2 Replacement Technical Partners Sought for H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 - 1 Academic and 1 Non Academic

Research & Development Request
United Kingdom
A UK Midlands based University is seeking 2 replacement partners to join their consortium for the following project:
H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 - Designing for People with Dementia: designing for mindful self empowerment. The client is open to expressions of interest from academic and non academic partners from anywhere in the EU in the areas of healthcare, environmental design, ICT but also build solution models and prototypes.
This project has already started and aims to help people with dementia engage in social contexts to improve psychosocial wellbeing. People who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias often face cognitive, behavioural and psychosocial difficulties, including impairment and degeneration of memory and of perceptions of identity. In a social context, this can cause difficulties of recognizing, relating to and empathising with other people.

Design can offer novel ways of complementing existing care approaches to empower people with dementia in everyday social situations. Utilising the concept of mindful design, they will investigate innovative design solutions to enable self-empowerment and confidence building of people living with dementia. They will specifically focus on two areas: personal difficulties with social interaction and environmental influences on social engagement. In these two contexts, they will study how personal, wearable designs can help mediate perceptions of identity and emotion management; and how environmental aspects can reduce feelings of information overload and in still feelings of self-empowerment and control.

They are looking for 2 partners to replace the organisations who have left the project to cover the following areas:

1. A new non-academic design partner. This partner could be anywhere in the EU, should have an interest in their project and should offer design expertise in one of the areas of the project (healthcare design, environment design, personalising/wearables, or ICT)

2. A new academic partner: Development of mindful design ideas / solutions / models / prototypes.

EOI Deadline: 20th December 2016
Deadline for call: Already started
Advantages and Innovations The outcomes and benefits of the project will include: the development of new uses of design for helping people with dementia to engage socially and improve subjective well-being; the presentation of a robust methodological co-design framework for the development and evaluation of the designs in dementia care settings; the development of a holistic mindful model of designing and of a model for mindful care for social engagement for people with dementia; policy recommendations for the inclusion of design within dementia care. This groundbreaking project will be enabled through an innovative consortium of academic and non-academic partners that combines research in product and environmental design, ICT, and dementia care.
Enterprise Europe Network Contact Partner: AGENTIA DE DEZVOLTARE REGIONALA NORD-VEST Contact Person: Oana Stanculescu Phone Number 0040-264-431550 Public Email [email protected]


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