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  • Funding Organization : European Commission
  • Funding Programme : Horizon H2020
  • Funding Instrument : Research & Innovation Action
  • Duration : 36 months
  • Total Budget : 3,383,841 EUR
  • ITI Budget : 151,875 EUR
  • Scientific Responsible : Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras


The number of elderly living with cognitive impairment is growing rapidly due to increasing life expectancy. The percentage of those who live alone depends upon the condition (i.e. roughly 30% of those diagnosed with dementia), the majority would like to live in their own home or with family, provided that it is safe, comfortable, and cost effective. IN LIFE aims to prolong and support independent living for elderly with cognitive impairments, through interoperable, open, personalised and seamless ICT services that support home activities, communication, health maintenance, travel, mobility and socialization, with novel, scalable and viable business models, based on feedback from large-scale, multi-country pilots. Building on existing knowledge and tested Ambient Assisted Living technology/services IN LIFE will offer 19 different services, which will be further optimised and adapted to the particular needs and wants of various elderly groups, including mild cognitive impairment (MCI), early dementia and cognitive impairment with co morbid conditions, plus formal and informal caregivers. These interoperable services will be integrated into an open, cloud- based, reference architecture to be tested in 6 Europe-wide pilots in Greece, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and UK, with over 1200 elderly with cognitive impairments, 600 formal and informal caregivers, and 60 other stakeholders. Attention will be paid to issues concerning multilingual and multicultural environments. The project will establish and extensively test new business models for a new taxonomy of elderly with cognitive impairments, encompassing those that are clustered as “dependent”, “at risk”, “assisted” or “active” and formulating and accessing new business scenarios, such as the “user-centric”, “service provider-centric” and “data exploitation-centric” ones. This work will be carried out in 36 months by 20 partners from 9 European countries, totalling 591PMs with a total requested financing of 3.38M€ Euros.


  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid- Life Supporting Technologies, Spain
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas , Greece
  • Vastra Gotalands Lans Landstring, Sweden
  • Linkopings Universitet -Centre For Dementia Research, Sweden
  • Fundaction Instituto GErentologico Matia-Ingema, Spain
  • Consortio regional De Transportes De Madrid, Spain
  • The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Roessingh Research and Development BV, Netherlands
  • Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Internationales Informationszentrum fur Terminologie, Austria
  • Institut Jozef Stefan, Slovenia
  • MLS Multimedia S.A., Greece
  • Open Evidence, Spain
  • Stichting Trivium Meulenbelt zorg, Netherlands
  • VIRTUALWARE 2007, Spain
  • General Hospital of Thessaloniki “G. Papanikolaou” Interconnected
  • Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology, Austria
  • BYTE Computer SA, Greece
  • Sheffcare Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Doktor 24 d.o.o., Slovenia