Full Programme

Full Programme

Monday, 24th September
16:00-17:30
Registration
18:00
OPENING CEREMONY
18:00-18:05
Introduction to the Forum – Mr. Peter Fitzpatrick
18:05-18:15
Mrs. Isabel Sánchez – Social Action Department Head, Bizkaia Regional Council
18:15-18:25
Mr. Peter Saraga – President AAL Association  (Read the special message from Peter Saraga here)
18:25-18:35
Mr. Marco Marsella, Head of Unit H3, eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing, DG-Connect, European Commission
18:35-19:15
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jeremy Myerson (Royal College of Art) (Read a full interview here)

19:15-20:00
SMART AGEING PRIZE 2018

Introduction – Mrs. Constance Agyeman, Head of International Development and Communities, Nesta

Five Finalists´ Pitch decks

Presentation of the winners

20:00-22:00
Welcome Cocktail
Tuesday, 25th September
8:00-9:00
OPENING DOORS
10:30-11:00
Coffee and refreshments

Ms Birgit Morlion  Programme officer eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing, European Commission

Mr. Chris Flim – Dutch Representative for eHealth and Member of AAL Executive Board

Mrs. Kerstin Zimmermann – Scientific Policy Officer, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Mr. Mathieu Hovanessian – Policy Officer for innovation and Europe, Health, Research, Innovation, Higher education Unit, PACA Region, France

Mrs María Aguirre Rueda – Director of Health Research and Innovation at the Ministry of Health of the Basque Government

12:30-14:00

Lunch break
poster sessions, exhibition, matchmaking.

15:30-16:00
Coffee and refreshments
Wednesday, 26th September
8:00-9:00
OPENING DOORS
10:30-11:00
Coffee and refreshments

Mr. Ivan Kjær Lauridsen  Head of health and assisted living technologies, Municipality of Aarhus, Denmark

Mr. Sergio Murillo Corzo  General manager for personal autonomy promotion at Bizkaia Regional Council

Mrs. Cristina Bescos, European program manager at Philips Population Health Management/Telehealth

Mr. Ton Koper, President of the board of powerAge Foundation, Switzerland

Mrs. Ana Ramovš – MD from the Antona Trstenjak Institute of Gerontology and Intergenerational Relations in Ljubljana, Slovenia

12:30-14:00

Lunch break
poster sessions, exhibition, matchmaking

15:30-16:00
Coffee and refreshments
17:30-19:30
BREAK
19:30
FORUM CLOSING
19:30-19:45

Hackathon Awards – Mr. Alain Thielemans, Member of the AAL Executive Board

19:45-20:00

Stand Award Prize – Representative of the Council of Elderly People of Biscay

20:00-20:15

Representative of Next AAL Forum host organizer

20:15-24:00
Official Dinner and Party

After 10 years of the AAL programme, the technology environment has matured and stakeholders have evolved. There is more and more interconnection between the different AAL players as well as an increasing interest by so far under-represented players, such as large industry or local authorities/municipalities & regions. Large companies will be important drivers for technological and market scaling-up for SME developed solutions in AAL, while local and regional authorities play an important role as buyers of AAL solutions as well as facilitators within often complex regulated markets.

In this AAL Forum we want to stress the importance of the existing and emerging ecosystems for transforming the regulated health & care markets as well as the growing consumer-driven ‘silver economy’. The Forum will aim to bring to light the crucial roles of each actor and how they are interconnected, in order to identify and work with best models/practices. In this respect, we aim to pay particular attention to the role of large companies and of local authorities as mentioned earlier.

Moreover, after 10 years of the AAL, the Programme has launched more than 200 projects in an attempt to bridge the gap between developing digital technology solutions and their implementation / deployment in practice. Hence, this Forum should capitalize on that experience and learnings to elaborate clear recommendations for policy-makers at national and European level as well as the members of the AAL Programme with regard to future programme strategy and support mechanisms, such as within FP 9 at EU level.

This Forum is entitled AGEING WELL IN THE DIGITAL AGE: A growing community of change makers. It is pursuing the involvement of each attendee as a driver for change within their ecosystems.

This event will also give a special emphasis on showcasing AAL technologies and solutions pre-market and on the market and on the organization of interactive and motivational sessions & workshops with contributions from the AAL community.

Organisers

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