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Assessing the State of the Art and Supporting an Evidence-Based Uptake and Evolution of Open Service Platforms in the Active and Healthy Ageing Domain

Objective

Ageing presents one of the greatest socio-economic challenges of the 21st century. According to estimates more than 20% of Europeans will be 65 or older by 2025. Reacting to related puzzlements of demographic shifts and ageing in general, and guaranteeing the availability of the required structure to help Europe utilise the active and healthy ageing sector’s opportunities, the EU has devoted a high level of resources to ICT projects in the field of active and healthy ageing. As such a considerable number of open source platforms for the development of innovative solutions in the AHA domain have been created. These platforms, such as universAAL and FIWARE and several others, are operational on similar services within the same domain, either competing or complementing each-other, urging for more interoperability among them.
Responding to the numerous critical voices that have been raised due to the persisting fragmentation of the active and healthy ageing market; and the lack of interoperability of the various solutions deployed or difficulties with the large scale uptake of the platforms by their targeted users, the aim of the PlatformUptake.eu project is to observe, analyse and understand the whole ecosystem of open service platforms and their related networks, and depict a picture describing the whole ecosystem with its achievements and potentials, targeting all user groups while also generating synergies among platforms and their related projects in the AHA and IoT domain. For a period of 26 months, the PlatformUptake.eu project will assess the societal impact of existing platforms, create monitoring and evaluation toolkits, collect successful user stories and best practices, promote interoperability and define guidelines for a common evolution of such platforms within existing policy frameworks and initiatives. Seeking to support the large-scale uptake of the platforms, PlatformUptake.eu proposes the creation of an online information hub which provides descriptive and support materials on all existing platforms, the organisation of several stakeholder events, as well as a Massive Open Online Course for promoting synergies, knowledge exchange and a common understanding among all stakeholders in the Active and Healthy Ageing market.
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Coordinator

SYNYO GmbH

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Otto-Bauer-Gasse 5/14
1060 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 315 500

Participants (11)

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 81 172,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 108 473,75

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 104 125

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 122 500

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 69 750

AFEDEMY, ACADEMY ON AGE-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENTS IN EUROPE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 174 500

CARITAS DIOCESANA DE COIMBRA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 81 562,50

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 118 275

UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 68 500

STICHTING SMART HOMES

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 81 500

ETABLISSEMENTSA LIEVENS LANCKMAN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 121 562,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 875452

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    28 February 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.4.1.

H2020-EU.3.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 447 421,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 447 421,25

Coordinated by:

SYNYO GmbH

Austria