The acronym BRAID stands for Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development. It’s aim is to create a dynamic ICT and Ageing roadmap which addresses the needs of older people, identifies (and benefits from) best practice in the European Union (EU) and other countries and analyses gaps in knowledge and execution. Funded by the EU, BRAID was started in March 2010 and will last until March 2012.
BRAID aims to develop a comprehensive Research and Technological Development (RTD) roadmap for active ageing by consolidating existing roadmaps and by describing and launching a mechanism for stakeholder co-ordination and consultation. The project will characterise key research challenges and produce a vision for a comprehensive approach in supporting the wellbeing and socio-economic integration of increasing numbers of senior citizens in Europe. Joining BRAID partner universities in Europe is the University of Tasmania led by Research Fellow, Dr Liz Cummings.
In late September, BRAID’s Consolidated Vision of ICT and Ageing, was released. This vision was developed applying a systematic approach, consolidating the visions from four feeder projects of BRAID, and creating one holistic vision of ICT & ageing in European society. It constitutes a major input into the BRAID roadmap development, which addresses the implementation of the BRAID’s planned aims.
Other BRAID partners are:
- Queen’s University Belfast, UK
- Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship, Italy
- Trilateral Research & Consulting, UK
- Global Security Inc., UK
- University of Tasmania, Australia
- UNINOVA, Portugal
- Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Netwell Centre, Dundalk Institute Of Technology, Ireland
- VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Germany
For more information visit www.braidproject.eu.