Meet the winners of the Silver Economy Awards 2018

05/08/2018 - 10:22

The Silver Economy Awards Ceremony took place on 3 May at the European Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium. The winners of the first Silver Economy Awards are : A telemedicine platform used in Southern Denmark, a tool for fall prevention and fall detection (GoLive), and a smartphone that can be used by visually handicapped people (RAY solutions).

On 3 May at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, the first edition of the European Silver Economy Awards celebrated its winners under the patronage of Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, and Markku Markkula, First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, hosting the ceremony.

The Silver Economy Awards Ceremony celebrated 9 finalists from three different categories (public authorities, not for profit and for profit). They were selected among 95 applications coming from 22 countries by jury members from all over Europe in an official three-step evaluation process. The winners are:

Public Authorities

  1. First prize: The Generic Telemedicine Platform – Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
  2. Second prize: The Project DokkX – Aarhus Municipality(Denmark)
  3. Third prize: Living with dementia, support for informal caretakers – City of Helmond (The Netherlands)

Not for Profit Organisations

  1. First prize: GoLive Solutions - Fraunhofer Institute Portugal(Portugal)
  2. Second prize: Procurement of comprehensive treatment – Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau (Spain)
  3. Third prize: Optimal freedom for demented persons - Tante Louise(The Netherlands)

For Profit Organisations

  1. First prize: RAY Accessible Smartphone solutions – Project Ray(Israel)
  2. Second prize: Hunova: the new era of rehabilitation - Movendo technology (Italy)
  3. Third prize: Smart 'baseboards' - analysing movements in a room with the help of artificial intelligence, used in health care facilities - nevisQ (Germany)

The awards promote and reward innovative solutions to improve the quality of life for over 50s. They are an opportunity to raise awareness around the Silver Economy, which includes all economic activities that concern older adults and meet their demands and requirements.

The Silver Economy Awards are organised by the EU-funded SEED project, which aims to celebrate innovative ICT related products or services, in all sectors that help to improve the quality of life of senior citizens, and to raise awareness of and strengthen the European Silver Economy.