The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is an RTO (Research and Technology Organisation) active in the fields of materials, environment, and IT. It was created in January 2015 from the mutual desire of the public research centres Gabriel Lippmann and Henri Tudor, both key players in research and innovation in Luxembourg, to join forces and to focus their efforts on targeted research topics with the aim to facilitate companies’ access to public research and to enhance the international visibility of the Luxembourg research and so to so a fresh momentum to the research potential in the country. LIST’s mission is to contribute to the development of Luxembourg economy and society by conducting interdisciplinary impact-driven research in targeted research areas.LIST is working across the entire innovation chain:

  • Fundamental and applied scientific research, knowledge and competences development,
  • Experimental development, incubation and transfer of new technologies, competences, products, and services,
  • Scientific policy support to the Luxembourg government, businesses and society in general,
  • Doctoral and post-doctoral training, in partnership with universities.

LIST is formed by three departments:

  • The “Environmental Research & Innovation” (ERIN) department develops strategies, technologies and tools to better monitor, assess, use and safeguard natural and renewable resources.  Its research topics are water security and safety, plants for biomass, biopolymers and bioenergy, life cycle sustainability and risk assessment, and e-Science for environmental and biological applications.
  • The “IT for Innovative Services” (ITIS) department develops innovative IT services within an open innovation process integrating all stakeholders concerned. Its research focuses on “big data” operational issues for decision-making, use of information systems in measuring and controlling the quality of services, and tools for innovation processes in IT services.
  • The “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) department focuses its activities on advanced materials and nanotechnologies. 

The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) was founded in 1969 (on the basis of a pre- existing 19th century engineering school) and has established itself in a very short period of time among the most famous European institutions of science and technology. It has three core missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. The past ten years, in particular, have been a period of remarkable growth and development, attracting students and scientists from around the world. Today, its main campus brings together over 11000 persons, including students (1700 PhD students), researchers and staff (over 3500).
As one of EPFL departments, the College of Management of Technology (CDM) has been created in 2004 with the mission of undertaking research and offering education in management science. CDM’s focal areas deal with the areas of finance, management, economics and innovation that have close links to engineering, science, and technology. Over the last four years, CDM has witnessed tremendous growth. Two new institutes have been created, the Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Institute (MTEI) and the Swiss Finance Institute at EPFL (SFI@EPFL), leading to a substantial increase in CDM's visibility and major synergies among professors and teaching programs. Two highly-competitive Bologna Masters have been launched, the Master in Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Master in Financial Engineering. CDM also offers a highly successful PhD program in management of technology with a very strong placement record in both industry and academia, and one of the world’s premier PhD programs in finance, with the best academic placement of all European programs over the last three years.

Created in 1982, FST is a non-profit organization, leader in its sector of activity in Switzerland, specialised in the development and harnessing of technology for the disabled persons, to facilitate their daily life. For this strand of its activity, FST has a special agreement is the official partner of the Swiss social welfare department. Within the rehabilitation domain, FST supplies the following technology-supported services:

  • autonomy at home in specialized care home for disabled and elderly people (environmental control)
  • communication (alternative and augmentative communication aids)
  • adaptation of the workplace (ergonomic computer interfaces)
  • mobile emergency call system including satellite tracking system and emergency call center.

FST strengths cover: a direct on-the-field contact with customers (more than 2000 users per year) and partners through its experienced advisors network; the capacity to look for a customized solution for each specific situation; a high competence for conceiving environmental control systems (including nurse call system) in rehabilitation centers, specialized care homes and elderly homes; technology watch and product development in collaboration with specialized partners network and universities. Recently, it started to develop a new area of activity,“The “Vivre Mieux” sector (“Better Living program for elderly people”, www.mieuxvivre-fst.ch), definitely focused on services to the elderly, already taken care of before, but not so systematically as now with this new business unit. FST has a complete range of well-adapted solutions for elderly people, at home or in supervised care housing. From adapted phones to nutritional sophisticated electronic aid, FST can assist for all kind of home automation and telematics (“domotics”) needs. In particular, FST is the first organization in Switzerland to propose an emergency call system allowing mobility within the whole territory. The call center is so organized to send assistance where needed, thus greatly facilitating not only secure support to the elderly at home, but also in mobile situations, allowing them to maintain at a high level their quality of life.

