1. The National Foundation for the Elderly – NFE
The NFE is a charity that promotes quality of life for older persons in the Netherlands. NFE supports seniors through meaningful projects and services that: improve social inclusion, improve active and healthy ageing and improve safety and security.
The NFE has a large network of activity centres and community buses across the Netherlands that organizes activities for seniors that are at risk of exclusion. These activities range from sports, shopping, summer days on the beach, Christmas dinners and knitting clubs, increasing social contacts in a concrete and simple manner. The NFE has a network of more than 2000 volunteers of which more than 90% is 65 plus. Without its network of volunteers many of the activities of NFE would not be possible. The NFE has a volunteer policy, where active seniors help frail seniors, keeping elderly people involved in society at all ages.
2. Eerste Verdieping Internet Communities – EVIC
It is EVIC's mission to provide optimum usable and accessible Internet environments for people and organizations, in which they are able to fulfil their potential to collaborate and organize their community. Translated to the focus of housing, care and welfare, this means realizing online service platforms on which people and organizations can share information, communicate and can rely on each other's services.
The involvement of EVIC goes further than the usual role of supplier; not technology but (the initiation of) the social process is paramount in our approach. The process of design and configuration runs parallel to the development and all in close cooperation with local health organizations and welfare institutions and their customers and end users. Also in the final management organization, end-users – seniors, caregivers, volunteers, and professionals – play an important role.
3. LIFEtool gemeinnuetzige GmbH – LFTL
LFTL is a non-profit research organisation founded by Diakonie Austria and the Austrian Institute of Technology. It is dedicated to research and development in the fields of assistive technology and special needs, and is responsible for the non-profit consultation network in Austria, Serbia and the Czech Republic. LFTL´s interdisciplinary team combines educational, psychological and social expertise with technical and programming know-how of researchers and developers. LFTL works directly with the target group of seniors through the Diakonie Austria.
LFTL has worked in several successful research projects as partner and coordinator and can draw on broad experience in project and network management as well as in end-user evaluation. Since 2010 LFTL is active in international AAL projects, HOME.OLD and MOBILE.OLD (coordination), performing trial operations and evaluation at the Austrian pilot site.
4. University of Applied Science Upper Austria – UoAS
With 5000 enrolled students, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is the largest university of applied sciences in Austria and is an integral part of the tertiary education system. The Hagenberg Campus, which offers ICT-related studies with different specializations. It is part of the Softwarepark Hagenberg, a technology park which also hosts around 60 software companies. With its unique combination of education, research and business, Hagenberg has established itself as a dynamic centre of computing and software development with an international reputation.
The Mobile Computing department of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is the premier venue for education and research in mobile software development and advanced interface solutions in Austria and southern Germany, with close contacts to major mobile phone network operators and handset manufacturers. For example, the current as well as the next generation platform for Emporia mobile phones have been developed in cooperation with R&D personnel at the university campus in Hagenberg. With a turnover of more than 13M€ in 2013, the university's R&D department has also become one of the leading ICT-related research institutions in Austria.
5. Johanniter Österreich Ausbildung und Forschung gem. GmbH – JOH
Johanniter Ausbildung und Forschung gem GmbH (JOH) is part of Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe (JUH) in Austria. In 1974 the JUH was established to provide professional emergency care and is care provider. The aims are to provide health related knowledge to the broad public as well as training and education to medical professionals in care and emergency medical services. In 2012 the Research Centre was founded to help the organization becoming fit for the future and, by this, helping to define our future according to the universal values of brotherly love, trust and empathy.
Johanniter has expertise from service area as well as from research projects. Johanniter as partner to European AAL JP Projects like AHEAD and CIP Networks as e.g. ProFouND and are active in national funding projects for AAL, eHealth and mHealth. Also the expertise from an academic perspective is given as the personal of Johanniter Research and Innovation Centre is well established by communication science, psychology, philosophy, care science, jurisdiction and economics. And Johanniter have a high expertise in methodologies of empirical social science. Especially user involvement with ethical considerations and technological foresight is a specialty of Johanniter and are going to be a factor for this project. Furthermore Johanniter are setting up a European wide Testing Environment with standardized parameters to support project actions.
6. Ingeniería y Soluciones Informáticas – ISOIN
Ingeniería y Soluciones Informáticas is a Spanish SME working in the Information Technology field. ISOIN is experienced and highly qualified in software development, ambient intelligence, mobile communication and systems integration. Our multidisciplinary team of experts combines in-house experience, in-depth knowledge, and excellent training skills. Engineers of various specialisations (mechanics, telecommunications, computer science, etc.) are based in Spain, Italy and Colombia and work globally to deliver cutting-edge innovation daily.
The main competence areas of ISOIN are: Ambient Intelligence, Networking and Communication, Software Development, Interoperability, Multimodal Interfaces, Training and Consultancy, Research and Technology Development, Sustainable Urban Mobility, Collaborative Networks and Processes Optimisation. In its numerous projects ISOIN maximises the potential and impact of each technology implementation by bringing together online platforms, cloud computing, middleware and end-point mobile device applications (for smartphones, tablets, PC/104 boards, SBCs and other devices). We have a reputation for the interoperability, security and user-focused approach of our solutions.
Atos Worldline Spain, is an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the mobility, payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned to support and contribute to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. The company employs more than 7,100 people worldwide.
The development of its portfolio is organized around three complementary business pillars:
- Mobility and e-Transactional Services. Creating new contextual digital products for business innovation and operational efficiency, such as seamless journey management and connected living services.
- Merchant Services and Terminals. Leveraging consumer engagement with cutting-edge, seamless services for merchants on any device – before, during and after the point of sale – with payment as the "single point of truth."
- Financial Processing and Software Licensing. Industrial payment processing for financial institutions that enables new forms of payment and data value optimization, such as combining the mobile wallet with data analytics.
On the other hand, Wordline Research and Innovation is the Center of R&D and Innovation of Worldline Spain, focused on the mobile sector, and being part of the Mobile Competence Center of Worldine.
8. Johanniter International – JOIN
Johanniter International is a partnership of 16 national charity organisations in Europe and the Middle East, which were originally founded by the Order of St John. Member organisations provide national and international activities such as Emergency Medical Services, First Aid, Social Care, Youth Work and International Assistance, in addition to services for old, poor and disabled people in need.
Organisations that are part of JOIN and the Order of St John currently operate in more than 50 countries around the world. Member organisations carry out a broad range of activities. However, they have a common purpose in that they work to prevent and respond to emergencies aiming at helping people in everyday need as well as crisis. Services and support are open to everyone. This shared approach to humanitarian welfare and social aid is based on the member organisations' Christian heritage.
The work of JOIN charities is made possible through the combined efforts of over 100,000 volunteers and professionals, who believe that our societies need people that care for other people. JOIN is made up of charitable organisations that rely on fundraising to continue their work.