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Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development

Principal researcher

Name: Dr Benjamin Knapp

Contact details: Sonic Art Research Centre, 4 Cloreen Park, Malone Road, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland BT9 5HN, UK

Website: www.braidproject.eu

Project details

Start date: 03/2010
End date: 02/2012

Description: The project will develop a comprehensive RTD roadmap for active ageing by consolidating existing roadmaps and by describing and launching a stakeholder co-ordination and consultation mechanism. It will characterise key research challenges and produce a vision for a comprehensive approach in supporting the well-being and socio-economic integration of increasing numbers of senior citizens in Europe. BRAID responds to the apparent need to consolidate the various existing perspectives, plans, roadmaps and research and to coordinate effectively the stakeholders in ICT and Ageing. It will utilise knowledge repositories and stakeholder networks to create a self-sustaining, dynamic strategic mechanism for overcoming the fragmentation that has plagued e-inclusion and for improving co-ordination and collaboration among stakeholders.

Other organisations involved in this project

Centre for Sceince, Society and Ctiizneship, Italy
Trilateral Research & Consulting, UK
Global Security Inc, UK
University of Tasmania, Australia
UNINOVA, Portugal
Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Netwell Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Germany

Last updated: 17/05/2010