The PGI has been created in the continuity of the former structure by the stakeholders in the field of gerontology in Bourgogne and Franche-Comte regions, reunited in general assembly on the 10th December 2012.
The PGI has been an initiative of 7 funding members: the CHU of Besançon and Dijon, the Universities of Bourgogne and Franche Comté, the CARSAT BFC, “the Gerontopole Pierre Pfitzenmeyer” and the Regional Institute of Ageing. This enables multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity around innovative and collaborative projects. The PGI is now a federative actor and a reflection place on the ageing problematic and a recognized hub of expertise.
Strong of this success and this dynamism, the PGI is turned toward a new step of its development through its transformation in association. The goal is to enlarge the decisional structure to all of its members: the founding members, the industrial enterprises, the economic actors, health care bodies, service providers, local authorities, institutional bodies in link with the gerontology sector.
The objectives of the association are to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of elderly people at home, in institute or in hospital field.
The PGI has two main strategic lines of action:

  • Economic development through the creation of research links with industry in the two regions, promoting innovation in gerontology and building public and private partnerships (industrial groups, SMEs, research laboratories, training establishments, health care bodies, service providers, local authorities, etc.)
  • The development and coordination of a gerontology network to propose and promote concrete initiatives involving professionals, “helpers” and older people themselves (living at home or in residential care).

SIVECO Romania is a private shareholder company, established in 1992. Our successful references include very complex projects, of strategic dimensions by their size and implications as for example, the introduction of the AeL eLearning platform in the Romanian pre-university education; providing an integrated information system for large national companies, etc. SIVECO Romania offers a new approach in computer based education for both educational and enterprise sectors, by leveraging the power and flexibility of its eLearning solutions. SIVECO developed educational platforms and eContent in different languages (Arabic, English, Greek, French, etc) through its Learning and Content Management System (more details at rd.siveco.ro/), for the ministries from United Arab Emirates, Cyprus, Azerbaidjan, Morocco,etc. SIVECO is a specialist in developing and implementing large and complex IT projects, covering a wide range of subjects - from creating interactive educational content to developing eLearning platforms and educational portals, addressing a very heterogeneous target audience: pupils, teachers, students, employers, decision makers from the educational domain.SIVECO created NESSI Romania initiative being also a member of the NESSI platform.

SIVECO Romania has also developed and implemented solutions for improving the management of the health insurance funds and for increasing the quality of medical and pharmaceutical services. Delia OPREA is currently coordinator of educational projects in AeL econtent department. She has experience in research and evaluation work in the field of education and training and also in the implementation of eLearning solutions. She participated in the content development for SEI program (IT- based program of the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research) and in other national and international programs focused on content development and localization. Her current duties include, among other, the supervision of SIVECO projects co-financed by European Commission in the field of training and education and the coordination of the technical team participating in the projects. She has been graduated by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest. She has also completed training courses in national and EU funded programs. Her role in the project is Technical Leader being in charge of the coordination of SIVECO’s technical contribution to the project.

