Die Teilnahme an den Forschungsrahmenprogrammen der EU, die von Brüssel aus verwaltet werden, gehört zu den Prioritäten der schweizerischen Wissenschaftspolitik. Forschende von Schweizer Hochschulen und der Privatwirtschaft beteiligen sich seit 1987 an den Rahmenprogrammen. Zu erwähnen sind hier insbesondere die Forschungsrahmenprogramme (FRP) der Europäischen Union zur Umsetzung ihrer gemeinschaftlichen Wissenschafts- und Innovationspolitik. Die ersten Forschungsrahmenprogramme (FRP) starteten 1984. Bis und mit der sechsten Generation (2003-2006) handelte es sich dabei um Programme mit jeweils vier- oder fünfjähriger Laufzeit. Seit 2007 dauern sie insgesamt sieben Jahre. Anfang 2014 wurden die FRP unter dem Namen "Horizon 2020" zum achten Mal lanciert.
FairCare - The network based solution for collaborative future care
The project’s objective is to improve the allocation and scalability of existing professional care resources, potential informal care resources and care related services by orchestrating an innovative and accessible model for future care. FairCare is a network based solution for collaborative future care which allows for innovative business processes through a disruptive business model. FairCare aims to close the emerging gap between increasing demand for care and available resources by utilizing existing supply of care for older adults more efficiently and by optimizing resource allocation and management through means of self-management by primary end-users and their linked informal caregivers. The integration of quality assurance measures on a regional, national and European level will help to advance care at home and in the community. FairCare contributes to sustainable care systems in the future.
ExpAct - Experiences keep people Active
The goal of the project is to improve the quality of life for older adults by strengthening their social inclusion, improving social interaction and self-esteem. The ExpAct project will develop ICT-solutions in conjunction with accompanying services to enable older adults to make full use of their potential – their experience. The aim is to get primary end-users engaged in professional work again or help them to become engaged in unpaid voluntary work as their skills and expertise are too valuable to be left unused.
2PCS - Personal Caring and Protection System
2PCS’s goal is to be an attractive, intelligent, demand oriented and age-independent personal protection and caregiving system without stigmatization, restriction of freedom and monitoring. New to the health care sector is the intention to place 2PCS as a love-brand with the market launch and to generate a “must have” effect through the unique functionalities, emotions, style as well as the business and service model.
The 2PCS device is based on a unique combination of innovative software features and a mixture of state of the art technologies aligned to a life-phase oriented business process logic. A modular approach allows for individual customization and thus personalized and adjusted services for end-users. Depending on the end-users’ needs, all features and services can be activated as well as deactivated by the user itself or by an entitled secondary end-user.