At the end of June, SIVECO Romania together with the University of Bucharest continue their meetings with seniors in Bucharest, this time by visiting the CARP ”Omenia” organization.

The CARP ”Omenia” Association is a nongovernmental charity organization for retirees, with more than 42000 members in Bucharest and other 8 counties. Its purpose is to offer help to retirees through redeemable loans and to offer other services, among which they offer assistance services and medical ones.

The two partners were welcomed with interest and openness by the members of the association, and presented Palette to the members and to potential final users, who were there to partake in the weekly English classes.

During the meeting, Palette gained their interest through its pleasant design and its ease of usage, as the participants created an account and tested the platform. The potential users offered feedback, new ideas for the platform to become as close as possible to how they imagine it.

SIVECO Romania and the University of Bucharest will come back to the CARP ”Omenia” organization to further engage the seniors that they met here in the project activities and to receive new feedback, for Palette to become even closer to their needs.


            In may, Palette partners from University of Bucharest left the capital for a series of presentations of the project in other cities from Romania.

            Drd. Aurelia Curaj started the series of presentations at the “Bella International Conference” which took place in Iasi between 14-16th of May. The general subject “Ageing- Risk or opportunity” made the introduction of the participants in the Palette universe through the presentation of the partners involved in the project, the focus group and co-creation sessions which took place during the implementation of the project, and through the functionalities of the platform. The audience had the opportunity to take a closer look inside the project, first through the general details that were offer about Palette and then also by visualizing the platform ( the introduction clip, the creation of an account, of an activity, of an event etc).

            At the end of the presentation, the audience composed by doctors, professors or researches from South-Eastern Europe have participated at some Q&A Sessions and offered a positive feedback to the partners regarding the implementation of a project like Palette in Romania. More than 70% of the audience members thought that Romania needs as much Active Ageing programs as possible.

             In the nearest future, the partners from University of Bucharest want to come back for more presentations of Palette in more cities.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:02

Meetings with the Final Users of Palette

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In April and May, the University of Bucharest and SIVECO Romania met with approximately 40 potential final users of Palette.

After a promising start of the year, in which the two partners presented the project to the Direction of Social Work in Bucharest, the time has come for the senior clubs in Bucharest to find out about the benefits of the Palette platform.

The meetings with the potential final users took place at the Wise Club in District 2, and Senior Clubs of District 6 – 3 centers in which seniors meet every day to engage in different occupational therapy activities. During the meetings, the seniors had the opportunity to find out general information about the Palette project and also how the platform works. At the end, the seniors could access the platform, some of them created an account, and they learned how they can create activities, events, or offer services, under the guidance of the two partners from Romania.

These three meetings at the senior clubs ended with collecting feedback: each participant filled in a questionnaire through which they expressed their opinions on the Palette platform. 

Soon, the University of Bucharest, together with SIVECO Romania, will organize other meetings with potential Palette users.



Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:10

Successful meeting in Romania concluded

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All nine partners of PaletteV2 project had a meeting at SIVECO premises. Two days of strong involvement and active participation will add momentum to development and user involvement in the finishing phases of the Palette platform.  

Except for the flawless coordination and friendly environment, we will also remember this days as the most winterly meeting of all despite the timing at the end of March.



Tuesday, 20 March 2018 08:51

Palette Partner meeting at SIVECO

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Announcing the 7th upcoming general partner meeting of the members of PaletteV2 project.


Meeting will take place at SIVECO's headquarters in Bucharest from 22nd until 23rd of March.

Main meeting topics are the start of user testing cycles and intensive business development activities. 

The research project PALETTEV2 - Participative Activity and Learning Environment offering Targeted ICT Tools for the Elderly ( brings the focus and proposes solutions for one of the current concerning issues: accelerating the aging process at global level and increasing the rate of elder population to the total population.

The project PALETTEV2 aims at improving the quality of life for the population aged 55 to 70 , by developing an environment of participative activities and of an ITC platform dedicated to the elderly.

