SILVER (Supporting Independent Living for the Elderly through Robotics) consortium
Contact person: Anne-Mari SANDELL, Forum Virium Helsinki, Finland
The EU funded SILVER project seeks new technologies to assist elderly people in their everyday lives. By the use of robotics-based technologies, seniors can continue independent living at home even if they have physical or cognitive disabilities. The SILVER project has sought to develop new technologies and solutions by using the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) process that so far in Europe, has been an under-utilized tool for promoting innovation. One of the aims of the SILVER project is to demonstrate the effectiveness
of this approach to address societal and governmental needs. This ambitious objective has been accomplished by running a cross-border Call for Tender, which has enabled development of robotics-based innovations for the elderly care. The successful company Robot Care System has developed a mobile personal assistant LEA (Lean Elderly Assistant), which will be presented at ERF.
Agenda of the workshop
09.00 – 09.05 : Welcome and introduction by the moderators; Project Manager Denisa Naidin, Innovate UK
09.05 – 09.40 : Presentation of the SILVER project results including LEA – robotics based personal assistant; Project Manager Denisa Naidin, Innovate UK; Funding Manager Andy Bleaden, City of Stockport; CEO Maja Rudinac, Robot Care Systems
9.40 – 10.20 : Workshop session/or round table discussions on the following areas: How can PCP be used successfully to procure further robotics-based or other innovations? How can SME’s get involved and how do they benefit by participating in PCP? What are the benefits for potential procurers? How to work together in a PCP? What are the benefits of transnational working in PCP? Also, useful tips for running a successful PCP will be shared.
10.20 – 10.30 : Conclusions