SILVER (Supporting Independent LiVing for the Elderly through Robotics) is a development project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7).
The SILVER project searches for new technologies to assist elderly people in their everyday lives. By the use of robotics or other related technologies, the elderly can continue independent living at home even if they have physical or cognitive disabilities.
The new technologies and solutions are sought by using a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) process. In Europe, the PCP has so far been an under-utilized tool for promoting innovation. One of the aims of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach to address societal and governmental needs.
The European Robotics Forum is an annual networking conference of euRobotics. In 2016, the event will be held on 21–23 March in Ljubljana, Slovania. The SILVER project will host a workshop on 21 March titled “Pre-Commercial Procurement Enabling Robotics Based Care-Innovations for the Elderly”. The workshop will present the results of the SILVER project as well as introduce the mobile personal assistant LEA. The workshop will also explore the possibilities of PCP when procuring innovations. To see the full programme and to register, please follow this link.
SILVER is very pleased to announce that Robot Care Systems won the Herman Wijffels Innovation Award for Healthcare with LEA. The Award of the Rabobank stimulates entrepreneurs to transform a sustainable idea into a commercially successful innovation. The Robot Care Systems team collected 30,000 euros for the further development of their solution. The Herman Wijffels Innovation Award is just one of the prizes received by the Robot Care Systems. They have also won the Shell LiveWire award and have been found suitable to receive Innovation Credit from FCO Netherlands.
Read the latest SILVER Newsletter to learn about the Phase 2 lab demonstrations in Odense and what the procurers learnt. We also tell about the SILVER Decision panel meeting and share its results. Furthermore, we present you LEA care robot and the ambitious expectations of its creator, Robot Care Systems. We will also invite you to the SILVER workshops which are held during the spring and summer of 2016. To read the SILVER Newsletter, follow this link.