Silver Surfer & AMI HIPA
Award ceremony

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024
11.45 am – 12.30 pm

Discover the winners of the 9th Silver Surfer call for projects!

The 9th edition of the “Silver Surfer” call for projects was launched in October 2023 with the ambition of sourcing innovation for the benefit of the ageing population, in order to find solutions that will make a lasting and tangible improvement to their daily lives. 

This year, in order to prioritise the identification of needs, a number of organisations providing support to older people were consulted. Then, they volunteered to serve as a testing ground. This approach highlighted their concerns, which guided the choice of themes for this 9th edition:

  • Improving the ergonomics of everyday objects, 
  • Facilitating exchanges, 
  • Preventing undernutrition and malnutrition,
  • Encouraging independence through mobility.

The call for projects was open to companies, start-ups or associations based in Hauts-de-France or wishing to open a subsidiary in the region. 

During the first application phase, from October to December 2023, nearly 31 applications were received.  

A panel of experts and institutional partners then selected the final winners from among these applicants. The winners will be presented with their prizes at the AgeingFit business convention! 

HIPÂ call for expressions of interest: discover the innovations selected for this 2nd edition!

The second edition of the call for expressions of interest HIPÂ (Innovative Housing for seniors) was launched on December 4th 2023, and applications were open until February 2nd 2024. 

The aim?  To identify and promote innovations that help people to age well at home and to give entrepreneurs access to feedback from end-users. 

The call for expressions of interest was open to all start-ups, SMEs, ETIs and large groups based in France and wishing to make a commitment to players in the silver economy in the Hauts-de-France region. 

The prizes for the winners were : 

  • Exhibiting in one of the 3 showrooms (located in Marles-les-Mines, Harnes and Lille) 
  • Expand their network of partners 
  • Benefit from concrete users feedback 

Come and discover these new innovations for ageing well at home at this joint Silver Surfer awards ceremony! 

Organised by:

Silver Surfer – Institutions and funders:


Silver Surfer – Industry representatives:


Silver Surfer – Media:

AMI HIPA – Partners:

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