The Smart Ageing Prize is an initiative of the AAL Association, supported by Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre.
The Active and Assistive Living (AAL) Programme is a €700 million funding initiative focused exclusively on developing ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing.
The overall objective of AAL is to enhance the quality of life of older adults while strengthening the industrial base in Europe through the use of ICT.
The 2016 Smart Ageing Prize.
This second Challenge Prize is a follow up to the first Smart Ageing Prize which ran in 2016. The Smart Ageing Prize was a €50,000 prize for the best innovation in internet-connected devices and technologies that will empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently. The prize attracted 175 applications from 26 countries. 15 of the most promising entries were selected as Finalists and attended a social innovation mentoring academy in Brussels to receive support to develop a final detailed business plan. Five Finalists were invited to pitch their ideas at the AAL Forum, where Activ84Health Explorer (now Memoride) was announced as the winner of the €50,000 prize.
The first Smart Ageing Prize
The aim of this Prize was to “stimulate technological innovations that improved older people’s quality of life.” We received 175 eligible applications from 26 different countries. Activ84Health Explorer was announced as the winner and received their €50,000 award