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ICT Challenge 5: ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance

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ict.jpg Challenge 5 builds on the previous research activities on health, ageing, inclusion, and governance. Nevertheless, it adapts to support new policy developments such as the Digital Agenda for Europe, the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing and Horizon 2020. It adapts also to better support innovation and activities closer to the market like pre-commercial procurement actions and platforms supporting social innovation.
The focus will be on development of solutions that empower the individual, in a social context, to improve and manage personal life as a citizen, elderly, patient, consumer, civil servant or worker. Special emphasis will be given to productivity gains, customer satisfaction, and provision of new capabilities of public interest, in particular harnessing the "network effect" typical of ICT networks.

  • The " ICT for Health activities " will address the "health management" continuum from lifestyle to disease management, including disease prevention and management of comorbidities. This will be complemented by the research in the computational modelling of human physiology paving the way for the next generation of healthcare services to enable patient empowerment and safer, more personalised care.
  • The " ICT for Ageing and Independent Living " activities will focus on empowering people with age related dependencies or disabilities to live independently, delay/avoid institutionalisation and staying active as much and as long as possible. Solutions may combine health, social care and smart living systems and 'age-friendly' environments. This will be implemented jointly with ICT for Health activities in direct support of activities defined under the EIP Active and Healthy Ageing. Social and service robotics and early prediction will not be reopened in this call.
  • " ICT for smart and personalised inclusion ", will focus on the development of accessible solutions for personalised interfaces to smart environments and innovative services for all users including those at risk of exclusion (disability, low digital literacy/e-skills). These activities will be complemented by coordination activities on road-mapping on advanced human interactions for accessibility, market strategy for eInclusion services and harmonisation of accessib ility strategies.
  • Research in " ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling " will address collaborative governance supported by ICT tools empowering citizen and increasing transparency in decision making. In particular, research will address the social and economic exclusion of the younger generation, policy modelling for productivity gains and innovation in public service provision and for identifying emerging societal trends.
  • Finally, a new activity will support collaborative, collective awareness ICT platforms for grassroots social innovation towards a more sustainable future . The scheme will support application specific platforms enabling experiments and prototypes of decentralised grassroots social innovation for collective actions and improvement of societal aspects of human activities as well as related scientific and coordination issues. More on Collective Awareness Platforms .


Timetable for Challenge 5 Calls for Proposals

  Publication date Closure date Indicative Budget (M€) Funding schemes Status
ICT-2013.5.1 Personalised health, active ageing, and independent living 10/07/2012 15/01/2013 58 IP/STREP, CP-CSA, CSA CLOSED
Objective ICT-2013.5.2 Virtual Physiological Human 10/07/2012 15/01/2013 31.9 STREP, CSA CLOSED
Objective ICT-2013.5.3 ICT for smart and personalised inclusion 10/07/2012 15/01/2013 19 IP/STREP, CSA CLOSED
Objective ICT-2013.5.4 ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling 10/07/2012 15/01/2013 19 STREP, CSA CLOSED
Objective ICT-2013.5.5 Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation 10/07/2012 15/01/2013 15 IP/STREP, CSA CLOSED