The overall objective for the Express to Connect consortium is to develop, test and deploy digital storytelling games. These games stimulate and facilitate social connectedness among elderly people, hereby empowering them and enriching their lives. The Express to Connect proposal addresses the overall European challenge of preventing loneliness and isolation amongst elderly people as stated in the AAL-call.
The Express to Connect project has been completed on the 28th of February 2013 after three years of consistent work with end-users. Please view the project outcomes from the E2C Outcomes section and stay tuned for what the People Value Company can offer you in the coming months.

News and events

Workshop on People Value Canvas – and Empathic Business Opportunities

A multidisciplinary team developed the People Value Canvas during the Express to Connect project, addressing loneliness in the life of retired people. It is meant as a supplementary tool and framework for building the core element of a Value Proposition reflecting people’s real needs, motivations and the desired outcomes. During the AAL Forum, on the 24 September at 15.30 – 17.00, there is a workshop which we invite you to attend and share our knowledge and ideas.

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Looking ahead - Towards People Value Company

Based on what we learnt in the project, the E2C Consortium has decided to continue collaborating in the form of People Value Company (PVC). It is built on the belief that we can help solving tomorrow’s problem by collaborating with today’s problem owners – those that are elderly today. The ageing society is causing a vast variety of new business opportunities that have been underutilized until now. PVC aims to change this by disseminating the knowledge and experience gained in the E2C project in a way that has a social and economic impact.

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Storyville games available now on AppStore!

All three storytelling games developed in the E2C project are now available on AppStore. By playing these storytelling games on iPad, players enhance the social connectedness among themselves. To download Pic My Choice, PicturePong and PhotoBluff, visit the iTunes store. The game apps are available in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands in local languages as well as in English. For more information on Storyville games, visit also the Storyville studios and view the summary of WP3 outcomes.


View the E2C Webinar

If you missed our People Value Company launch event at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences in February 2013, you can still access the presentations and the additional materials via the Webinar page. The videos can be found under the Program tab and the presentations under the Materials tab. Our seminar received a lot of positive feedback – visit our Webinar page and find out why!


Last E2C Newsletter out now!

Even though the Express to Connect project has been completed, this is not the end of the E2C story but rather the beginning of a new,exiting chapter. Read the E2C Newsletter to learnthe reasoning behind the People Value Company and the future plans of this new business entity. The final newsletter also gives a full report on the People Value Company launch event and shares the latest developments on the Storyville games.

View the E2C Newsletter