Open Calls


Up to €1,000,000 available over 3 calls

Open Call 3

The 3rd Open Call has launched on December 16th 2022 with a submission deadline mid – March 2023. Projects funded in this one would be expected to conclude within six months not exceeding the termination date of the SHAPES project. Organizations are invited to apply for a share of €500,000, to facilitate the creation of novel applications that support smart and healthy ‘Agile Ageing’ in the built environment. Individual grants of between €50,000– and €100,000 are available for scale-up of existing products or services, or development of new solutions. The competition is open to micro, small or medium-sized enterprises, based in Europe- including the UK – proposing compelling social innovation concepts, encompassing equality, diversity and inclusion in the design and development of a product, process, or service which can be trialled and evaluated across participating living labs and pilot sites, including the SHAPES technological platform and the SHAPES Marketplace. This initiative is funded through SHAPES (Smart & Healthy Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive Systems) an EU Horizon 2020 Collaborative R&D “Pathfinder” project spanning 14 countries, exploring interactions between older adults, technology and the built environment.

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Previous Open Calls
Open Call 2

The 2nd Open Call will be launched on the 1st of February 2022 with a submission deadline on the 30th April 2022 at 17pm CEST. Invitations to successful applicants are expected to be made by the mid-July 2022 with project expected to start operating by the 1st of September 2022. Similarly to the 1st Open Call, projects will be expected to run for a period between the minimum of six (6) and maximum of twelve (12) months. The maximum funding for such projects will be capped at 50.000 euros. A maximum of ten (10) project will be selected for funding in this Open call. The 2nd Open Call The call will focus on extending capabilities and functionalities of the SHAPES Platform with new types of medical devices (aimed primarily at manufacturers) and Digital Solutions (aimed at technology developers and service providers), not excluding IoT Platforms built for e-Health applications such as EHR/PHR systems. The primary aim is to support both types of contributions, thus enabling validation of SDK and API mechanisms for adding new types of external components, beyond those that have been anticipated in the project, such as solutions and devices with applications in future pandemics. The secondary objective is to extend the library of options embedded into SHAPES Platform at the end of the project and before going with project solution to market.

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Open Call 1

The SHAPES open calls aim to promote innovation by identifying challenges within the SHAPES pilot sites and inviting SME’s and all EU organisations that are eligible to EC funding under the rules of H2020 to meet these challenges with innovative solutions that can be integrated into the SHAPES Platform in support of active and healthy ageing and independent living. The SHAPES open calls provide opportunities for organisations to integrate their solutions in a large ecosystem at European level.

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