Matchmaking 

This AAL Forum 2017 will feature a matchmaking event which helps organise informal meetings between participants. The event brings together potential business and cooperation partners to talk about their work and strike up real collaborations across borders.

How to take part

This year’s matchmaking will be coordinated through the AAL app, which can be downloaded through the iTunes App Store for iPhone or on Play Store for Androidaalforum17

Once you’ve downloaded the app, prepare your profile and make it available in the “Matchmaking” area by entering your code of registration or email address. 

You will then be able to check other delegates’ profiles and see who is available to meet. You can chat with people using the app before arranging a meeting.

Once you decide you want to arrange a meeting with someone, you can schedule a meeting with them on the app. There will be a room dedicated for these meetings.

Registered participants

Listed below are the delegates who have registered for the matchmaking event. But don't worry if you haven't signed up already – you can still take part by downloading the app and setting up your profile now!

Name Affiliation Type of Organisation Description
Stefan Shürz LIFEtool End user LIFEtool is an Austrian NPO that develops apps, and performs pilot operations, to help improve the user experience. LIFEtool has been active in AAL projects, drawing upon experience in project and network management, software development and end-user evaluation. LIFEtool has an open mind about projects in technology, science, business and works relating to educators, psychologists and software developers.
Georg Aumayr Johanniter End user Georg is the head of R&D at Johanniter, an Austrian run ambulance, mobile care and disaster relief service. The research and innovation department is active in national and international projects with their main work orientated around the needs of patients and vulnerable people. Georg’s main areas of expertise lie in health care technologies and social interaction systems for vulnerable groups.
Joao Guerreiro University of Algarve – School of Health University Joao is a professor in the Prosthetics & Orthotics Department at the university, which has research groups in the fields of engineering and health that work toward promoting solutions for better active ageing. Joao has experience in several areas of prosthetics, spine braces, lower extremity orthotics and wheelchairs and has a great interest in the areas of mobility and assistive technology innovation.
Johanna Ludwig Exthex GmbH SME Exthex is an R&D company that focuses on close-to-market operations byfounding spin-offs based on successful research projects and establishes them for the long-term market. One example is Emma, a flexible living assistant that has an integrated supporting service that allows older adults to stay independent. Ethex puts the focus on research in the future markets of AAL, IoT and smart energy management.
Sabrina Stani Exthex GmbH SME Exthex is an R&D company that focuses on close-to-market operations byfounding spin-offs based on successful research projects and establishes them for the long-term market. One example is Emma, a flexible living assistant that has an integrated supporting service that allows older adults to stay independent. Ethex puts the focus on research in the future markets of AAL, IoT and smart energy management.
Ulrike Liebert Generation 65 Plus Gmbh Consultancy Generation 65 Plus works on diverse projects in the area of Silver Economy and develops concepts that help people in the third phase of life to become more independent in the areas of housing, leisure, travel and jobs after retirement. Through their online platform they make high-quality offers, which are adapted to the needs of older people, visible.
Kostas Giokas EU Projects SME The activities of the R&D SingularLogic team span over the following main different application areas: E-accessibility, health and independent living, Future Internet Enterprises, Smart Cities, E-Government, E-Learning. Kostas Giokas, Esq has been an IT consultant since 1994, working in multiple firms and projects in London UK with a CV of university degrees in the same field.
Luís Ferreira Sensing Future Technologies SME Luis is CTO and Co-Founder of Sensing Future Technology who designs, develops and implement technological medical devices in a unique synergy between Engineering and Health. A multidisciplinary team has experience and expertise in the fields of mechanical engineering, biomechanics, electrical engineering and computer science.
Jose Ignacio Bartolome Ideable Solutions SME Jose is the CEO of Ideable, a start-up focused on aging and technology with an R&D department that works on different AAL, H2020 and Eurostars programmes. Jose has been involved in many R&D and commericial ICT projects regarding aging, care, eHealth and technology and has designed the kwido platform that included cognitive stimulation tools.
Tore Rismyhr Hitch As SME
Stefan Kroll terzStiftung End user Stefan is Deputy Managing Director at terzStiftung, a Swiss foundation operating as a representative body for mature people and as a service provider in the market for elderly people by focusing on research, stakeholder-dialogue and testing of products, facilities and services. Stefan is involved in several other international projects and has several years of international professional experience in strategic management consulting, market research and international business promotion.
Artur Serrano Norwegian Technical and Natural Sciences University University NTNU is responsible for higher education in technology in Norway and is the country’s top institution for the education of engineers. The Welfare Technology area at NTNU is looking at: Dementia Care Continuous Care, social robots, technology aided treatment and prevention.
Jonathan Gomez-Raja FundeSalud, Regional Ministry of Health and Social Policies Government of Extremadura Government Jonathan is head of RDI at FundeSalud which manages research and training programmes at the Regional Healthcare (SES) and Dependency/Sociosantiary System (SEPAD). FundeSalud also works with the University of Extremadura and other public/private research centres. Jonathan’s principle aim is to promote research, innovation and internationalisation in the public and social system in the autonomous region of Extremadura.
Rosa Almeida IDES S.L. R&D Rosa is gerontologist and R&D projects managed in IDES, with a goal of strengthening the R&D of INTRAS – its holding company – in mental health and ageing. Its portfolio of products and services includes: different software patents in the social and health care field. Rosa collaborates in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of regional, national and European ecosystems of through the quadruple helix of innovation.
Carla Santos INOVA+ SME Carla is the director of R&D at INOVA+ which supports the growth of organisation through innovation, internationalisation and access to financing. INOVA+ works in the areas of start-ups, growth, and expansion of innovation technologies. Carla has an extensive CV in computer science and project management.
