2016-08-26 Japan - Sweden Academia-Industry

Call for proposals Japan - Sweden Academia-Industry International Collaboration Program on Innovative Solutions, Community Design and Services for Elderly People.

In this call for proposals, JST and Vinnova invite Japanese and Swedish research and innovation teams to submit joint proposals for Japan-Sweden academia-industry cooperative research projects. The aim is to establish and strengthen research and innovation partnerships between Swedish and Japanese stakeholders. Successful projects are expected to build strong, sustained, Japanese-Swedish cooperation frameworks. The goal for projects is to assess the feasibility of the joint envisioned solution addressing the challenges of an aging society. The most successful projects after the first funding period may be invited to a second phase funding, in which the usefulness of the solution is to be tested and demonstrated.

The call is limited to the following broad areas described here:

  • Technologies and Systems for Accessibility and Support of Social Participation of Senior Citizens
  • Utilization of Information Communication Technologies for Home-based and Community-based Services Well Adapted to the Needs in Daily Life of Senior Citizens
  • Innovative Technologies and Solutions for Housing, Urban Community Design and Services which simultaneously support Independent Living and Social Participation of Senior Citizens and meet High standards of Ecological Sustainability

Deadline: 11/10-16.

More about the call (pdf).