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SILVER

Project reference: 287609
Funded under

Supporting Independent LiVing for the Elderly through Robotics

From 2012-01-01 to 2016-08-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 187 953

EU contribution:

EUR 2 609 529

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CPCSA - Combined Collaborative Project and Coordination and Support Action

SILVER searches for new robotics based technologies to assist elderly people in their everyday lives. Their purpose is to help older people to continue independent living at home even if they have physical or cognitive disabilities. U unique aspect of SILVER is that it uses a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) process to identify and select the new technologies and solutions. In Europe, the PCP has so far been an under-utilized tool for promoting innovation. One of the aims of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the PCP approach to address societal and governmental needs. In total 33 tenders have been received which will be reviewed by a panel of experts on elderly care, robotics and/or general business knowledge. Their preliminary ranking will be inspected and reviewed by a panel which will make the final decision on which tenderers are to be awarded contracts.

Objective

The SILVER project has two concrete primary objectives. The first is to establish and validate a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) process in the participating countries. The second is to use that process to identify new technologies and services to address the challenge of Supporting the Independent living of the Elderly through Robotics.<br/>By the completion of this project there will be a fully documented PCP process, capable of being run as a joint cross-border PCP call for tender with the participating countries. Together with this process there will be supporting artefacts, such as application forms and document templates, which can be used by procurers wishing to run a PCP call. Additionally, the awareness and procurement competencies of local, regional and national public/private purchasers in the field of elderly care and of public authorities running research activities will have been upgraded.<br/>For addressing the independent living of the elderly a number of pilot research and development projects will be executed to develop innovative new solutions and technologies. These projects, identified through an open call using the PCP process, will run through a 3 phased life-cycle. This life-cycle will start with short feasibility studies to allow selected highly innovative ideas to be tested in a controlled way to mitigate the inherent risk that innovation brings. Those ideas that prove their viability will then go through a further selection process. The most promising projects will then be selected to develop prototypes and the most promising of those further again into small scale test series of first end-products and thus accelerate their route to commercialisation.<br/>By involving purchasers of care services for the elderly as partners within the SILVER project, we will provide these R&D pilots with intelligent lead customers able to assess and shape the solutions. This, together with the enhanced awareness that these purchasers will gain through their involvement, will greatly increase the chance that the ideas will be purchased when they become commercially available products.

Related information

Coordinator

The Technology Strategy Board
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 1 343 717


North Star House, North Star Avenue B1
SN2 1JF Swindon
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Stephen Browning
Tel.: +447780222485
Fax: +441793442797
E-mail

Participants

ODENSE KOMMUNE
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 122 176


FLAKHAVEN 2
5000 ODENSE C
Denmark
Administrative contact: René Lorenz
Tel.: +45 63 75 30 01
E-mail
REGION SYDDANMARK
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 181 688


DAMHAVEN 12
7100 VEJLE
Denmark
Administrative contact: Hasse Petersen
Tel.: +45 76631000
E-mail
VANTAAN KAUPUNKI
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 0


Asematie 7
01710 Vantaa
Finland
Administrative contact: Ari Toiva
Tel.: +358983927222
E-mail
FORUM VIRIUM HELSINKI OY
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 213 597


Aleksanterinkatu 16-18
00170 Helsinki
Finland
Administrative contact: Marja Mattila
Tel.: +358407440067
Fax: +358 508 372 1585
E-mail
OULUN KAUPUNKI
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 0


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90015 OULUN KAUPUNKI
Finland
Administrative contact: Anna Haverinen
Tel.: +358407034018
E-mail
AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 74 696


OTAKAARI 1
02150 ESPOO
Finland
Administrative contact: Petra Turkama
Tel.: +358403538369
Fax: +358 9 4313 8391
E-mail
BRAINPORT DEVELOPMENT NV
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 152 709


EMMASINGEL 11
5611 AZ EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Anne Landstra
Tel.: +31651185243
E-mail
GEMEENTE EINDHOVEN
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 18 255


STADHUISPLEIN 10
5600 RB EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Ingrid Widdershoven
Tel.: +31 40 2384756
E-mail
MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 161 356


BEZUIDENHOUTSEWEG 73
2595 AC The Hague
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Carla Dekker
Tel.: +31886025365
E-mail
VERKET FÖR INNOVATIONSSYSTEM
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 126 260


Mäster Samuelsgatan 56
10158 STOCKHOLM
Sweden
Administrative contact: Ann-Mari Fineman
Tel.: +4684733168
E-mail
VASTERAS KOMMUN
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 159 505


STADSHUSET
721 87 VASTERAS
Sweden
Administrative contact: Lena Grapp
Tel.: +46 21 39 1103
E-mail
STOCKPORT METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 55 570


STOPFORD HOUSE PICCADILLY
SK1 3XE STOCKPORT
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Andy Bleaden
Tel.: +447946481674
E-mail

Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 102144 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11