INNOVCARE project selected for the France 2030 priority research programme on Autonomy

The Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS and its partners are pleased to announce the selection by an international jury of the INNOVCARE project: “Care-led Innovation: The Case of elderly care in France and Japan”. This project, coordinated by the FFJ, has been selected under the Priority Research Programme (France 2030): "Autonomy: ageing and disability". The aim of the INNOVCARE project is to develop an alternative concept of care-led innovation based on a comparative study of robotics, AI and digital technologies that can help older people to live independently, but which have limitations identified by those working in the field and by the scientific community. This project tries to overcome these limitations by working towards a better match between social and individual needs and the contributions made by these technologies. The project brings together a consortium of 18 partners, including 7 from Japan: École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Sorbonne Université, Université de Bordeaux, Université de Bretagne-Occidentale,  Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, Fondation Croix-Rouge, The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), The French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM), PS Institut, Sophia University, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Doshisha University, National Institute of Public Health, Osaka University, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Toyo University. It has a substantial budget that will enable it to carry out large-scale inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research over a period of 5 years, with researchers in the social sciences, robotics specialists, doctors and people working in the field on a major issue that is profoundly challenging our societies.

The consortium is looking for more partners, both in academia and private institutions. Please feel free to contact EHESS at: ffj(at)

Source: EHESS

Published: October 2023