Wed 9:00 – 10:30

Wednesday, September 26th

9:00 – 10:30

Workshop 14 - Mastering the steeplechase: How to overcome market barriers and successfully launch AAL solutions
Theme 1

Maximillian Bernard is a junior researcher at the University of Innsbruck and is running this workshop to facilitate and foster the sharing of experiences between different participants to develop new strategies and methods to overcome market barriers.

Bernard previously attended the AAL Forum with the projects i-evAALution and gAALaxy. The latter supports older adults in staying autonomous and socially active in their familiar environments whilst i-evAALution builds on the results from projects like gAALaxy and offers solutions for IoT and AI. Bernard’s workshop will discuss common barriers in different areas: technological, economical, acceptance and organisational etc.

Assisting him and offering their own insights will be Nesrin Ates and Thomas Böckelmann from 2PCS, Rainer Planinc and Urs Guggenbühl from Fearless, and Johannes Hilbe from CubileHealth System.

QUICK-FIRE Q&A with MAXIMILLIAN BERNARD

What makes the format of your session different to others?

The first half of the workshop will be an overview of the topic and a short presentation about the experience of several experts. The latter part of the workshop will see participants divided into groups to discuss relevant solutions for the presented barriers in a fish-bowl discussion before presenting their ideas and findings to the rest of the workshop.  

Who should attend and why?

Project managers, start-ups, organisations that are planning to launch their AAL product or service on the market, and everyone who is interested in gaining insights into what problems arise when AAL solutions are brought to the market.

What are you hoping to achieve and what will those attending take away?

I am hoping to share experiences with the participants and vice versa, whilst I hope we can all collectively gain new perspectives and insights into how other organisations solve these problems of getting to market.

Maximillian Bernard

Maximillian Bernard

Workshop 15 - Market for Remote Care Services
Theme 1

In 2011 the telecare service became a competence of the Basque Government, after previously being allocated to the local councils. It is now a single service for all of the population.  

Jofre Tenorio Laranga, RDI project manager at Osatek is collaborating with Eukene Barrenetxea from the living lab H-ENEA to share with participants their expertise and knowledge on the technology now in the Basque Telecare Service (BTS) market and how it has been introduced. Based on this, participants will identify what kind of services and technology can be introduced next in a regulated market of remote care services, looking in particular at virtual assistant environments.

Ester Sarquella, business development director of Digital Health Southern Europe at Tunstall and Itziar De Lecuona, law and bioethics specialist and lecturer at the University of Barcelona will be helping Laranga present and moderate group discussions on push (based on technology capabilities) and pull (based on market needs and end user’s real service acceptance approaches) to identify new opportunities for virtual agents in remote care services.

QUICK-FIRE Q&A with JOFRE TENORIO LARANGA

What makes the format of your session different to others?

Our session is based on two parts. The first: experts will present the current dichotomy between the push and pull approaches as ways to introduce technology in current markets.

The second: Group work will see the different groups work on different scenarios, matching the push with the pull. At the end we will bring everyone into a closing discussion to reveal some real opportunities based on the perspective of real service providers. 

Who should attend any why?

We strongly encourage the participation of different agents involved in the provision of tele-care services and home-based care services. We aim to involve different agents from the value chain of the service provision, especially from the public sector, as we consider these agents key to the identification of real needs and opportunities.

What will those attending take away?

Our main goal is to show mechanisms to identify real innovation opportunities based on the understanding of current services. In addition, we also aim to show, through real examples, the current disconnection among the push and pull approaches.

Jofre Tenorio Laranga

Jofre Tenorio Laranga

Workshop 16 - The job market of AAL: Which candidates are we looking for?
Theme 3

This workshop aims to tap into the issues of the ‘job market’ of AAL. By collecting expert opinions, the workshop aims to define and extend a qualifications list for future AAL job applications. A growing market like AAL cannot sustain itself without developing a roadmap on how to educate or find experts.

This workshop is designed as a World Café exercise. Apart from the initial ice breaker session with speakers, the audience is expected to actively help design the session outcomes. As a participant you will move from table to table and meet with each speaker individually for short chats.

Özge Subasi will lead the workshop. Since 2008, she has been involved in several AAL and assisted living-related projects collaborating with more than 40 research and industry partners. The workshop will involve experts from 12 organisations and seven different countries, being the basis of vibrant discussions with participants. Together the aim is to share cutting-edge, co-design methods and collaboration techniques.

The session will be coordinated by Mrs. Jean Hallewell, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.

The experts are: Magnus Christensson, ReLoad. Piera Sciama, E-Seniors, EU projects manager. Markus Garschall, AIT. Claudia Muller, University of Siegen. Francisco Nunes, Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS. Claudia Oppenauer, Medical University of Vienna. Peter Reichl, University of Vienna. Marén Schorch, University of Siegen. Tanha Stamm, Medical University of Vienna. Nina van der Vaart, Nationaal Ouderenfonds.

Özge Subasi

Özge Subasi

Workshop 17 - Medical Delta Living Labs: developing solutions for e-health and care-robotics
Theme 3

Medical Delta is a network of partners active within the Life Sciences, Health & Technology sector. It’s assembled a dynamic network of scientists, healthcare professionals, bio- and medical technologists, entrepreneurs and other partners. By facilitating interactions and cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovations can be developed for current and future challenges in healthcare, and the Medical Delta Living Labs is just one way they are doing this. 

Led by Rian Rijnsburger, programme manager at Medical Delta Living Labs, and coordinated collaboratively with Caroline Duterloo, Janneke Vervloed and Helen Silvius, also from Medical Delta Living Labs, their expertise and knowledge on end-user innovation will show participants what the Living Lab (LL) approach can mean for AAL solutions for acceleration to the market. They will show how LL services can add significant value in the innovation process and use successful examples of LL projects related to care-robotics and e-health.

QUICK-FIRE Q&A with RIAN RIJNSBURGER

What makes the format of your session different to others?

Besides a short plenary presentation, our workshop will use a World Café setting which is the method to create a living network of collaborative dialogue. Two sessions will be arranged around ‘Care robotics & ageing well’ and ‘E-health & ageing well’, and they will focus on looking at the challenges of healthcare institutions and initiate a plan of action with Living Lab services. At the end of the fruitful sessions there will be time for matchmaking.

Who should attend and why?

We hope the following will actively participate: Innovative European companies; healthcare institutions; European local and regional governments; knowledge institutions; healthy ageing people and patients. Together we can raise an international consortium of relevant stakeholders, initiate a plan of action call in 2019, and create global contours for new AAL proposals.

What are you hoping to achieve and what will those attending take away?

We hope to achieve several outcomes from the workshop including: lessons learned to be implemented by participants in future AAL proposals; the creation of an international consortium; the acceleration of possible technical solutions for the needs and problems faced by healthcare institutions and providers.

Rian Rijnsburger

Rian Rijnsburger

Caroline Duterloo

Caroline Duterloo

Janneke Vervloed

Janneke Vervloed

Helen Silvius

Helen Silvius

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