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Ambient Assisted Living – FORUM ’09 Vienna (Event)

Start Date 2009-09-29

Enddate 2009-10-01

Venue Hofsburg, Vienna


The first Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) forum will be held in Vienna from 29 September 2009 – 1 October 2009. It will be the first of a series of annual events held in the different Member States of the AAL programme.


The AAL FORUM aims to become established as the central meeting place for research on ambient assisted living. Sessions at the first event in Autumn 2009 will include the following topics:

- Economic aspects: The economic realization of AAL needs a strong market. Its framework, the needs and requests of investors and business models will be presented and analysed;

- Highlights of AAL activities in regions, member states and Europe: the strong background of national, regional and European activities will be presented and discussed;

- Scientific aspects of the AAL Joint Programme: will focus on user and interdisciplinary aspects and aspects of the Joint Programme including economy, technology, etc;

- Joint Programme itself: its elements and content, further development and the promotion of ‘matchmaking’; and

- Plenary: Important issues of general relevance to the AAL field.

There will also be an exhibition presenting institutions, companies, projects, activities and actors in AAL, along with tutorials on industrial and best practice themes which will present the state of the art in the field.

Further Information

The draft programme for the event is available here

To register, go here

Further information on the AAL Joint Programme is available here

For University of Glamorgan members of staff seeking information on European funding opportunities, please contact the European Office

April 10, 2008

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» UK National Information Day on the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (Event)

Funding Source: Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE)


The UK National Information Day on the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme will take place in London on Wednesday 23rd April. The event will include presentations from William Gillett from the European Commission and from the Energie Helpline team who are the UK National Contact Points (NCPs) for the IEE Programme.

The 2008 Call Proposals was launched on 12th March 2008, the call budget is €45 million and the deadline is Thursday 26th June 2008.

It is anticipated that the 2008 Call for Proposals will be extremely competitive, with the Commission looking for a step change in the quality of proposals and ambition of projects. Given the increase in Commission funding to 75%, there is the likelihood that only about 60 projects will be funded from the 2007 Call, a success rate of about 1 in 7.

Please note that Intelligent Energy – Europe is a non-technological funding programme. The programme cannot fund technological research and demonstration activity. The structure of the UK Information Day is as shown in the table below and the organisers ask you to select which sessions you will attend as part of the registration process.

Session content

Morning session:
  • Introduction to the IEE programme (Helpline team)
  • The detail of the 2008 Call for Proposals (William Gillett – European Commission)
  • Examples of funded projects
Lunchtime networking session:
  • Opportunity to network with other participants and for discussion with the Helpline team.
Afternoon session:
  • Presentations on how to increase your chances of success (Opportunity to discuss proposal development with members of the Helpline team)

If you are thinking of submitting a proposal to the 2008 IEE Call, the Energie Helpline UK would strongly recommend that you watch the recordings of the presentations from the European Information Day as soon as possible in order that you can commence your proposal preparation activity before you attend the UK Information Day. The UK NCP, the Energie Helpline, would be happy to review your proposal summaries now by email.

The UK Information Day is free to attend, is funded by BERR and Defra and organised by the Energie Helpline UK. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please indicate which sessions you will be attending. The registration form includes a question on which aspects of the proposal preparation process you would like covered in the afternoon sessions. Your responses will allow the presentation content to be designed to meet your needs.

Event Date: 23 April 2008

Relevant Links:

The IEE Call documents can be downloaded here

The European Information Day on 31st January 2008 provided considerable information on the 2008 Call, including a Q&A; session. This information, including recordings of the presentations, can be viewed here

To register for the London event, click here