The next ICT4SILVER workshop will receive testimonials from local companies and organisations on the development of Silver Economy related products in Europe.
Entitled “SME experiences when testing their products/services in transnational markets”, a new workshop will be held on Tuesday 4 December, open to the public at the Gaia headquarters in Bilbao. The event, which you can attend after registering, will try to bring together the experiences of several local companies that develop products and services, including Ideable, in order to respond to the needs of the European Silver Economy market.
Four organisations and projects have joined forces in organising this workshop. On the one hand, the European project ICT4SILVER, which was founded in 2016 with the aim of applying technological innovation in the ageing process, within the framework of southwest Europe.
Another major stakeholder in the combo is the GAIA Electronic and Information Technology Cluster in the Basque Country, which will share with attendees several of their success stories, as is the case of Ideable with Kwido.
To close the loop, Grupo SSI is participating with its innovation division, Home Care Lab, in addition to the Basque Country’s leading technology corporation, Tecnalia.
The aims of the ICT4SILVER workshop are to present the project to the attendees, and to give examples of the support provided to participating stakeholders in the form of pilot projects and living labs. Following the presentation of testimonials, we will discuss the methodologies used, the support received by the project and the identification of possible improvements for the future.
Ideable will focus on Kwido, as one of the solutions selected to be tested in real environments in different European countries. The tests have focused on remote health monitoring functionalities, part of telemedicine services, and the pilot tests have been carried out at the Agence de Développement et d’Innovation de la Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France) and Santa Casa Da Misericórdia Barcelos (Portugal) organisations.
To do this, Kwido has adapted to different versions and languages for the testing process in its international expansion, in order to achieve the same success that it already has in the national market.
EVENT INFORMATION: “SME experiences when testing their products/services in transnational markets”
📍 Place: Bilbao. Edificio del Ensanche, Aula 1A, Plaza del Ensanche, Bilbao.
📅 Date and time: Tuesday, 4 December at 09:30am.
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Over the course of 2018 Ideable Solutions has held several breakfasts to share technological space and networking coffee.
This time the Ideable Breakfast on 27th November changes its format to a round table to discuss the situation of our industry in the digital age.
We are celebrating the end of the year for Ideable Breakfasts by changing its format to allow various managers from industrial companies to discuss the reality of the industry and its progress towards digitization.
Is there a 4.0 bubble? Are real savings being made thanks to automation/robotization?
We will try to shed light on the possibilities that technology offers the industry with the help of representatives from the industrial world:
- Elena Guede Vazquez (Plant Manager at Cementos Lemona),
- Xabier Uriagereka Pastor (Innovation Manager at I3S),
- José Ramón Ribate Riaño (Operations Manager at Ilunbe),
- Xabier Sabalza Laskurain (ex-Manager of Industry 4.0 at Lortek),
- Francisco García (Area Manager at GE-Opertek),
- Galder Vizcaya Ugarte (Industrial Manager at ZIV Automation),
- Enrique Paramá (Marketing Manager at Lantek),
- Elias Unzueta Etxeita (Innovation Manager at Petronor).
The round table will be moderated by Luis Blanco Urgoiti (General Secretary of Aveq-Kimika).
As well as the questions posed by the moderator, we also hope that the audience will ask the speakers some questions.
The idea for this session arose from the need to create a space for reflection. It is clear that Digital Transformation is becoming increasingly present throughout our industrial world, but it gives rise to great doubts (speed of advances and extent), as well as inconsistencies between industries, and even within companies in the same industry.
We also hope that this round table will clarify whether it is true that there is no alternative to this technological tsunami which will significantly change the way things are done (new business models). We will even be able to find out about needs in terms of human resource skills/capacities.
This round table will take place the day after Ideable participates with its own stand at “Basque Industry 4.0: Meeting point” organized by SPRI in Bilbao.
Prior to this, on 20th November, Ideable is taking part in another round table, with the industry focussing on ‘Does Digital Transformation Exist?’, organised by the Official Association of Engineering Graduates and Industrial Engineers of Bizkaia to reflect on what Digital Transformation implies for the industry.
Later, on 29th November, Ideable and Alegi Team are then organizing another session with the name ‘Active Ageing and Technology’ to give visibility to the elderly and technology.
This breakfast closes the 2018 Ideable Breakfast programme, in which we have had the chance to involve relevant external stakeholders in the technology adoption process. We have also been able to share concerns with our customers and friends about a constantly and infinitely changing world.
The practical information for this event is as follows:
Ideable Breakfast: Round Table on Industry in the Digital Age
Place: Bilbao, BEAZ Bizkaia, Sabino Arana 8, 48013 Bilbao
Date and time: 27th November 2018, 9 am.
- 9:00 Arrival of participants
- 9:10 Introduction of the speakers and questions from the moderator
- 9:45 Audience questions to the speakers
- 10:00 End of session and networking coffee
The fifth edition of Basque Industry 4.0, The Meeting Point 2018, will take place next Monday 26th November at the Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao. It is organised by the Basque Government’s Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures through the SPRI Group.
