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.