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AAL Forum 2019

Interactive workshops at the forum: Theme 4

The AAL Forum 2019 is now just five weeks away, and today we will be giving you another taster of some of the interactive workshops that will be taking place over the course of the event. As the format of the AAL Forum has evolved over the last decade, its emphasis on interactivity has increased. The workshops that are held each year represent the pinnacle of this focus on sharing knowledge, best practice and experiences, and this year’s selection of sessions promises to be one of the best we’ve ever put together. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be talking you through the workshops that we have organised for the AAL Forum 2019, which have been grouped together according to theme....
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Fantastic collaboration between AAL and EIP on AHA at the Forum 2019

As part of their joint mission to support the digital transformation of ageing and care, the AAL Programme has teamed up with the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) to bring their 2019 Conference of Partners to the AAL Forum. EIP on AHA is an initiative to foster innovation and digital transformation in the field of active and healthy ageing. The EC funds several EIPs, all set up to help strengthen EU research and innovation. The premise of a partnership is to bring together relevant actors at EU, national and regional levels across different policy areas to focus on a specific societal challenge at all levels of the innovation chain. The EIP on AHA was the...
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Interactive workshops at the forum: Theme 1 (part 1)

The AAL Forum 2019 is now just two months away, and starting this week we will be giving you a taster of all of the interactive workshops that will be taking place over the course of the event. As the format of the AAL Forum has evolved over the last decade, its emphasis on interactivity has increased. The workshops that are held each year represent the pinnacle of this focus on sharing knowledge, best practice and experiences, and this year’s selection of sessions promises to be one of the best we’ve ever put together. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be talking you through the workshops that we have organised for the AAL Forum 2019, which have been grouped together according...
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Don’t miss the biggest AAL exhibition

With up to 90 different stands, the exhibition at the AAL Forum 2019 promises to be the biggest yet. It will be the perfect place for AAL delegates to learn about and interact with the latest research and the most promising products in the field of active and healthy ageing. We speak to Kirsten Rud Bentholm, who is in charge of the exhibition at the AAL Forum 2019. What is your role in the AAL Forum exhibition? I am the head of the CareWare exhibition, which will be the Exhibition area on AAL Forum 2019. You are also responsible for DokkX. Can you explain the background to this project? DokkX is an innovative development centre for Welfare Technology and digital...
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Meet the speakers: Q&A with Bengt Andersson

This year’s AAL Forum will see Bengt Andersson, senior advisor at the Nordic Welfare Centre, present a methodology and overview of welfare technologies that have been implemented in the Nordic countries. He will also outline the national strategies of the Nordic countries and the tools they use for implementing welfare technology, discussing the many challenges involved and setting the tone for the rest of the forum. We spoke to him recently to get a taste of the message he wants to convey to the AAL community. Could you explain a bit more about the Nordic welfare model? I work for the social and healthcare sector at the Nordic Welfare Centre which is part of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Our...
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Landed! Preliminary programme

With the 2019 AAL Forum just a few months away, the preliminary programme has just dropped giving you a flavour of what is in store come September in Aarhus, Denmark. This year, the AAL Forum is offering delegates a packed programme with 32 workshops spread across the 24 and 25 September.  After the forum kicks-off on Monday evening (23 September) with two keynote addresses followed by a cocktail get-together, researchers, investors, businesses and end-users have the opportunity to attend workshops, elevator pitch sessions, poster presentations, plenary sessions, the AAL Exhibition area and networking and social events. WORKSHOP OVERVIEW The workshops are divided into six thematic areas which encompass the main topic, Smarter practical implementation of digital technology to enhance active...
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Who’s exhibiting at the AAL Forum Exhibition? Part 2

As the organising of the AAL Forum 2019 is well underway, we are starting to take a look at some of the many exhibitors already getting ready to meet, greet and share with you their expertise, product, project or experience in the field of healthy ageing. With 40 exhibitors already signed up to the AAL Forum Exhibition 2019 and many more lined up, this year is set to be more interactive, exciting and dynamic than ever before. Last week we revealed just a few of the exhibitors of the AAL Forum 2019, as the run-up to the forum taking place at the end of September, we will be introducing you to these exhibitors. See list of exhibitors. Sarita CareTech Sarita...
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Early bird tickets end on 14 June

There is still time to get your early bird tickets for the AAL Forum 2019 – and you really don’t want to miss this fantastic opportunity! The AAL Forum is an unmissable annual 2-day event taking place this year in the unique city and beautiful city of Aarhus in Denmark.  This year’s forum will be featuring a packed programme of interactive workshops, fascinating keynote speeches and a larger-than-before exhibition. Delegates will also get the chance to take full advantage of a whole host of side events, networking opportunities and exclusive social programme. EXHIBITION The AAL exhibition will be showcasing the latest technological advances and innovations in the field of active ageing, making it perfect for anyone working in the sector...
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Who’s exhibiting at the AAL Forum exhibition… so far?

As the organising of the AAL Forum 2019 is well underway, we are starting to take a look at some of the exhibitors already getting ready to meet, greet and share with you their expertise, product, project or experience in the field of healthy ageing. Every year the AAL Forum is excited to host the AAL Exhibition, where specific AAL projects can present their research, technological advances or even allow delegates hands-on demonstrations with their final products. The exhibition hall is also open to any businesses, industry experts or investors in the field that are interested in discovering what the AAL ecosystem has to offer or seeing how they can positively input themselves. This is always a great space for...
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Discovering Aarhus

Push aside the association of Denmark as Copenhagen and you’ll discover the smaller, but no lesser, city of Aarhus. A scholarly-town atmosphere gives way to a kaleidoscopic youthful food and drinks scene, fascinating artwork and a rich history that mix together to offer cosiness with a vibrant energy. In 2017, Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus, was swept out from Copenhagen’s shadow, claiming the accolade of the European Capital of Culture to reveal a town that has been brimming with beauty for quite some time, just simply left unfamiliar. Like most Scandinavian cities there is a high happiness rating, a strong café culture, clean streets and bicycles everywhere. The compact walkable city may indeed be similar to the capital in a...
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