Ideable will have its own stand in the exhibition area and will present the new Field Vision system at this event. This system develops and defines new ways of offering value-added services to sectors linked to Industry 4.0, based on new concepts made possible by the technology that supports digital transformation.
At the event we will demonstrate how Field Vision technology, supported by advanced technological developments, can bring new capabilities to companies in Industry 4.0.
Field Vision is based on video calls and augmented reality to provide field technicians and customers with immediate online support from local offices using just a simple mobile phone, tablet or HoloLens glasses. For example, technicians in local facilities offer guidance from their own device to others who are working remotely in any other plant, even in another country; as such, they only need to receive a video call.
It allows incident analysis to be simply and immediately provided for machinery, open air, equipment, etc., detecting any problem quickly and efficiently.
Using these technologies, incidents can be solved and support provided more efficiently and in much less time. This means that the relevant information in our support system goes directly where the most powerful resources are, with huge cost reductions.
The premise is simple: transform data into valuable information that helps with decision making.
The objective of Field Vision: providing service and support to avoid losses in availability at expensive facilities, long start-up times and inconvenient journeys, as well as providing remote supervision of teams or planning/scheduling of maintenance tasks. These technologies are also integrated in ticketing systems, CRM systems or other corporate solutions.
“BASQUE INDUSTRY 4.0. THE MEETING POINT 2018” IS THE BIGGEST MEETING POINT FOR THE 4.0 INDUSTRY IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY.
The event focuses on EICT (electronics, information and communication technology) tools as a means for optimizing industrial processes. Intelligent tools to support design, development, production, logistics and integrated manufacturing management.
After four editions with increasing participation, this event has become the meeting point which annually gathers all the key stakeholders of this new industrial revolution. The Basque Country is in this way establishing itself as a leading region worldwide in exploiting the potential of new technologies in manufacturing processes, Industry 4.0. In addition, the event combines first-rate speeches, the presentation of case studies, workshops, interviews, round tables, exhibitions and a demonstration area.
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Last September, the international event AAL FORUM was held at the EUSKALDUNA CONFERENCE CENTRE in Bilbao from 24th to 26th and IDEABLE, TECNALIA, IHOMELAB and EXTHEX, some of the partners from zocaalo participated there.
In fact, IDEABLE and EXTHEX participated in a workshop in the AAL Forum that was organized the 26th. In that workshop, both companies described the goals of the zocaalo platform and the main aspects of the certification process, as shown in the picture below.
The most interesting points for the audience were the possibility of getting help on how to design accessible apps for the elderly users and the access to possible end-users to test those apps before being launched to the market.
The zocaalo project was also presented in the booths from some of these partners, specially in the IDEABLE’S stand in which, apart from the visible roll-up of the project, many visitors could take some of the flyers describing the project and inviting developers from the AAL community to join our certification process.
But those were not the only moments dedicated to zocaalo during AAL Forum. In the hackathon HACK4ELDER advantage that took place in Bilbao too but the weekend before AAL Forum, zocaalo was one of the sponsors.
During that hackathon, zocaalo was present in two innovation pills: one by Javier Arcas from TECNALIA, presenting some of the most important guidelines on how to design accurate apps for the elderly people, and another one by Iñaki Bartolome, from IDEABLE, presenting the zocaalo seal and its certification process.
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The international event AAL Forum will be held at the Euskalduna Conference Centre in Bilbao from 24th to 26th September and Ideable, currently a European benchmark in the application of technology for care of the elderly and in the design of health telemonitoring systems, just couldn’t miss it this year.
The AAL Forum, which coincides with the Silver Week that Bizkaia will dedicate to the Silver Economy sector, aims to expand the AAL community of change makers and develop more efficient systems which will allow us all – local stakeholders (municipalities, provinces, regions, health and social care providers, etc.), SMEs and the industrial sector responsible for planning tomorrow’s digital technology today – to build the services for an ageing society together.
As part of this event, Ideable will have its own stand where we will present our Kwido elderly care platform, as well as various innovations in this field that we are currently developing in the areas of cognitive stimulation, indoor and out-of-home monitoring for the elderly, virtual reality, etc.
In line with the AAL Forum’s objective of creating an interactive and inspiring event based on creativity and a commitment to the AAL community, our newly developed virtual reality games for cognitive stimulation will be available to those attending the event who come to our stand.
Ideable will also participate in a variety of activities:
- It will present zocaalo, the new international marketplace for apps available for the elderly, both at our stand and at a side event. The zocaloo workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 26 at 11:00 am in Room C Level 3 of the Euskalduna Palace.
- Furthermore, Iñaki Bartolomé, CEO of Ideable Solutions, will participate in Workshop 10 – Growing the AAL market: ensuring effective deployment of real life solutions on Tuesday 26th at 16:00 pm. The workshop will analyse how to contribute to the market success of AAL and Silver Economy solutions.
