Pharaon, OPEN DEI and projects discuss future collaboration

On March 3rd, 2021, representatives of the Pharaon, OPEN DEI and projects met with the aim of exploring collaboration activities between the three Horizon 2020 funded projects, leveraging and exploiting open platforms in the active and healthy ageing domain.

In this online meeting, promoted by Pharaon partner Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra, the three projects’ representatives tried to understand how synergies could be created between the Pharaon, OPEN DEI and projects. They agreed to look at the use of the tools for monitoring and evaluation of open platforms by the Pharaon ecosystem (open service platforms and 6 large scale pilot sites) and will work together on collaborative activities, such as scientific articles and workshops.

The project aims to deliver an inventory of the state of the art and analyze the use of open service platforms in the Active and Healthy Ageing domain, covering both open platforms and partly open/proprietary platforms developed by industry, and address the interactions between these platforms. To measure the impacts of such platforms and enhance their uptake, the project is developing a methodology for monitoring open platform development, adoption and spread across Europe, by listing key factors that determine success or hindrance in their uptake by the end-user groups, and also the evolution of their ecosystems and stakeholder networks.

On the other hand, Pharaon’s overall project objective is to make smart and active living for Europe’s ageing population a reality by creating a set of integrated, highly customizable and interoperable open platforms with advanced services, devices, and tools including IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, cloud/edge computing, smart wearables, big data, and intelligent analytics. Pharaon’s integrated platforms will be validated in large-scale pilots (LSPs), in six different pilot sites: Murcia and Andalusia (Spain), Portugal, The Netherlands, Slovenia and Italy. A team of partners in each pilot will ensure its proper development.

The OPEN DEI project focuses on identifying, documenting and promoting the building blocks which can contribute to an acceleration of the Digital Transformation across domains. It organizes transfer knowledge transfer between Large Scale Pilots and consolidates best practice in reference documents written in a collaborative way. The project hopes to provide a significant contribution to the emergence of European (health) Data Spaces.