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Open Calls for Transnational Access

VITALISE Project will run three (3) Open Calls to grant free Transnational Access to external researchers from multiple disciplines to the project’s Livings Lab Infrastructures. The external researchers approved for Transational Access will have the opportunity to conduct research studies in the available infrastructures and be granted Virtual Access to datasets collected during the Joint Research Activities of the project for further analysis.

The Living Lab Research Infrastructures

VITALISE brings together eight (8) Living Labs across Europe (Spain, Greece, Finland, Belgium, Hungary, Austria) and one (1) in Canada to create a thematic ecosystem of interconnected Living Labs in the Health and Wellbeing domain that will foster synergies and transnational collaboration opportunities through innovative Joint Research Activities. In total, seventeen (17) Living Lab Research Infrastructures are open to European researchers for conducting their studies. Discover the project’s Research Infrastructures here.

External Researchers Eligibility

Given the multidisciplinary character of the Health and Wellbeing domain, there are several stakeholder groups that  are considered eligible to apply for a Transnational Access to the project’s Living Labs, such as:

  • Cross-discipline Researchers
    • medical and rehabilitation experts, psychologists, neurologists, sociologists, anthropologists, ethicists, health economists, computer scientists
    • Engineers/Information Technology experts
    • UI designers
    • Medical staff: doctors, nurses, rehabilitation professionals, etc.
    • Living Lab and co-creation theory researchers
    • Psychologists
    • Socio-economists/ Health economists
    • Patient experts
  • Students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Living Lab practitioners

Open Calls Timeline

The three (3) VITALISE Open Calls will be conducted in the following months:

  • March 2022,
  • December 2022 and
  • May 2023.

The Joint Research Activities

The external researchers applying for Transnational Access to the project’s Research Infrastructures are encouraged to join one of the project’s Joint Research Activities (JRA) and perform research in a similar topic in order to collaborate with some of the consortium partners. The Joint Research Activities (JRAs) bring together researchers from different Living Labs in collaborative projects for three different domains in Living Lab Health and Wellbeing research:

  • Rehabilitation: The JRA for rehabilitation aims to create easy to use technological intervention for rehabilitation and compare it with innovative shortarm centrifuge rehabilitation. Also, VITALISE aims to create a dual task reference database for rehabilitation evaluation.
  • Transitional care: The JRA for transitional care will study the transit needs of patients. The collected data, coming from ICT monitoring and intervention tools, will be analysed and fused in order to provide higher level interpretable information to healthcare professionals and support their decision for the course of care.
  • Everyday living environments: The JRA for everyday living environments will focus on the collection of big data from everyday living activities inside and outside the house in order to create dynamic personas that are natively multidimensional and will be used for care personalization in real time.

Transational Access Objectives

VITALISE becomes a Starting Community facilitating the Transnational and Virtual access to its infrastructures and the implementation of Open Innovation 2.0 projects, helping them to achieve their objectives as for example to create pan-European experiments and prototypes for new markets, based on the Digital Single Market. The main aim of the Open Calls is to foster the innovation potential of research infrastructures by reinforcing the partnership with industry, public administrations and other stakeholders and thus, promote Open Research & Innovation in the Health and Wellbeing domain in Europe and beyond.

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