Europe, as  whole, has to adjust itself to a new reality where one estimated that , by 2060, 1 in 3 persons will be over 65 years old, while more than 1 in 10 will be over 80y-o.

In 2013, UE has reached its target, namely that a percentage of 50% of those aged 55-64 yo should be employed. The age’s particularities make that 21.6% of the elderly workers in Europe shall develop independent activities, while 22% of them work part-time. In Romania, the number of persons over 55 years old represents more than a quarter of the country’s population is exceeding the 5.5 million thresholds.

Given the particularities of the elderly population, the project is provides a platform easy to use for communication and informing, conceived for the persons who do not have much experience in the field of computers and internet. The users will be able to communicate to the system and to share with other users elements such as: their contact details, jobs, hobbies, their preferred sports activities, holiday options.

The system will store this data in each user’s personal profile and will make possible interactions between the system’s users according to their preferences, without affecting the confidentiality of personal data.

Given that the platform developed by SIVECO Romania facilitates the access to numerous multimedia materials, the users’ interest for its use is increasing.

The system is searching for similar profiles, but also activities and services related to the user’s interest and launches customized notifications. For example, the persons seeking for volunteers or professionals may find or may receive information on experienced senior persons, retired people who are willing to offer their skills and expertise. Another example: a lady requesting help for gardening may get advice from horticulture engineers. The users of PaletteV2 system can find out and can join a group of seniors who are planning a day out in a certain town, following a system notification.

The project’s research and development activity runs for 30 months, developed in the period 01.04.2016 - 30.09.2018.
The project is funded through the AAL-programme (Active and Assisted Living).
The project will be implemented by partners having complementary expertise, from five countries: Romania, Switzerland, Netherlands, Slovenia and Poland.
The project Coordinator is University Hospitals of Geneva from Switzerland, providing primary care services, secondary and tertiary and outpatient medical care, specialized also in the area of research projects.

Also in the field of research are activating the organizations Stichting Reflexion, VILANS, Stichting Smart Homes, and Kempen LIFE from Netherlands and Instytut Chemii Biooganicznej PAN, represented by Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) in Poland.

The two Romanian organizations involved in the project are:  SIVECO Romania, the only large size company in this consortium and Bucharest University, specialized in research projects. The SME expertise in the project is provided by The Prava poteza Institute from Slovenia.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 17:37

Palette has a new logo

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SIVECO's designer refreshed Palettes logo to picture dynamic environment that invites us to enjoy life together!



Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:38

Palette gets new user interface

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Development of Palette platform is running according to co-creation sessions results. Future users of Palette selected most wanted features and programmers from SIVECOPoznań Supercomputing and Networking Centerand Prava poteza Institute are implementing them in joint development environment. 


Friday, 20 October 2017 09:32

Palette was presented at Coimbra AAL event in 2017

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Palette platform was presented at the Coimbra 2017 AAL investors  event by Rachel van Berlo (KempenLIFE), member of PaletteV2 project team in October 2017.

The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme promotes innovative technological product ideas and services for active and healthy ageing, supporting them until they launch on the market. These innovations are presented at the annual AAL Forum, among the largest European events of its kind. The forum provides an excellent opportunity to network within the AAL community and to discuss issues around AAL within workshops, keynote presentations and a large exhibition area.

The AAL Forum hosted over 700 international congress participants, who are able to find out the latest AAL products and services from 50 exhibitors, 30 workshops and various keynote speakers. The event offers an excellent opportunity to network and gives participants a great platform to exchange experiences and ideas. Interested investors can use the opportunity to find products and services with market potential.

The forum is the ideal meeting place for:

  • Professionals involved in the technology sector with an interest in ageing
  • Social care and care providers
  • Investors looking for new solutions and innovations
  • Individuals and organisations implicated in the AAL funded projects
  • EU, national and regional decision makers in the field of health, social issue, technology and innovations.


Presentation was part of Forum program in the frame of Investors' event on Tuesday, October 3rd.