The Project Workplan was modeled into eight Work Packages, allowing parallel execution of activities and overall coordination among all Partners. Each Work Package is a self-cointained set of activities, pushing forward the overall Project and feeding following steps with evidences and relevant indications.



Work Package 1

Analysis of existing models for managing elderly people with Cognitive Impairment and of their needs

This Work Package aims to analyze the existing models for the care of patients affected by mild to moderate Cognitive Impairment, by sharing both experiences and operational models amongst the involved countries. 

Identification of patients’ characteristics and clustering of patients’ symptoms and of their needs are also a topic of great interest within the Work Package, which lays the foundation for a performance evaluation of the clinical management perspectives of the Project.

Lead: Hospital Universitario de Getafe

Work Package 2

Business models and ICT solutions for digital services 

This Work Package’s goal is to analyze different digital solutions that are used or can be adopted for the support of elderly people’s independent living. A simultaneous analysis is focused on an evaluation of the most relevant business models that can be adopted in the various contexts, driving evidences from literature and care studies.

The definition of Change Management guidelines focused on the introduction of digital solutions to assist elderly people and the detailing of business model scenarios directly support the following activities.

Lead: Roessingh Research and Development

Work Package 3 

Design of the Digital Environment for Cognitive Inclusion

The goal of the Work Package is to design the digital environment model and its business impacts, enabling assistance service delivery for the support of elderly people’s independent living. The design of the organizational and process models will include variants for each local pilot site.

Tackling also a more technical perspective, the Work Package will focus on the definition of requirements and design of the ICT infrastructure supporting service delivery, as well as the design of different implementation settings, according to regional characteristics. 

Lead: Fondazione Politecnico di Milano

Work Package 4

Tools and solutions implementation to support the Digital Environment

The goal of this Work Package is to develop, integrate and test the detailed ICT framework, by means of researching, designing and developing the independent living and home automation components details in the previous Work Package. 

Activities will also focus on the development of the application layer integrating data from both existing and new systems, therefore allowing the correct integration of components inside existing environments within each pilot site.

 Lead: Consoft Sistemi

Work Package 5

Pilot setting, organizational and technological model tuning and validation

This Work Package will focus on the actual design and implementation of the business models, detailed processes and ICT tools within the targeted settings. This Work Package encompasses the activation of experimental care groups with direct patients’ involvements within the four Living Lab Pilot sites.

Activities will be aimed at validating the designed business model in each country, thanks to field trials of various sizes in Israel, Italy, Spain and Sweden, performing related data collection within each environment to feed following evaluation activities.

Lead: Västra Götalandsregionen 

Work Package 6

Evolution of business, industrial and quality impacts

This Work Package aims at assessing the main results of each Living Lab Pilot, evaluating the benefits of the initiative according to perspectives of different stakeholders. Activities will include the assessment and demonstration of Project results relevance, with particular reference to healthcare management, the field of ICT and eHealth, potential improvement of outcome for elderly citizens.

Additional activities of the Work Package will include the presentation of business cases for the improvement of socio-care scenarios and the fostering of permanent impact and management of transferability of the business model to other healthcare settings.

Lead: Chalmers Centre for Healthcare Improvement

Work Package 7

Dissemination and exploitation activities

The goal of this Work Package is to raise awareness of the DECI Project and its findings, increasing the outreach and impact of the Project by disseminating its results to the scientific community, policy makers and citizens.

The Work Package will promote the Project vision and exploit communication channels, developing a dedicated dissemination strategy to promote the designed model. 

Lead: Maccabi Healthcare Services

Work Package 8

Project Management

The Work Package is focused on managerial, administrative and financial coordination, handling the technical complexities of the Project. 

These goals translate into the coordination of all Project activities, the validation of Project achievements and reaching of main goals, the management of administrative issues, the supervision of deliverables, the assessment of risks, the management of communication with the European Commission, the supervision of ethic issues and of dissemination practices.

 Lead: Fondazione Politecnico di Milano