in Bulgaria”.Euroconsultants is active in the development of partnerships in various fields of ICT applications including AgeingWell; an additional asset is the subsidiary ICT company Gnomon Informatics which develops various ICT applications for eHealth, eProcurement, etc.My presentation aims to provide some insights into Horizon 2020, the future key EU instrument funding research and innovation across all areas of interest.
But before that, I would like to pinpoint the importance of ICT in AgeingWell…
ICT provides a vast array of solutions and applications for the elderly…to name a few…
Various initiatives are developed in support of Active and Healthy Ageing…in particular the most important is the Active and Healthy Ageing European Innovation Partnership…The pilot Partnership will aim to achieve this by bringing together key stakeholders (end users, public authorities, industry); all actors in the innovation cycle, from research to adoption (adaptation), along with those engaged in standardisation and regulation. The pilot partnership provides these actors with a forum in which they can cooperate, united around a common vision that values older people and their contribution to society, identify and overcome potential innovations barriers and mobilise instruments.
Various funding instruments available for different phases of the development of innovative ICT products and services for AgeingWell…
3 key pillars….a) Prevention, screening and early diagnosis, b) Care and cure, c) Independent living and active ageingSpecific actions….
However, there are significant challenges and barriers to be tackled in order to take full advantage of the potential that ICT proposes…this evidence primarily addresses eHealth in general, however Ageing Well is also subject to these limitationsThese are limitations that should be tackled through science and innovation but also EU cooperation of all key stakeholders (policy makers, industry, healthcare systems and professionals, elderly people, etc.)The 2nd part of my presentation will focus to Horizon 2020 and the opportunities for ICT for AgeingWell innovation…although Horizon 2020 is still in the phase of preparation and deployment, the Workprogrammes are not available yet, etc. we can still provide some insights and pinpoint where you should focus your interest if you are interested in ICT for AgeingWell…
Europe 2020 is the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade.In a changing world, we want the EU to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three mutually reinforcing priorities should help the EU and the Member States deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.Concretely, the Union has set five ambitious objectives - on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy - to be reached by 2020. Each Member State has adopted its own national targets in each of these areas. Concrete actions at EU and national levels underpin the strategy.The Innovation Union is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. The Innovation Union plan contains over thirty actions points, with the aim to do three things:- make Europe into a world-class science performer;remove obstacles to innovation – like expensive patenting, market fragmentation, slow standard-setting and skills shortages – which currently prevent ideas getting quickly to market; and revolutionise the way public and private sectors work together, notably through Innovation Partnerships between the European institutions, national and regional authorities and business.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, aEurope 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.
Strengthen the EU’s position in science with a dedicated budget of € 24 598 million. This will provide a boost to top-level research in Europe, including an increase in funding of 77% for the very successful European Research Council (ERC).Strengthen industrial leadership in innovation € 17 938 million. This includes major investment in key technologies, greater access to capital and support for SMEs.Provide € 31 748 million to help address major concerns shared by all Europeans such as climate change, developing sustainable transport and mobility, making renewable energy more affordable, ensuring food safety and security, or coping with the challenge of an ageing population.
Horizon 2020 will raise the level of excellence in Europe's science base and ensure a steady stream of world-class research to secure Europe's long-term competitiveness. It will support the best ideas, develop talent within Europe, provide researchers with access to priority research infrastructure, and make Europe an attractive location for the world's best researchers
Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: will support the development of technologies underpinning innovation across a range of sectors, including ICT and space. Horizon 2020 will have a strong focus on developing European industrial capabilities in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)
Horizon 2020 reflects the policy priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy and addresses major concerns shared by citizens in Europe and elsewhere. A challenge-based approach will bring together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities, such as piloting, demonstration, test-beds, and support for public procurement and market uptake. It will include establishing links with the activities of the European Innovation Partnerships
Euroconsultants Greece and Euroconsultants Bulgaria are interested in developing partnerships, ideas and proposals in the upcoming EU and national programmes and we will be mostly please to discuss with entities from Bulgaria and beyond. We will continue our active participation in the AW network and take advantage of our knowledge and network of stakeholders in view of furthering cooperation.Thank you vey much for your attention, I will be happy to address any questions you may have
Insights into horizon 2020 and future funding for ageing well
Insights into Horizon 2020 andfuture funding for Ageing WellNikos GIANNOULIDIS- Euroconsultants S.A- GREECEAgeingWell 2013
AgeingWell 2013Ageing Well- The ChallengeThe Challenge: The number of people over 65 years old inEurope will grow by 45% between 2008 and 2030 and itwill rise to over 30% of the population by 2060. H i g h e rd e m a n d f o r h e a l t h c a r e ; a d a p t h e a l t hsy s t e m s t o t h e n e e d s o f a n a g e i n gp o p u l a t i o n w h i l e ke e p i n g t h e ms u s t a i n a b l e i n s o c i e t i e s w i t h s m a l l e rw o r k f o r c eThe Solution: ICTs can make life easier and better forseniors and support social and healthcare public systemsThe Opportunity: this brings new business opportunitiesand huge savings in the cost of social and health care. Forexample, telecare solutions can cut the costs of careservices by up to 30%.Improving life for the elderly
