Call for project closed the 04|02|19
The Claude Pompidou Gerontology Cluster in Belfort is looking for an innovative solution for its assisted living facilities. The solution should be a humanoid robot that can act to support or take over for the staff for the benefit of residents and their relatives and visitors.
This solution must address all or some of the following needs:
A solution that provides all of these would be preferable, but partial solutions or technological bricks that can be integrated together to form a more complete product are also invited to respond to this call for projects.
Rewards and benefits for winning projects
Assisted living facility staff are faced with multiple daily requirements from residents and their families. Providing quality service is a fundamental value for the entites within the Claude Pompidou Gerontology Cluster in Belfort. However, it is not always possible to provide immediate responses, assistance and support. Frustration and discontent can arise from these delays, which are always too long for the people waiting.
In the face of budgetary constraints assisted living facilities for dependent elderly people (EHPADs) must make management choices to optimize care services for the elderly.
The Gerontology Cluster is looking for a solution that can assist staff in the most accessible and sensitive areas of service as well. By helping residents and relatives, this assistant would provide support for our teams in the field.
As part of our partnership with the Departmental Council of the Belfort area, the solution we would like to find must also be transferable to other similar organizations. The Belfort local authority is convinced of the added value that these tools can bring to residents and families and sensitive to these technological developments, and maintains a strong ambition to implement and encourage the development of these solutions in the local authority’s organizations and is considering a version that can be adapted to work in people’s homes.
Goal of the call for projects
In a context where good relationships and immediate responses to questions are needed, it is essential to be able to offer to all visitors a special relationship with staff and personalized assistance. In doing so, the person being welcomed into the facility must be able to obtain the same answers and support services that they would have received from a caregiver by means of artificial intelligence. These challenges can be partially addressed through digital technologies.
In the medico-social environment, new technologies must have a strong impact on so-called care professions. More broadly, these changes profoundly change how things are done; they raise questions about the ways humans and technology interact, about the search for a better life, but also about the way to design and the form of how information is provided in the future.
The vision for care facility institutions in the broadest sense - between long-term and sequential interactions - must be fundamentally modified:
Solutions we are looking for
As part of this call for projects, we are seeking a technological or "service" innovation that meets the following needs:
1- Intelligent reception management and general information:
2- Managing activities and mobility within the facility:
3- Accessibility and security:
Eligibility and selection criteria:
This call for projects is open to SMEs, SMIs and startups. The winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
Provisional timetable and selection procedure:
The winning projects will be selected by a committee composed of representatives from ENGIE, the Claude Pompidou Gerontology Cluster and the Territoire de Belfort Departmental Council.
The partners of the Call for Projects
A global energy and services group based on three key businesses: low-carbon electricity generation, including natural gas and renewable energy, energy infrastructure and customer solutions.
ENGIE Cofely is one of the leaders of the energy transition in France and is part of the ENGIE Group, one of the leading energy companies in the world.
Created in 1970 and recognized as a public service organization, the Claude Pompidou Foundation supports people made vulnerable by illness, disability and old age, thanks to its volunteers and facilities.
Mutual assistance, proximity, solidarity between generations, the principle of non-abandonment and the preservation of dignity are the fundamental values that guide the Claude Pompidou Foundation and those involved in it for people made vulnerable by illness, disability or the old age.
These principles are effectively and tangibly expressed through actions and an ethic that inspire the two ways the Claude Pompidou Foundation works: the volunteer work that it provides offers and the facilities it builds and makes available.
Created in 2016, the Claude Pompidou Gerontology Cluster brings together under one name all the services provided by the "Les Bons Enfants" association for the elderly population and its carers.
The aim of the gerontology cluster is to offer elderly people in the Belfort area a catalog of services that can address their difficulties, whether short-term or permanent, and to support them as soon as the first signs of fragility appear, from the home to the moment when they enter the facility.
The Claude Pompidou Gerontology Cluster consists of a single multi-site establishment:
To which we add new facilities being requested:
This project is in line with the orientations of the Territoire de Belfort Department's policy formalized in the self-sufficiency plan for 2017-2021. The Department wants innovation to be put to use for users in complementarity with the nursing workforce. The technology is intended to reinforce the presence of residents and their families to partially reduce loneliness and isolation.
This project, co-built between the Department and the Association des Bons Enfants, is an area of experimentation for our local area. The challenge for the Department is to support EHPADs in their advancement towards a care 2.0 model for dependent elderly persons as well as for care teams.
The experiment will also be transferred to other institutions but also to people with loss of independence at home. Artificial intelligence can also be opportune for preventive purposes and contribute to providing relief for caregivers. Using robotics in the project is a revolutionary approach. The Department is strongly implicated on this subject and will also be a financial partner in it (subject to the budget vote).
Sign up for the ENGIE Innovation Newsletter