On 1st March 2022, Alexia Zurkuhlen (GEWI) was invited to the Networking and Brokerage Event “Supporting the Uptake of Open Platforms for Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) and Active Assisted Living (AAL)” organized by PlatformUptake.eu, a coordination and support action that focuses on the larger scale uptake of open platforms in the AHA/AAL domain.


The event took place in the realm of the 3 days hybrid conference “Ageing Fit” that was held in Lille, France. The afternoon session was the opportunity to present and discuss initiatives and experiences that look at what open platform ecosystem are, reasons why to use open platforms, their benefits and the details of specific use cases. Participants to the PlatformUptake session were among others industry stakeholders (startups, SMEs and larger companies) and care organisations, as well as pilot regions.


Alexia’s presentation ‘SHAPES – Smart & Healthy Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive Systems – Deploying a large-scale, EU-standardised open platform’ was part of the “Overview and experiences from open platforms and solution providers” programme. She introduced the pan European piloting campaign and the use of the platform in the use cases in her own pilot theme (PT 2 “Improving In-Home and Community-based Care”) but also beyond, in the process of replicating other SHAPES use case activities.