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Ubiquitous iNteroperable Care for Ageing People

UNCAP delivers a platform based on open industrial standards
able to create new care & assistance paradigms
The result will be an open source, scalable and privacy-savvy
ecosystem ready to help ageing people live independently

UNCAP Conference, Nottingham, UK
Annual UNCAP Conference
The first annual UNCAP Conference, Exhibition and Challenge was held on 17th September at the Mercure Hotel, Nottingham, UK.

Lord Mayor of Nottingham - Councillor Jackie Morris

The Conference was opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris. The Lord Mayor has worked as a nurse at the City and Highbury Hospitals, this medical background gives her an understanding of the issues facing the ageing population today.

The Lord Mayor was so impressed by the Exhibition and Conference that she is now an ambassador for UNCAP. She hopes to present UNCAP to Nottingham City Council to affect their decision making for the future of the elderly.

Giuseppe Conti and the Lord Mayor of Nottingham
This successful event attracted international speakers outwith the project consortium including John Herring (Oracle, USA), Kathi Schleidt (Austrian Environmental Agency), Eddie Oldfield (eHealth, OGC, Canada) and Stephen Fuller (Nottingham Geospatial Institute).

John Herring, Oracle, USA

Topics included Standardization, Security, Interoperability, Procurement and Innovation opportunities for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.

The conference presentations are available to view at

UNCAP Innovation Award
Martin Voight (Nelumbox), Angela Ivanova (INI-Novation), Jovan Stevovic (, Christl Lauterbach (Future-Shape), Frank Verbeek (Gociety)
On 29th July 2015 representatives of innovation management organisations from all over Europe met in Darmstadt, Germany, to award the four best start-up companies at an international eCare innovations pitching event, the UNCAP 2015 INNOVATION AWARD.

UNCAP targets the establishment of an international innovation ecosystem for eCare, in which innovation management and business spin-off tasks will be achieved on a global scale. Thus, return-on-investment potential will be generated and sustainability of UNCAP will be achieved.

In this context, the first UNCAP INNOVATION AWARD event was organised to provide eCare innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to introduce their technologies featuring future eCare solutions. An international jury recruited of market and technology experts evaluated the presentations, ranked them and selected the four best pitches for the UNCAP INNOVATION AWARD.
The first prize was awarded to “CHINO.IO” (Italy), providing secure API and storage for health data according to EU laws and regulations. The second prize was awarded to “NELUMBOX pro” (Germany), for their cooling box for cold chain solutions.

The competition was a very tight one with high-level presentations. Therefore, the judges decided to award two third prizes, which were given to “Gociety” (The Netherlands), a system for remote continuous care, prevention and early diagnoses, as well as to “Future Shape GmbH” (Germany), offering Sense Floor, a large-area fall detection floor system:

All winners of the pitching competition received vouchers to attend the UNCAP Conference in Nottingham and the opportunity to participate in the exhibition of future technologies and the training sessions on how to program and extend UNCAP with their solutions.
UNCAP Exhibition of Future Technologies
The exhibition of future technologies was represented by the following companies:
  • ATOS, Spain
  • AUTH, Greece
  • BIO ASSIST, Greece
  • CHINO.IO, Italy
  • CREATE-NET, Italy
  • FUTURE SHAPE, Germany
  • GOCIETY, Netherlands
  • NELUMBOX, Germany
  • SOCIAL IT, Italy
  • TRILOGIS, Italy
  • UNITN, Italy

UNCAP Challenge Winner

The winners of the UNCAP Challenge were selected from the exhibitors at the event.
1st Prize
Trilogis, HALe Solution

Leonardo Plotegher and Giuseppe Conti (Trilogis), Stephen Fuller (Nottingham Geospatial Institute)

The first prize was awarded to Trilogis for HALe (Home Assisted Living for Elderly), a hardware and software solution capable of monitoring elderly people living in nursing homes or their home.

It is an unobtrusive application based on the use of video cameras that is able to detect and track people indoors. The application can analyse the behaviour of the people tracked and generate alarms when specific events occur such as detecting when someone falls, if someone enters prohibited areas or leaves safe ones and if someone is wandering around without an apparent reason. Notifications are then sent to the care personnel and displayed in a web application and on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). Each notification contains a description of the alarm, the time the event occurred and, most importantly, its location.
2nd Prize
Martin Voigt, Nelumbox

Giuseppe Conti (Trilogis), Martin Voigt (Nelumbox)

The second prize was awarded to Nelumbox, a cooling box for cold chain solutions.

Today the transportation of medical products requiring cooling is still complicated and expensive. Nelumbox, a startup company from Darmstadt (Germany) want to change that with their active cooling and digital tracking solution for temperature sensitive medical transports at any time, any place and under any condition. They have  developed an infrastructure independent transportation device for active temperature control. The embedded software enables logging and processing data of temperature, location and schedules.

Nelumbox's vision is to raise the standard of living for millions of people by providing safe and reliable technology with superior usability. The use of their technology leads to fewer losses of medicines therefore saving valuable resources. becomes UNCAP Associate Partner

Giuseppe Conti  and Leonardo Plotegher (Trilogis), Jovan Stevovic (, Wolfgang Kniejski (INI-Novation)
As a result of winning the UNCAP Innovation Award, the project partners decided to involve as an associate partner in the consortium, delivering its expertise and technology to UNCAP.

The platform architects agreed that's service would provide added value to the project and solve privacy and security issues within the platform. This gives the opportunity to support the UNCAP platform development team in addition to all 13 participating pilot care homes and hospices, located in 6 different countries. All will benefit from this decision; will gain a lot of international visibility and recognition through participation in UNCAP and
Chino will deliver its expertise and knowledge about legal aspects to the consortium analysing privacy and legal requirements for sensitive data for involved partners.
UNCAP was presented at the European Commission's Health Info Open Day
for Horizon 2020 'Health, demographic change and well-being'
on 18th September 2015, Brussels, Belguim

Past Events

Kick-off meeting
Rovereto, Italy
OGC-TC Meeting
Barcelona, Spain
Project has been presented within the Urban Planning and the Health DWG sections
Health Care Meeting
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Project Review Meeting
8-9 July 2015, Brussells, Belguim
Annual UNCAP Conference and Challenge
17-18 September 2015, Nottingham, UK
European Commission's Health Info Open Day
18 September 2015, Brussels, Belguim

Forthcoming Events

Project Review Meeting
February 2015
UNCAP website
UNCAP Channel
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme - Societal Challenge 1 (DG CONNECT/H) under grant agreement No 643555
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