- In the poster section, Iñaki Bartolomé will also present the first advances of the IOANNA project on Tuesday, September 25 at 9:40 am, focused on offering geolocation products and services to the elderly from mobile phones.
- In addition, prior to the AAL Forum, our CEO will also give a presentation about zocaalo to hackathon Hack4Elder advantAGE participants on Sunday at 11:00 am.
Ideable and AAL
AAL is a European programme to promote research into the use of technology to improve the quality of life of the elderly.
One of Ideable’s most distinctive characteristics is innovation, as it has already demonstrated in several of its projects. Examples of this are the creation of the elderly care line (Kwido), which is now a benchmark in Europe, and the digital cognitive stimulation platform (Kwido Mementia).
Ideable is very active in the Silver Economy sector and in the AAL programme, taking part at present in four different AAL projects with partners all around Europe.
And Ideable was also chosen to design the event’s website, so we couldn’t be more involved or happy for it to be a success.
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Iñaki Bartolomé, Kwido CEO, to take part in the UPV/EHU Summer Courses with the presentation entitled “Kwido: platform for monitoring health, cognitive stimulation and social skills. A success story”. on Friday 22 June at 10:10.
Iñaki Bartolomé will highlight the different areas that Kwido has specialised in, both in communication (tele-consultation) and in terms of monitoring health, with a very special mention being given to the Kwido Mementia cognitive stimulation platform, where he will discuss the praxia and gnosia engines and the results obtained from the studies carried out with Kwido Mementia.
He will also discuss the new projects that Kwido is working on, such as using virtual and augmented reality, monitoring the elderly at home and its participation in different R&D projects in Europe, where Ideable and Kwido are already leaders in the Silver Economy.
For Ideable it is an honour to be part of this major prestigious national event, which is celebrating its 37th edition in 2018. These UPV/EHU Summer Courses provide a forum to debate and think critically about a society which is constantly changing.
Objectives of the Summer Course on Research and Innovation into frailty and ageing:
- Examining the impact that an ageing population has on society.
- Looking at the frailty syndrome from different fields and focal points.
- Stimulating debate between the different players in our field.
- Presenting the different evaluation and prevention strategies being developed at regional, national and European levels.
- Showing the most recent results from research and innovation in the field of ageing at regional, national and European levels.
The objective of the course that we are going to take part in is to focus on the frailty syndrome, a situation that combines various factors that are very common in the elderly and in which the functional reserve and ability to adapt are reduced.
A common precursor to loss of autonomy and, therefore, the dependency threshold, frailty, unlike dependency, is reversible. Early identification of those suffering from it, as well as accurate evaluation, will therefore prevent or slow down dependency. This will improve the quality of life for these people and help to control the social, family and health costs associated with dependency.
During the workshops, the latest advances in research and innovation will be presented in different fields such as Biology, Medicine, Primary Care, and Technology, and with Kwido cited as a success story.
The Summer Course is organised by the consortium comprised of the Biodonostia Institute, Tecnalia, the University of the Basque Country/ Eukal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU), Vicomtech, Cidetec, IK4-Tekniker and the Matia Institute.
You can find the Course programme here.
There’s still time if you’d like to know more about us and discover the latest news about Kwido there’s still time, here is the link to register for the UPV/EHU Summer School.
See you on June 22 at the Mirarmar de Donosti Palace for the UPV/EHU Summer Courses!
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Ideable will pitch zocaalo (www.zocaalo.eu) ) in the first AAL2Business Venture Academy (Vienna, 6 June 2018).
It is a way to help to build accessible and usable apps for these end-users and certify that they fulfill with the basic requirements for this sector.
What are the goals for the zocaalo marketplace?
- To facilitate the widespread uptake of accessible and easy-to-use apps for elderly users and/or caregivers. These apps are certified as suitable for the needs and requirements of elderly people
- To provide eldercare sector professionals with apps to adopt for helping their current services or build new ones.
- To provide validated tools and experts for the apps developers to improve efficiency and synergetic development of apps for eldercare sector and elderly users.
In this pitch, we will also offer access to the webinar in which everyone can know more about zocaalo, and can apply with their apps for the certification process that will be for free only for some weeks during this summer.
AAL2Business is a three-year support action launched by the AAL Joint Programme. Its main objective is to help companies in their business development and commercialisation challenges related to solutions developed under AAL projects.
It offers a wide variety of support actions addressing AAL JP projects in different stages of their lifecycle: from before obtaining the funding until after the end of the project.
This session is supported by the AAL Programme. The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme promotes innovative technological product ideas and services for active and healthy ageing, supporting them until they launch on the market.
Ideable will present zocaalo 6th June 2018 in Vienna
Everyone can know more about zocaalo and can apply with their apps for the certification process that will be for free only for some weeks during this summer.