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The Forum Executive Summary is finally released!

The AAL Forum took place in Bilbao, Biscay, in the heart of the Basque Country, Spain on 24-26 September. Biscay has one of the oldest societies in the world and has become one of Southern Europe’s promote figures in developing, testing, validating and manufacturing innovative products and services for ageing well. Hosted by Biscay Country Council and taking place at the Euskalduna Conference Centre just down the river from the world-famous and strikingly beautiful Guggenheim Museum, the event welcomed more than 500 delegates to take part in exciting talks, interactive workshops, a buzzing exhibition with new technological advances, poster sessions, a matchmaking event and many other opportunities for delegates to immerse themselves in a world of active and healthy ageing...
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AAL launches Smart Ageing Prize

AAL has launched a competition to find the best innovation to improve the quality of life for older people using the Internet of Things, with a €50,000 cash prize for the winner. The winner will be announced from a shortlist of fifteen finalists at the AAL Forum in St Gallen, Switzerland in September 2016. The AAL Smart Ageing Prize has been launched to encourage innovation with internet connected technology designed to empower older people to achieve the best possible quality of life, socially and independently. Judges will be looking for solutions that improve connectivity between older people in any aspect of life – at home or at work, with transport and mobility or with any other service older people may want or need....
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Canada joins AAL

  For the first time Canada will be an official partner in the upcoming Active Assisted Living (AAL) call. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the official Canadian representative for the AAL General Assembly. The 2016 call on Living Well with Dementia will feature the Canadian partner organisations: CIHR Institutes of Ageing and of Health Services and Policy Research, AGE-WELL NCE and TVN. This provides a unique and exciting opportunity for other AALA members to collaborate with Canadian researchers in providing integrated ICT solutions to support the wellbeing of people living with dementia, and their communities. The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) is the Canadian government’s health research investment agency. CIHR’s mission is to create new scientific knowledge...
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