AgeingWell 2013Ageing Well- ICT applications Social communication: easy access to phone and video conversation, etc.; Daily shopping, travel, social life, public services: easy access over the internetto order goods and services online; Safety: making sure entrance doors and windows are locked/closed when leavingthe house or sleeping; checking for water or gas leaks; lighting systems, etc,; Reminders: Taking medication, fulfulling household tasks; User-friendly interfaces for all sorts of equipment in the home and outside,taking into account that many elderly people have impairments in vision,hearing, mobility, etc. Telecare and telemedicine with new opportunities for providing medical care athome Personal health systems include wearable and portable systems for monitoringand diagnosis, fall prevention, therapy, among others; Support for people with cognitive problems and their carers to stay at home forlonger and remain active for as long as possible.ICT Solutions for the elderly
AgeingWell 2013Active and Healthy Ageing EIPhttp://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?section=active-healthy-ageing&pg=about
AgeingWell 2013Target: +2 Healthy Life Years by 2020A Triple Win For EuropeHealth & quality of life of European citizens, incl. older peopleImprovingLong-term sustainability & efficiency of Europe’s health and socialcare systemsSupportingCompetitiveness & markets for innovative products & services =growth and jobsFostering
AgeingWell 2013Ageing Well- The overall EU pictureeHealthProven IdeasHorizon 2020eHealthHealthICT &AgeingHorizon 2020NewKnowledgeMoreYearsBetterLivesAlzheimer’sJPIsnPublic HealthProgrammeStructuralFundsEIBESFCEFDeployment supportEvidence andinnovationguidelinesResearch Innovation DeploymentNew solutionsAAL JPV2Active and Healthy Ageing Partnership
AgeingWell 2013European Innovation Partnership on Active & Healthy Ageinghealth &quality of lifeof Europeancitizensgrowth &expansionof EUindustrysustainable& efficientcaresystems+2 HLY by 2020Triple win for Europe Improving prescriptions andadherence to treatmentBetter management of health:preventing fallsPreventing functional decline &frailtyIntegrated care for chronicconditions, incl. telecareICT solutions for independentliving & active ageingAge-friendly cities andenvironmentsSpecific actionscrosscutting, connecting & engaging stakeholders across sectors, from private & public sectorPillar IPreventionscreeningearlydiagnosisPillar IICare &curePillar IIIIndependentliving &active ageing
AgeingWell 2013Barriers to deployment (eHealth incl. Ageing Well)• lack of awareness of, and confidence in eHealth solutions among patients,citizens and healthcare professionals;• lack of interoperability between eHealth solutions;• limited large-scale evidence of the cost-effectiveness of eHealth tools andservices;• lack of legal clarity for health and wellbeing mobile applications and the lackof transparency regarding the utilisation of data collected by such applications;• inadequate or fragmented legal frameworks including the lack ofreimbursement schemes for eHealth services;• high start-up costs involved in setting up eHealth systems;• regional differences in accessing ICT services, limited access in deprived areas
AgeingWell 2013Horizon 2020•The new 80 billion euro research and innovation funding programme (2014-2020)•A single programme bringing together three separate programmes/ initiatives *•Coupling research to innovation – from research to retail, all forms ofinnovation•Focus on societal challenges facing EU society, e.g. health, clean energy andtransport•Simplified access, for all companies, universities, institutes in all EU countriesand beyond* The 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), innovation aspects of Competitiveness and InnovationFramework Programme (CIP), EU contribution to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
AgeingWell 2013Simplification: Rules for Participation1. A single set of rulesAdapted for the whole research and innovation cycleCovering all research programmes and funding bodiesAligned to the Financial Regulation, coherent with other new EU Programmes2. One project – one funding rateMaximum of 100% of the total eligible costs (except for actions close to market,where a 70% maximum will apply)Indirect eligible costs: a flat rate of 20% of direct eligible costs3. Simple evaluation criteriaExcellence – Impact – Implementation (Excellence only, for the ERC)4. New forms of funding aimed at innovation: pre-commercialprocurement, inducement prizes, dedicated loan and equity instruments5. International participation: facilitated but better protectingEU interests
AgeingWell 2013Simplification: Rules for Participation6. Simpler rules for grants: broader acceptance of participantsaccounting practices for direct costs, flat rate for indirect costs, no time-sheets forpersonnel working full time on a project, possibility of output-based grants7. Fewer, better targeted controls and auditsLowest possible level of requirements for submission of audit certificates withoutundermining sound financial managementAudit strategy focused on risk and fraud prevention8. Improved rules on intellectual propertyBalance between legal security and flexibilityTailor-made IPR provisions for new forms of fundingA new emphasis on open access to research publications
AgeingWell 2013ICT in Horizon 2020•The overall aim of EU research and innovation in information andcommunication (ICTs) under Horizon 2020 is to bring the benefitsof progress in these technologies to European citizens andbusinesses.•ICT is essential to address Europes societal challenges. It bringsunique responses e.g. to the growing needs for sustainablehealthcare and ageing well, for better security and privacy, for alower carbon economy and for intelligent transport.
AgeingWell 2013ICT in Horizon 2020- Budgetary issuesUnofficial proposal, 16 billion euros for ICT budget•4 billion euros for Scientific Excellence (mostly FET actions).•8 billion euros for Industrial Leadership; some to Public-Private Partnerships(PPPs)•4 billion euros for Societal Challenges nominally for ICT activities…in the Societal Challenges it may be difficult to isolate this nominal 4 billioneuros for ICT, as the themes for Societal Challenges are sector based …•Health, demographic change and well-being;•Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research, and thebio-economy;•Secure, clean and efficient energy;•Smart, green and integrated transport;•Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials;•Inclusive, innovative and secure societies.
AgeingWell 2013Roadmap Horizon 2020•Ongoing: Parliament and Council negotiations on Commissionproposals and budget for Horizon 2020•2012- 2013: Final calls under 7th Framework Programme forResearch to bridge gap towards Horizon 2020•By end 2013: Adoption of legislative acts by Parliament andCouncil on Horizon 2020•1/1/2014: Horizon 2020 starts; launch of first calls, good luck!