29
Aug

Message from the AAL President – PETER SARAGA

For any AAL Forum regular, Peter Saraga will be a familiar figure, seen every year enthusiastically parading the exhibition floor, speaking at workshops and taking part in plenary debates covering all aspects of active and healthy ageing. Of course, he will be at the forum again in Bilbao in September, but this year will be his first as the President of AAL, a position that gives him the chance to set out a clear vision for the programme as it enters the last two years of its current funding cycle and looks confidently into the future. Saraga, who spent much of his working life involved in the development of technological innovation with Philips, believes he is taking over the AAL...
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28
Aug

AAL FORUM Exhibitors – Carinthia University of Applied Sciences – Exhibitor Nº2

EXHIBITOR NUMBER 2: Carinthia University of Applied Sciences  –  PROJECT NAME:  Smart VitAALity The AAL Research Unit at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences looks at how to fluidly link technologies with social environments and they are doing this through the methodology of a Living Lab. This unit participates in developing concepts, products and services in the areas of smart homes, smart health and smart interaction to improve the quality of life of older adults, under the project title, Smart VitAALity. Smart VitAALity is implementing and evaluating the integration of AAL systems in 100 senior households in a long-term trail lasting 15 months with 230 users and will be testing the integration of tailoring AAL services that focus on the needs of future...
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27
Aug

AAL Forum Exhibitors – University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg – Exhibitor 1

With the AAL Forum only a month away, we will be posting a small description of the exhibitors you can expect to see at the event, in the run up to the 24 September. From projects, to industry experts and businesses in the field of healthy ageing, these exhibitors will be showcasing, and in some cases, allowing you to test their new solutions and looking to discuss and establish collaborations with other actors in the AAL ecosystem.   EXHIBITOR NUMBER 1: University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg –  PROJECT NAME: GREAT GREAT is the AAL project, coordinated by Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences in Austria, that will be exhibited at the AAL Forum this year. Get Ready for Activity – Persuasive...
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23
Aug

Bizkaia’s cuisine recognised in World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards

One of the main attractions of the forthcoming AAL Forum 2018 in Bilbao/Bizkaia on 24-26 September is without doubt the chance to get to know and enjoy at first hand the cuisine that is one of the great passions of the Basque soul and of the area’s culture, and its finest calling card. Basque cuisine has long been high in the international lists, and has garnered praise from many experts and gastronomic critics all over the world. The Basque Country as a whole and Bizkaia in particular boast a range of possibilties that is among the best in Europe for its restaurants and its pintxos, which are one of the most attractive features of eating in the area. They are...
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20
Aug

HACK 4 AGEING WELL – HACKATHON – AAL FORUM 2018

On September 22, a 24-hour hackathon will be taking place in the run up to the AAL Forum 2018 in Biscay at the Euskalduna Conference Centre in Bilbao. Hack4Elder advantAGE is just one of a number of stimulating side events to be taking place alongside the main activities at this year’s forum. The 2018 hackathon is organised by the University of Deusto, an avid player on the research platform for ageing and wellbeing in Spain, and is a place for teams to step up to the challenge and come together, working late into the night designing and creating smart solutions for ageing well. Hackathon 2017 Last year’s hackathon, Hack 4 Ageing Well, saw 35 participants make their ideas a reality....
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16
Aug

Early bird and poster extensions!

Early bird and poster extensions!   The deadline to receive early bird tickets for exhibitor registration and delegate registration for the AAL Forum 2018 has been extended to 31 August! We have also extended the deadline for you to submit your poster ideas to the same date. Delegate registration Whether you’re an investor, a researcher, a developer, end-user or in the industry, you now have two more weeks to make sure you take full advantage of the early bird registration prices. Don’t miss out on this cost-effective opportunity to attend one of the largest exhibitions in the field of healthy ageing. The spectacular city of Bilbao in the heart of Biscay, Spain will be host to the 2018 AAL Forum,...
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14
Aug

Enjoy shopping in Bilbao/Bizkaia in an accessible environment

There are just a few weeks to go until the  AAL Forum 2018 in Bilbao/Bizkaia (in the north of Spain) between 24 and 26 September. Information on the possibility of getting around Bizkaia easily in accessible public transport and also discovering the shopping opportunities in the province are two of the most popular searches. The truth is that Bilbao-Bizkaia stands out for having one of Spain’s best public transport system , which is totally accessible for people with reduced mobility. The system includes a modern (and very comfortable) underground network (Metro Bilbao) with its three lines covering over 50 kilometres and whose architecture will surely delight photographers.   The province also has half-a-dozen suburban railway lines that link the capital...
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10
Aug

Matchmaking at AAL Forum – Bilbao

For 2018, the AAL Forum will once again be featuring a matchmaking service to give you the chance to make even more valuable connections with fellow delegates. The matchmaking service helps organize informal meetings between participants throughout the duration of the forum, allowing you the opportunity to find quiet space and time to meet potential business and cooperation partners. Why not get involved to have your chance to strike up real collaborations across borders with those who share your common goals. Sound interesting? Here’s why we think you might want to use this service: Deployers and suppliers can meet to create opportunities to get highly innovative AAL solutions out to those who need them Companies seeking external funding can meet...
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8
Aug

1 week left to get your Early Bird tickets!

Time is ticking! You have just one week left to get your hands on tickets for the AAL Forum 2018 at a reduced price whether you are an exhibitor or a delegate. Exhibitors This is an unmissable 2-day opportunity to showcase your new technological advances, innovative new products or the services you offer in the field of active ageing to potential investors, other SMEs, industry and the research community. Not only will you be exhibiting to potential investors, you will also get the chance to meet other developers, scientists, researchers and end-users, all as eager as you to share opinions and compare solutions for active ageing. You will also be free to play an active role in the programme and...
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7
Aug

Visit Bizkaia. Much more than the Guggenheim and Dragonstone

The forthcoming AAL Forum 2018 will be held in Bilbao, the economic and political capital of Bizkaia, in northern Spain and within easy reach of the French border. Bizkaia is the most important, both in terms of population (with 1.15 million inhabitants) and economically, of the three provinces that make up the Basque Country or Euskadi as it is known in Basque, the region’s co-official language. In recent years, Bizkaia has been consolidated as one of the best European urban tourist destinations, both for business and leisure tourism. Along with its internationally renowned cuisine (The World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards was recently held in Bizkaia), there are the attractions of a magical landscape (much of which is still untouched) and...
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