The fast growing ageing population in Europe is bringing new demand-side pressures on public health and care providers. These pressures undermine the long-term sustainability of existing models of delivering care services to the ageing population.
The challenge is to scale up innovative solutions, which have been tested and have demonstrated success in smaller scale settings and that have not yet been deployed on a large scale, by contributing to collaborative efforts in public purchasing of innovative ICT-based solutions for active and healthy ageing. These include inter alia integrated care and active ageing solutions, independent living solutions and telecare, support for self-care and person-centred care. Moreover, take-up of these ICT-based solutions by both public care providers as well as people in need for care is a crucial factor in successfully alleviating the demand-side pressures on public health and care provision.Scope:
This topic will contribute to the Scaling-Up Strategy[[European Scaling-up Strategy in Active and Healthy Ageing: https://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/pdf/active-healthy-ageing/scaling_up_strategy.pdf]] of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing and to boosting the Silver Economy and Digital Single Market in Europe. The actions supported will target deployment of active and healthy ageing solutions at large scale across different regions in Europe.
In line with the priority actions of the Scaling-up Strategy, the scope of the PPI pilot(s) is to specify, purchase and deploy ICT based solutions for active and healthy ageing which can deliver sustainable, new or improved services in which public procurement approaches for innovative solutions are successfully applied.
The European Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 and 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately through PPI. This does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact: