AAL Smart Solutions for Ageing Well

Application deadline

May 28, 2018 - 5:00pm

AAL Call 2018 is part of the Active & Assisted Living Programme (AAL Programme) that was approved in May 2014 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

Denmark participates in the pilot call for AAL Programme Call 2018’s “Small Collaborative Projects”. The call focus on creating ICT based solutions supporting “Smart Solutions for ageing well”.

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is concepts, products and services which combine new technologies and the social environment in order to improve quality of life. AAL programme is EU programme supporting smart ICT solutions for the aging population.

The AAL Call 2018 has the following key features that differ from previous AAL calls:

  • AAL Call 2018 is open to collaborative projects developing innovative new ICT-based solutions targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domain, with a focus on specified markets.
  • AAL Call 2018 allows for more flexibility regarding the scope, size and duration of the proposed projects

Collaborative project proposals must demonstrate a clear route to market and added-value for the different types of end-users. The suggested solutions need to be embedded into the strategies of the participating organisations, service providers and business partners. The wishes and aspirations of older adults in combination with the demands from the other stakeholders involved – e.g. providers of services and solutions and payers - will have a critical role in shaping useful and attractive AAL solutions with a high market potential.

“Small Collaborative Projects” are carried out by consortia composed by at least 3 organisations from 3 different AAL member states supporting the call.

Small collaborative projects
Over the years end-user groups and other partners in consortia reported that it is difficult to fully explore new approaches or target new business sectors or stakeholder groups within the close framework and time schedule of a fixed multi-annual project. There is a need for more flexible and short-term possibilities for substantial cooperation. The 2018 call will respond by offering flexible frameworks for developing ICT-based solutions for ageing societies.

Small collaborative projects have duration of 6 months, a maximum co-funding budget of €300.000 and leaner application and reporting procedures. The main objective of the small collaborative projects is the exploration of new ideas, concepts and approaches for ICT-based solutions for older adults. They should reach out to new stakeholders for inclusion in (future) development of AAL solutions, build strong collaborations with end user organisations, support community building with new customers and create shared agendas.

The following AAL member states participate in the call for Small Collaborative Projects:
Austria, Belgium (Brussels and Flanders), Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania (TBC), Spain (Biscay province)

Innovation Fund Denmark Collaborate with Danish Regions in the Call
Partners from all Danish regions can get up to up to €50.000 in cofounding from IFD and EU per project.

Region Southern Denmark and Region Central Denmark have decided to co-fund partners from their regions. Project partners from those regions can apply for up to €100.000 per project.

*Region Southern Denmark can cofound regional partners in 2-3 projects. Region Central Denmark is awaiting a political approval of a budget for cofounding regional partners in 4-5 projects.

Funding rates follow IFD general terms and conditions for international projects. Max funding to all Danish partners in a project is €50.000/€100.000.


This application is part of


  • The call is planned to be launched in February 2018 with a submission deadline for proposals at the 28. May 2018.
  • Read more details here: aal-europe.eu

AAL objectives

  • Extending the time people can live in their preferred environment by increasing their autonomy, self-confidence and mobility;
  • Supporting the preservation of health and functional capabilities of the elderly,
  • Promoting a better and healthier lifestyle for individuals at risk;
  • Enhancing security, preventing social isolation and supporting the preservation of the multifunctional network around the individual;
  • Supporting carers, families and care organisations;
  • Increasing the efficiency and productivity of used resources in the ageing societies.

Få yderligere oplysninger og rådgivning hos:

Region Syddanmark     
Else Dyekjær Mejer 
Tlf.: +32 2 285 40 96
Mail: edm@southdenmark.be

Allan Nordby Ottesen
Tlf.: +32 477 770 881
Mail: ano@southdenmark.be

Region Midtjylland         
Lina Christensen
Tlf.: +32 2 880 34 03
Mail: lc@CentralDenmark.eu

Marie Heilskou Pedersen
Tlf.: +32 28 80 3416
Mail: mhp@CentralDenmark.eu

Region Nordjylland    
Kirsten Ejdum Bøgh
Tlf.: +32 477 823 711
Mail: keb@ndeu.dk

Søren Bjerregaard Pedersen
Tlf.: +45 2027 9242
Mail sbp@ndeu.dk

Region Sjælland              
Xenia Lauritsen
Tlf.: +32 485 983 606
Mail: xrl@zealanddenmark.eu

Region Hovedstaden    
Rasmus Mørk 
Tlf.: +45 3866 5591
Mail: RAM@cphoffice.eu