18
Jun

Get your early bird tickets!

With registration for the AAL Forum 2018 now open, we’re offering you some fantastic early bird prices if you book your tickets now. These low prices give you the cost-effective opportunity to explore this unique event. This year’s Forum is taking place in Bilbao, the beating heart of Biscay and a region home to one of the oldest societies in the world, making it the perfect place for an event focused on innovation and the elderly. AAL invites you to discover the latest advances in ICT technology that helps older people live longer, healthier lives. As well as more opportunities to see and use the latest technology designed for older people than ever before, we want you to voice your...
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11
Jun

AAL FORUM 2018 Registration opening soon!

Join us at the AAL Forum 2018 in Bilbao, the heart of the spectacular Biscay region of Spain, to celebrate some of the greatest and innovative developments happening right now in the field of active and healthy ageing In its ninth year, the forum is one of the largest European events for presenting, sharing and supporting the best of current research and practice for helping older people live longer, healthier lives. Our theme this year is “Ageing well in the digital age: A growing community of change makers”, with emphasis on driving the future of digital transformation of health and social inclusion. The AAL Forum 2018 is an unmissable opportunity to test, touch and interact with the latest technological advances,...
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1
Jun

AAL2Business workshop: Join a quest for viable business models

Improve your chances for successful commercialisation through business model experimentation and validation. The interactive AAL2Business workshop will take place before the start of the AAL Forum 2018 on Monday 24th September. This hugely valuable workshop will focus on how AAL projects can apply new business development principles to design and test business models and value propositions quickly, to find out if those are viable for future AAL markets. New business development principles such as business model design, lean startup and customer development, are radically changing how R&D is transformed into commercial success. The AAL2Business workshop provides an excellent opportunity for you to learn about these new, interesting and important techniques on business modelling to give your product a real chance in...
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1
Jun

AAL2Business Venture Academy: Commercialisation & Investment Readiness

Through a combination of interactive group participation sessions and one-on-one mentoring, AAL is offering an intensive, one-day academy to help AAL start-ups get their foot through the investment door. Don’t miss out – sign up now. A handful of the most promising AAL projects are to get an excellent opportunity to take-part in the AAL2Business Venture Academy, designed to help them prepare for future investment opportunities. This special Academy will take place on Tuesday, 25th September 2018, and run alongside the official AAL Forum 2018. The intense training day will provide the selected would-be entrepreneurs valuable guidance on commercialisation of services and products, business modelling, investment readiness, how to seek funding, the investment cycle and the different types of investment...
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15
May

HACKATHON: Hack4Elder advantAGE – Save The Dates: 22-23 September!

On September 22 and 23, the University of Deusto organizes this international event in Biscay, at the Euskalduna Conference Center (Bilbao) The weekend before the AAL Forum 2018 starts, a Hackathon Hack4Elder advantAGE, organized by the University of Deusto, will take place. This event is aimed at both national and international participants. The AAL hackathon invites you to bring your team or to register alone to be conformed into a participating group in need of your expertise to step up to the challenge. Come to work on developing technological and/or non-technological solutions, services, new economic models, and/or new pathways that may help the elderly release their full potential and added value in society in a creative, interdisciplinary and intergenerational environment....
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23
Apr

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS IS OVER: THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

The call for workshops for the AAL FORUM this year is over. Thanks so much to all of you for your contributions that will allow us to bring the most interesting  sessions to configure an outstanding event. The AAL Forum 2018 will be showcasing some amazing technology, addressing this year’s main topic – “AGEING WELL IN THE DIGITAL AGE: A growing community of change makers”. The thematic areas are: Theme 1: DEMAND-DRIVEN TRACK: REGULATED MARKETS Theme 2: LIFE AFTER AAL – ENSURING AAL SOLUTIONS GETTING TO THE MARKET Theme 3: BUSINESS TO CONSUMER MARKET: THE SILVER ECONOMY DIMENSION Theme 4: AAL-RELATED ECO-SYSTEMS Theme 5: OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS We have received more than 50 proposals. This high number reflects the great interest...
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13
Apr

Call for workshops deadline extended for one week until 20 April 2018

The final call for workshops has been extended for one more week so don’t worry, you have until the 20th April to submit your proposal for a workshop – and what a fantastic opportunity to present at this year’s AAL Forum it is.  The AAL Forum will be showcasing some amazing technology, addressing this year’s main topic – “AGEING WELL IN THE DIGITAL AGE: A growing community of change makers”  The thematic areas are: Theme 1: DEMAND-DRIVEN TRACK: REGULATED MARKETS Theme 2: LIFE AFTER AAL – ENSURING AAL SOLUTIONS GETTING TO THE MARKET Theme 3: BUSINESS TO CONSUMER MARKET: THE SILVER ECONOMY DIMENSION Theme 4: AAL-RELATED ECO-SYSTEMS Theme 5: OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS Please read carefully all the information about the call...
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15
Mar

Workshops at the AAL Forum 2018

Once again, the AAL Forum will be showcasing some amazing technology, addressing this year’s main topic – “AGEING WELL IN THE DIGITAL AGE: A growing community of change makers” During the forum we will be exploring how AAL technology and solutions in Europe acknowledge and overcome the obstacles between progressive everyday technology and vital human connections and social interactions. You are encouraged to actively take part in workshops and sessions divided across five thematic tracks that act as the pillars of the 2017 Forum. Theme 1: DEMAND-DRIVEN TRACK: REGULATED MARKETS This theme aims to engage the demand side of Active Assisted Living regulated markets in health, care, wellbeing, housing etc., presenting complementary perspectives influencing the AAL solutions roll-out. Among them,...
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11
Oct

Recap: AAL Forum 2017

The AAL Forum 2017, Europe’s premier event in the field of active and healthy ageing, took place in the beautiful Convento de São Francisco in Coimbra, Portugal, bringing nearly 800 delegates together to discuss the latest developments in this rapidly growing field. The venue, which dates back to the beginning of the 17th century, was recently refurbished, seamlessly blending the old with the new to create an inspiring venue for all involved. Reimagining the old was a running theme of the event, with finance editor of The Economist Sacha Nauta delivering a stirring speech on the opening evening about what it means to be old today. A new demographic of older people has emerged – “the new old” – who...
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28
Sep

Download the “Coimbra City Tour” app

To help you explore Coimbra to its full potential, the AAL Forum 2017 recommends downloading the app ‘Coimbra City Tour’, and invites you to discover the city. The easy-to-use app is provided by the Central Portuguese tourism board and transforms your smartphone or tablet into a tailor-made, customisable audio tour. Simply add your available times and interests into the app, and the guide will create a route to match your requirements. It will work easily around any spare minutes you have outside of the AAL Forum and will offer the best options available to you, taking into consideration opening and closing times of monuments and where you wish to begin and end your tour. If you are worried about revisiting...
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