SHAPES Platform launches Open Call for innovative solutions in support of active and healthy ageing and independent living

The Smart & Healthy Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive Systems (SHAPES) Innovation Action intends to build, pilot and deploy a large-scale, EU-standardised open platform. The integration of a broad range of technological, organisational, clinical, educational and societal solutions seeks to facilitate long-term healthy and active ageing and the maintenance of a high-quality standard of life. Mediated by technology, in-home and local community environments interact with health and care (H&C) networks contributing to the reduction of H&C costs, hospitalisations and institutional care.

SHAPES has launched an open call which aims to promote innovation by identifying challenges within the SHAPES pilot sites and inviting SME’s and all EU organisations that are eligible to EC funding under the rules of H2020 to meet these challenges with innovative solutions that can be integrated in the SHAPES Platform in support of active and healthy ageing and independent living.

The SHAPES open call provides opportunities for organisations to integrate their solutions in a large ecosystem at European level.

The SHAPES pilots have identified a number of challenges that applicants are invited to propose solutions for:

      • Urinalysis in home setting
      • Monitoring of nutrition intake
      • Monitoring hydration and quantity of fluid intake
      • Smart connectables for health and well being
      • Speech-enabled chatbots
      • Social support in local community
      • Open topic (innovative solutions that can extend the current capabilities of the SHAPES platform)

Deadline for submissions: 28 February 2021.

For more information about the call, technical details of the topics, eligibility, and more: