About the project
WisdomOfAge will develop a digital application that takes advantage of the experience and background of people over 50 years old, enabling them to share their knowledge and solve specific problems for industrial companies. This collaboration includes on-line courses, training, projects management and other specific topics requested by companies.
The platform end-users are grouped into two large categories: the seniors acting as mentors or teachers and the industrial companies acting as beneficiaries or students.
As WisdomOfAge solves problems of active industrial partners they ensure the sustainability of the platform which is free to use for all the senior mentors. WisdomOfAge is based on the concept of e-learning platforms technology extending it towards a creative and open environment where ideas are shared and problems are solved. The benefits for the senior mentors cover multiple areas: financial support, active ageing, social integration and societal development through their experience.
WisdomOfAge supports the older people to remain active and contribute towards the society with their most important and unique skill: experience. Thus, WisdomOfAge creates a unique and modern, innovative, flexible and open digital platform with a user interface oriented towards the needs and skills of senior people, that will connect them to industrial companies that require their specific knowledge and skill.
Continuing the trend from other industries, WisdomOfAge will provide on-line and on-time customer-oriented support, connecting the seniors with companies in a digital partnership.
Expected results and impact
It is expected that the life of at least 100 senior engineers will be improved only in the first year after the WisdomOfAge market launch, an event planned to happen in April 2023. They will offer their services towards young/inexperienced engineers from at least 40 industrial companies. Through this, WisdomOfAge will contribute to the mentors’ improved social inclusion, a sense of accomplishment and usefulness, financial independence and an active mental state.
WisdomofAge is a project funded by AAL Programme, co-funded by the European Commission and National Funding Authorities of Romania, Switzerland and Belgium.
AAL is a funding programme that aims to create better quality of life for older people and to strengthen industrial opportunities in the field of healthy ageing technology and innovation. AAL supports international consortiums by funding their projects that work towards creating market-ready products and services for older people. Each project consists of SMEs, research bodies and end-user organizations.
AAL’s projects address a number of issues, including management of chronic conditions, social inclusion, access to online services, mobility, management of daily activities, and support from informal careers.
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