EGLU company is a danish SME (5 employees) specialised in software development within the Ambient Assisted Living industry and is experienced in collaborative projects including involvement of industry, health organisations and academia (http://www.eglu.net in Danish only).
In particular EGLU has developed the “intelligent Home” – a fully operating home integrated with a novel hardwarebox and software platform ensuring optimal management of ICT based AAL- technologies.
EGLU’s two system developer have over the last almost 10 years designed and developed a software platform that can manage, integrate, communicate and create relationships between entities across product and brand. The eglu system consists of Cassana (framework linking actions) and Correo (client part, where interfaces are managed and built). Through eglu, an action is activated through a power system example Zensehome and executed in another example KNX. The actions can be activated by pressure from handheld devices such as PAD, smartphones (Android and iPhone) or from the outlet, such as sensors or speech. The eglu system integrates with Linux, Windows and Mac. eglu softwareplatform is based on the principle that the system scans and detects new devices. For end-users it means that you connect their device to the network. Then the eglu system integrates software and hardware into the desired relation. Prerequisite for operation is that it connects to devices with open protocols. eglu platform is an open development platform where customers can extend existing applications or develop new applications / services. eglu system can be built into one physical box that can be installed by (local) electricians. Eglu has also developed a CMS-based softwaresystem, which is a web based network and knowledge sharing software, which is a combination of a LMS, SharePoint, intranets and much more and which also has a social networking dimension. Within MEDiATE project, eglu is going to provide its know how on software development, design of user-interface, user- centric design methodologies as well as already available hardwarebox and a software platform that integrates the projects, partners or customers required functions / applications, such as communication, information to the elderly person.
Moreover It is possible to develop additional applications to the eglu software platform that e.g. deals with ICT technologies, and handling of these applications. The platform is suitable for being able to transmit that information althrough the system. There is access to user interfaces. eglu would also help with the design part (user-interface). Services for maintenance and updates can be done by remote support (online).
EGLU will also contribute with a 240m2 demonstration house equipped with intelligent power grids (KNX-system) at eglu’s home adresse in Denmark. The demo.house has got a 90 m2 large showroom, where it is possible to exhibit and present different technologies, e.g. welfare technologies managed by the eglu softwareplatform - thus also MEDiATE system.

Camera-Contact (CCC) is a French SME, social telepresence operator, performing ICT for the elderly since 2006. The VisAge project originates from 2001-2006 studies led by researchers at national research centres including CEA and Ecole polytechnique. The main system consists of a mediaspace connecting the elderly automatically 24 hours a day. In 2005 the first cerebral vascular accident was then live broadcasted. Until 2006 services are elders and family centric involving 7 countries. Since then, services are developed also for professional careers. In 2007 the first two retirement homes are connected so that elderly persons can share activities. In 2010 the whole activity is quality labeled iso9001. More than 600.000 live video broadcasts have been performed.
Camera-Contact has created the VisAge Living Lab, after being awarded the French prize from Ministry of Higher Education and Research. This living lab is certified LIVING LAB of European Network of Living Labs (EnoLL).
VisAge living lab infrastructure and service providers will be used in the frame of the MEDiATE project. The living lab includes hundred of rural houses with some AAL demonstration capabilities. VisAge has been involved in French project SweetHome founded by the French national research agency (ANR) and one european project LILY consisting in developing tasks assistance for the eldery. The living lab also includes several municipalities (Commune de Saint-Fiel, Guéret, Fleurat... with 100 persons older than 75 years), two regional public insurances (Caisse Regionale d’Assurance Maladie du Centre Ouest including 260.000 retired people, and Mutualité Sociale Agricole with 30.000 elderly persons), one private insurance (Mutualité Française du Limousin), 30 local shops such as drugstores, restaurants, one hospital and three professional care at home organisations. This Living Lab will be expanded in the frame of MEDiATE in order to include specific end-users.
CCC has already developed and experimented a shared calendar, message and notification software Adigest to coordinate professionals careers with the connected elders’ houses. CCC has designed specific services for the elderly for about 30 professionals.
Camera-Contact has a strong experience in working with end-users and academic partners.

DMMR Tourisme is an association dedicated to travel for senior citizens.

DMMR Tourisme provides a comprehensive range of services for elderly people as follows:

  • Conception of fully personalised trips for elderly people
  • Close collaboration with the seniors in planning a travel, an excursion or a journey understanding and integrating the travelling seniors assistance needs (from simple age related impairment to more demanding mobility and medical aid)
  • Organising all the travel arrangements and booking
  • Providing “on the move” permanent assistance to the travelling seniors

The DMMR Tourisme core philosophy is to assist seniors before, during, and after their travel and help seniors make their dreams become reality. Age should no longer hinder travelling, nor should impairment, mobility or personal health conditions. The association intends to enable each senior person to draw his own travel dream (Dessine Moi Mon Répit).
DMMR Tourisme offers personalised assistance to seniors throughout Europe and more extensively in France and counts on a multidisciplinary staff, from travel and animation experts to medical specialists. DMMR Tourisme has a policy of practicing affordable “travel rates with assistance” for seniors, averaging an all inclusive daily rate of 150 EUR.