Networking and Brokerage Event – Supporting the Uptake of Open Platforms for Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) and Active Assisted Living (AAL)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

2.00 – 5.00 pm

This event is organised by, a coordination and support action that focuses on the larger scale uptake of open platforms in the AHA/AAL domain. It brings together a number of projects, companies and organisations to present and discuss initiatives and experiences in this domain, and to look at what exactly an open platform ecosystem is, reasons why to use an open platform, benefits and specific use cases. The event will provide better insights to industry stakeholders (startups, SMEs and larger companies) and care organisations as to how an open platform can be beneficial for them.

Also specific tools and services will be presented, which allow platform providers and other stakeholders to interact and collaborate, and to evaluate the impact and performance of open platforms.


2:00 – 2:15 pm
Welcome and Introduction to and Open Platforms in the Domain of Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) an Active Assisted Living (AAL)

  • Alexander Nikolov (SYNYO, Austria – coordinator)
  • Frederic Lievens (Lievens-Lanckman, Belgium – partner)

2:15 – 3:30 pm
Overview and experiences from open platforms and solution providers:

universAAL IoT – The open source platform that enables seamless interoperability of devices, services and applications

  • Dr. Silvia Rus, Senior Researcher, Competence Center “Smart Living & Biometric Technologies”, Fraunhofer Institute of Computer Graphic Research (IGD), Germany

PHArA-ON – Pilots for Healthy and Active Ageing – Integrating digital services, devices, and tools into open platforms that can be readily deployed
Platform ecosystems, from theory to reality: What is a platform ecosystem? Why is it important? Lessons learnt from the manufacturing field. Creating an AHA/AAL platform ecosystem. Benefit for developers and end-users.

  • Dr. Usman Wajid, Technical Director, ICE – Information Catalyst for Enterprise, UK
  • Dr. Cesar Marin, Senior Computer Scientist, ICE – Information Catalyst for Enterprise, UK

SHAPES – Smart & Healthy Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive Systems – Deploying a large-scale, EU-standardised open platform

  • Dr. Alexia Zurkuhlen, Project Management Health Region Cologne Bonn, Head of gewi-Institut für Gesundheitswirtschaft, Germany

 SMART-BEAR – Smart Big Data Platform to Offer Evidence-based Personalised Support for Healthy and Independent Living at Home

  • Eleftheria Vellidou, Senior Researcher, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), Greece

ProKNX – IoT and smart home devices for KNX home automation

  • Christian Kiefel, CEO, ProKNX, France

4LifeBox – A fully safe digital environment

  • Arthur Schreuder, Chairman, 4LifeSupport Europa

Gripwise – Adaptable smart technology within the scope of multiple health applications

  • Ricardo Moura, CEO, GRIPWISE TECH, Portugal

FIWARE – A curated framework of Open Source Platform components to accelerate the development of Smart Solutions

  • Juanjo Hierro, CTO, FIWARE Foundation

FICHe – Future Internet Challenge eHealth – Experiences and lessons learned by European SMEs and startups to develop successful applications and businesses using FIWARE technology in the eHealth market

  • Paul Pelsmaeker, CEO, Helder Resultaat, The Netherlands

OPEN DEI – Aligning Reference Architectures, Open Platforms and Large-Scale Pilots in Digitising European Industry – Digital platforms in the healthcare sector

  • Luc Nicolas, eHealth Project Officer, EHTEL, Belgium

e-VITA – EU-Japan Virtual coach for smart ageing

  • Télécom SudParis, France

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:20 pm
Platform evaluation, KPIs, MOOC and other tools and services provided by

4:20 – 4:50 pm
Determining collaborative actions between platform providers and care solution/service companies and organisations

4:50 – 5:00 pm
Conclusion and future activities

*To access this event, you must be registered for AgeingFit

The FULL PASS gives access to all the activities of the event: access to the partnering platform to pre-organise one-on-one meetings with the other participants / access to the conferences / access to the oral presentations / access to the exhibition area / networking lunches / networking evening.

The VISITOR PASS gives access to all the activities, except the partnering platform to arrange in advance one-on-one meetings with the other participants.


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