posted Apr 7, 2010, 9:36 AM by Andrew Mackenzie
The EU FP7 project called BRAID (Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development) responds to the need to consolidate the various existing perspectives, plans, roadmaps and research in ICT and Ageing. It will utilise knowledge repositories and stakeholder networks to create a self-sustaining, dynamic strategic mechanism for overcoming the fragmentation that has plagued e-inclusion and for improving co-ordination and collaboration among stakeholders. The three main objectives of BRAID are;
1. To create a dynamic ICT and Ageing roadmap that addresses older people's needs not otherwise well met, that identifies and benefits from best practices in the EU and elsewhere and that analyses current and potential gaps in knowledge and execution;
2. To instantiate a strategic research agenda that tracks and builds upon existing, emerging and disruptive technologies and that responds to the changing socio-economic conditions of stakeholders;
3. To expand the BRAID networks of contacts to build a self-sustaining co-ordination mechanism which is viral and ubiquitous and reaches out across the heterogeneity of stakeholders.
A key element of the project will be a Board of Experts made up of key members of relevant Stakeholder groups and who will assist us by providing input and commenting on ongoing work.
If you are interested in forming part of the call for Experts, then take a look at this document with details here