Barcelona City Council wants to encourage socio-technological entrepreneurship to improve the quality of life of our residents.

Barcelona’s population is aging. People ages 65 and older will represent a quarter of the population by 2038. With the aim to better respond to the needs of the elderly, the Social Rights Department and the i.lab of the Commissioner of Technology and Digital Innovation, launch the challenge: How can we effectively address the needs of the elderly considering their functional dependency?

We invite you to present your proposal before 26 September 2019 in one of the following two categories:

  • Tested projects or proven methodologies that generate social cohesion, for example, activating the community to provide support to the elderly, strengthening social and solidarity economy models, intergenerational collaboration and integration mechanisms.
  • New technology and/or robotic solutions that enable a more effective identification of the needs of elderly people, improve the quality and delivery of social services, and the response time to meet those needs.

The winner will receive an award of 20,000 EUR to implement a pilot in Barcelona and will have the opportunity to work closely with municipal agents with wide experience in social innovation. It is also an opportunity to gain local and international visibility.

To read the terms and conditions and present your proposal, please click here.

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