The objective of the Ambient Assist Living (AAL) Joint Programme is to enhance the quality of life of older people and strengthen the related industrial base in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The main activity under the AAL Joint Programme is the funding of R&D projects in the AAL domain that result from regularly published calls for proposals.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible a company must be part of a European consortium application that is assessed centrally in Europe. Irish companies that are clients of Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland or Shannon Development are eligible to participate as members of a multinational consortium. Each consortium is required to nominate a Consortium Leader who will submit the application on behalf of the consortium.
A limited participation of Higher Education Institutions in association with Irish companies may be possible.
FUNDING: Up to 50% of a company’s R&D costs towards an AAL project can be supported. Enterprise Ireland will provide up to €500,000 of national funding for Call 3 activity in Ireland. This will be supplemented by approximately €333,000 of funding from the EU (through the AAL Association).