This Challenge Prize aims to identify an innovation that uses the Internet of Things to empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently.
The most innovative ideas will be helped to develop prototypes and business plans. Fifteen finalists will be invited to a social innovation mentoring academy (held in Brussels, in July 2016) and will receive expert coaching and support to develop their idea.
The winner will be awarded a prize of €50,000.
The Active and Assistive Living (AAL) programme funds projects in public-private partnership in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) for active and healthy ageing.
The aim of the Smart Ageing Prize is to source innovations in internet connected devices and technologies (Internet of Things) that empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to. The innovation should present a business opportunity which improves connectivity between older adults, devices and technologies related to any aspect of their life (for example, home, social, work, study, transport or services).
The Prize is open to individuals, groups and organisations from the 28 member countries of the European Union, as well as Israel, Canada, Norway and Switzerland.