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  • Active and Assisted Living Programme - Smart Ageing Prize

    Created: 15/04/2021

    The topic for the Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL) Call 2021 is Advancing inclusive health & care solutions for ageing well in the new decade.

    The challenge prize is seeking solutions that support, empower and inspire older adults to engage in entrepreneurship, for example through the creation of intergenerational teams and skills-sharing, or digital solutions to help bring to life the entrepreneurial ideas and energy of the 60+ age group.

    The Call 2021 would like to stress three elements, namely an inclusive health & care approach (health prevention, preservation of physical & mental health, social participation), the stimulation and upscaling of innovation in active & healthy ageing through health & care eco-systems and the accessibility of digital solutions to end users, e.g through education for greater e-literacy.


    • Minimum: €5,000
    • Maximum: €35,000
    • Annually awarded: €50,000

    The total prize fund is €50,000 with a first prize of €35,000, second prize €10,000 and judges choice award of €5,000. 15 semi-finalists will receive a EUR 500 product/prototype development grant. Finalists will also benefit from non-financial support.

    Who can apply?

    This prize is open to individuals, groups and organisations located in the “EU 28” countries plus Canada, Taiwan and the countries Associated to Horizon 2020. Applicants must be aged 18 or over.

    Apply online on the AAL website.

    The next deadline is 17:00 on 21 May 2021.

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