Innovations ready for breakthrough: Come to the AAL Forum 2016!

This years’ AAL Forum in St. Gallen will take place next week and there are many reasons why you should attend. The AAL Forum represents a good opportunity to meet and network with decision-makers, experts, researchers and developers, exponents from health, business and industry. In addition to expert presentations and workshops on the topic of healthy ageing, the Forums’ exhibition area will showcase age-friendly technologies currently under development or close to market introduction.



The Forum features a list of distinguished and inspiring speakers covering a wide range of aspects with respect to healthy ageing. The speakers include Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation; Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho, Head of Unit, eHealth, Well-Being and Aging of the European Commission; Rafael De Andres Medina, president of the AAL Association and Anne-Sophie Parent, Secretary General of the AGE Platform Europe. The speakers and workshop presenters cover a wide range of topics.

Take a look at all speakers here.

Interactive workshops:

During the forum we want to explore different factors that influence the availability of AAL technologies and solutions in Europe.

The workshops have been divided into six themes that will act as the pillars of the AAL Forum 2016. Find out more about the individual workshops that will be taking place this year by clicking on the individual themes.

1: From AAL solution to market success

2: Meeting stakeholder needs and expectations

3: AAL in the year 2030

4: Marketing AAL solutions

5: Awareness, education and training in AAL

6: Neighborhoods of the future 

Register as a participant: 

You can register for the whole event, including the opening ceremony on Monday, September 26 and the big closing event with dinner and party on Wednesday, September 28. You can also register only for single days (registering for Tuesday includes entry to the evening ceremony on Monday; registering for Wednesday includes entry to the farewell party). AAL project participants, students and exhibitors can profit from discounted prices. You can register here for purchasing your ticket entry.

We also warmly welcome the participation of senior citizens who are interested in AAL products and services currently under development.

Enterprise Europe Network EEN B2B-Matchmaking:

This AAL Forum 2016 will feature an EEN B2B- matchmaking event which helps organize informal meetings between participants. The event, organized in partnership with the Enterprise Europe Network, brings together potential business and cooperation partners to talk about their work and strike up real collaborations and AAL projects across the borders. All you need to do is create an online profile to arrange your 20-minute meetings. Click here for further information.

Side events

The AAL2Business Solution Deployment Seminar:

The AAL Forum is hosting a Solution Deployment Seminar, which will be held on the 29th September in St. Gallen. All stakeholders involved in the market for age-relaxed ICT solutions will find this day of talks, discussion, interaction and networking extremely valuable. The seminar is open and free of charge for all attendees of the Forum. Please register for the event here.

AAL Hackathon – Hack for Ageing Well and bring the best ideas forward:

Hack for Ageing Well is a special two-day event bringing cross-disciplinary ideas to the table to address urgent topics in a creative, interdisciplinary environment with a focus on teamwork, design thinking and prototyping.

Rethink, sketch, prototype or build on existing technologies for Ageing Well – through more usable and considerate design, for staying healthy, independent and active at work or in our community during our whole life.

If you wish to work on a start-up idea, study or visualize vital questions with data, or even just to learn more about these topics in a hands-on way: join us in St. Gallen on September 25 and 26, 2016. The projects you deploy will be widely recognized and showcased at the international AAL Forum, which starts right after the hackathon.

There are a limited number of places available: reserve a seat and find out more at

Local tours on Thursday, 29th September:

Enhance your stay in Switzerland and profit from one of two optional local tours the day after the closure of the AAL Forum. You can either visit the city of St. Gallen or take a trip up to the mountains with a lunch up on the top of the world. Book now and reserve your place.

Video from the last years’ AAL Forum in Ghent:

Watch this great video about the AAL Forum in Ghent. With almost 700 participants, this year’s main conference of the AAL world, was an exciting platform for networking, knowledge and business. Have a look:


We would be grateful if you could please distribute this information within your organization and to others active in your field. Click here to see the full program: aal_forum_programme_092016-002.

We are looking forward to seeing you in St.Gallen!


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