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This year the AAL Forum AGEING WELL IN THE DIGITAL AGE: A growing community of change makers will be held on September 24-26 in Bilbao. It is pursuing the involvement of each attendee as a driver for change within their ecosystems. Seven members of the ‘Living well with Anne’ AAL-consortium will present a workshop on the 26th at 14.00 hours. In this workshop we will guide you through the seven steps and then invite you to take those steps for your own solution.

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Ageing better

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Care for the elderly faces the biggest change it has ever seen. Not only because of concerns about the quality and affordability of care, but also because our view of ageing is gradually changing.

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Over the next few decades

The percentage of old people in the population will rise, in part because of successful health policies. However, a longer life has problems of its own. Many ZonMw programmes are directed towards improving the health and welfare of elderly people. Our underlying conviction is that elderly people should be able to do things their own way, and as independently as possible, with the support of their social networks and – where necessary – professional help.

ZonMw works to achieve this through research, innovation, and attention for the dissemination and practical application of knowledge.

ICT solutions for older adults

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Learn more about co-creation and commercialisation of ICT solutions for older adults in the publication ‘The impact of AAL in the Netherlands’. The publication shows what the European Active & Assisted Living (AAL) programme has delivered for the Netherlands until now. Often in the words of those who directly involved. Their stories provide an inspiring glimpse into the future everyday lives of older adults.

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The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) More Years, Better Lives (MYBL) seeks to enhance coordination and collaboration between European and national research programmes related to demographic change in order to provide solutions for the upcoming challenges and to make use of the potential of societal change in Europe.

website JPI MYBL

Active and Assisted Living

The Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP) is designed to foster the development of innovative technological/ICT-based products, services and systems to meet the needs of our ageing society and compensate for the expected staff shortages in the care sector. ZonMw is responsible for the implementation of AAL JP in the Netherlands.

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Addressing societal challenges

In Europe, as well as globally, we face a number of societal challenges that no country or region can tackle alone. Addressing these so-called Grand Societal Challenges efficiently and effectively requires combined efforts and new ways of collaboration between countries. Today, there are 10 Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) with the aim to tackle Grand Societal Challenges. In a new brochure they explain the benefits of participating in a Joint Programming Initiative.

Brochure JPIs

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ZonMw joines GLoPID-R for infectious diseases

GloPID-R is pleased to welcome the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), represented by Suzanne Verver, into the network. GloPID-R is a unique international network of major research funding organizations. The network of 27 countries facilitates a rapid and effective research response to infectious disease outbreaks.

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ZonMw, NWO and KNAW to sign DORA declaration

KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) and ZonMw (Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development) will sign the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) on 18 April.

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ZonMw participates in the public-private partnership VALUE-Dx to fight antimicrobial resistance

On April 1st 2019 the kick-off meeting of the European public-private partnership VALUE-Dx took place. This European-wide approach aims to generate evidence on the medical, economic, and public health value of diagnostics in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). As a member of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR), ZonMw participates in this consortium.

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Young research talents off to foreign top institutes thanks to Rubicon

17 researchers who have recently received their PhDs can do their research at foreign research institutes thanks to a Rubicon grant from NWO. They will investigate, amongst other things, artificial intelligence for improved ultrasonography, Imaging muscle function in ALS patients, Printing living tissue through protective cell coating and new blood vessel formation.

 

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Create2Solve- Request for Challenges

Topics

  • While the pharmaceutical, medical technologies, chemical, cosmetics and food industries are increasingly seeking solutions to improve for example their prediction of clinical efficacy and/or risk and safety assessments without the use of animals, the solutions are still insufficient;
  • Societal demand for animal-free testing is increasing and there is a need for new innovations to improve human health, a stimulation of this research field is therefore needed;

Part of programme

More Knowledge with Fewer Animals

Published on

28 February 2019

Deadline

23 April 2019,
17.00

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Gender in Research Fellowship

Topics

  • Fellowship for sex and gender in health research
  • Improve skills and international network of young researchers
  • Erasmus Summer Programme

Part of programme

Kennisprogramma Gender en Gezondheid

Published on

21 March 2019

Deadline

9 May 2019,
14.00

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ETH inside Microplastics & Health

Topics

This ETH-MPH call of the MPH programme aims to:

  • Enlarge the quality and impact of MPH projects by providing access to high-end technology
  • Facilitate the dissemination of unique technological expertise in the Netherlands to other research groups/institutions/companies that have not worked with that technology before
  • Stimulate novel interactions among research groups and Technology Hotels and thereby contribute to the advancement of the used technology
  • Propagate the use of data stewardship and data integration principles, methods and standards in advanced life sciences research projects

Part of programme

Microplastics & Health

Published on

18 April 2019

Deadline

4 June 2019,
14.00

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Contact

Urmila Gangaram Panday

Programme Manager

Telefoonnummer+31 70 349 52 94
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