Marco Duarte INOVA+ Consultancy Marco is manager of INOVA+’s OLA project, a virtual presence that enables older adults to live a more independent life. INOVA+ works in the areas of start-ups, growth, and expansion of innovation technologies. Marco has a degree and experience in project management, leading and participating in various European IT projects.
Tor Jo Meyer iGlobalTracking AS Other Tor is founder and CEO of iGlobalTracking AS, a software development company that has developed a platform for the integration of AAL technology with customers in several sectors in the AAL and security fields. Tor founded several enterprises in the first cloud-computing companies in the world, with vast experience with techn start-ups and AAL solution architecture.
Attilia Kelemen ProSelf Inc. SME ProfSelf Inc. with over 10 years of experience in human diagnostics, their research covers the assessment of social networks, personality and attitudes. SOLARIS is a personal assistant programme that improves the quality of life and social relationships of the user.
Henk Herman Nap Vilans R&D Vilans is the national Centre of Expertise for Long-term Care in the Netherlands, with a strong focus on the co-design, evaluation, and implementation of AAL services & technologies.
Vilans is looking for additional customers for our AAL developments (eWare, Palette, Happy Walker) and partners for further enhancements.
Oscar Zanutto ISRAA End user Oscar is the chief of ISRAA’s European Project Office, an Italian public elderly care provider covering the needs of nursing homes for the physically and psychologically impaired, and care homes for dementia suffers. Oscar is a psychologist and manager of several EU projects/topics including: VR use in rehabilitation, community-based ICT intervention, and behavioural change training models.
Dawid Krysinski ASM SME Dawid is junior project manager at ASM, a private R&D centre that specialises in socio-economic research and market and business analysis, covering 40 EU funded projects and two AAL projects. Dawid focuses on the preparation of market and social analysis, exploitation plans, IPR strategies and business models in the areas of energy efficiency and active ageing in the EU.
Hakan Isaksson HTS Group SME HTS Group is a private limited company in the assistive technology business and has an agent and dealer for international brands, an international retail network, and is exploitation partner in the wearable technology project AXO-SUIT. The wearable robotics will support people to live a comfortable life.
Cibrán Ledo Imatia Innovation, S.L. SME Cibrán the project manager of the R&D department at Imatia Innovation, which focuses on creating technologies that improve productivity when developing software applications. Cibrán’s work comprises of applying artificial intelligence, eHealth and mobile technologies for connected cars.
Sira López Imatia Innovation, S.L. SME Sira is team leader of the R&D department at Imatia Innovation, which focuses on creating technologies that improve productivity when developing software applications. Sira has participated in several R&D projects and her work comprises of applying articificial intelligence technologies to different business areas such as eHealth and renewable energy.
Davide Tuis ISRAA End user Davide has been working with ISRAA in developing and implementing projects. ISRAA is an Italian public elderly care provider covering the needs of nursing homes for the physically and psychologically impaired, and care homes for dementia suffers. Davide’s main areas of interest include: ICT application in elderly care, innovation in social housing, and integrated care.
Vadim Kramar Oulu University of Applied Sciences University Vadim is in charge of international and national R&D project preparation and coordination at the University. He is also a technical lead and software architect on one of the R&D teams at Oamk which develops a concept of Smart Living, a concept of building people-orientated lifestyles supported by smart environment and smart spaces.
Alexey Andrushevich iHomeLab R&D iHomeLab is the Swiss think tank and research lab for building intelligence. The project provides support to informal carers in terms of their comprehensive training towards improving care-related skills and alleviating their psychological burden through structured training, experience sharing with formal carers, programmes for continuous support.
Marcus Borrmann FH JOANNEUM GmbH University of Applied Sciences University Marcus is researcher and scientific assistant in the universities health department. The leading university in applied sciences offers nearly 50 programmes in the areas of engineering, health studies, management and building, energy and society. Marcus is working on I-SHARE which looks at integrative strategies for healthy ageing regions for the successful deployment of AAL technologies.
Paul Panek Vienna University of Technology University Members of the faculty come from backgrounds that include computer science, engineering, psychology, design, medical informatics, assistive technology and ethics. Their research draws on research from these areas, combined with participatory user engagement, to make practical and theoretical contributions to the human-centred design of technologies that enhance interactive experiences and quality of life.
Daniel Bieber Institute for Social Research and Social Economics in Saarbrücken R&D Daniel is a teaching professor and as the managing and scientific director at the institution which has experience in the field of care, organisational, technological and institutional changes in the working environment, their effects on society, and future technologies. Daniel’s research focuses on: non-technical success factors of technical innovation, and innovative services.
Liselore Snaphaan GGzE End user GGzE is one of the largest mental healthcare organisation in southern Netherlands. They provide healthcare in all psychiatric work fields and also have an innovation lab and three research programs. Liselore is interested in how to help the elderly stay happy at home for longer and is looking for partners to explore innovative ideas, develop products, and marketable innovations.
Jasskko Hallila Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences University Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences specialises in well-being technology and is looking for project ideas that include this technology or well-being at work, as well as robotics. They are currently building a simulation centre for well-being technology. Jasskko has participated in several transnational eHealth projects and was lead partner for DG Connect.
Monica Florea SIVECO Romania Large industry Monica is the head of the European Projects Department and leads SIVECO, a private company that provides software solutions in eLearning, eHealth, eAgriculture, and eGov fields implementing turnkey projects. SIVECO is on the most successful software integrators from central and eastern Europe with experience in many R&D projects in AAL and Horizon 2020.
Paulo Menezes Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica - Coimbra R&D Paulo is associated with the Active Perception Team of ISR – UC, which promotes advanced multidisciplinary R&D in the areas not inclusive of mobile autonomous robotics, intelligent transportation systems, search and rescue robotics, computer vision, medical robotics, biomedical engineering, intelligent energy systems.