News and events
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.
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.
E2C Webinar materials available now!
If you missed our People Value Company launch event at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences last Friday the 15th, you can still access the presentations and the additional materials via Webinar page. The videos can be found under Program tab and the presentations under Materials tab. Our seminar received a lot of positive feedback - visit our Webinar page and find out why!
The AAL Catalogue of Projects 2012
The catalogue provides an overview of the 102 projects that have resulted from the first four calls published by the AAL Joint Programme. This comprehensive catalogue gives an insight into the products, systems and services that are being developed by hundreds of SMEs, research, user organisations and others, throughout Europe. The Express to Connect project is presented on page 38.
AAL Forum 2012, The Netherlands
E2C Consortium has been invited to present the project and join the exhibition at AAL Forum 2012. The event will be held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands from 24 to 27 of September 2012. The special venue for forum is the UFO-shaped Evoluon in Eindhoven. Around 1200 participants from across Europe are expected to participate, including users and care organizations.
Projects Magazine has published an article (page 20-25) in its AAL Forum special edition on the Express to Connect project. Read the extensive interview where project coordinator Thomas Hammer-Jakobsen explains how the recently created game, Play with Your Life, directly addresses the risks associated with the onset of unwanted loneliness in the elderly. Based on shared experience and interest, the game leads to social connectedness.