26 January 2021


22 August 2019

Multi-disciplinary and lean innovation for Assistive Technology- FreeWheel contribution

Partner Keen Bull lead the team who presented the paper “Multi-disciplinary and lean innovation for Assistive Technology” at the World Health Organisation event ““Improving access to assistive technology for everyone, everywhere – the GReAT Consultation 2019, August the 22nd and 23rd, 2019 in Geneva. The paper, available here mentions FreeWheel as a low cost solution to propel manual wheelchair and relieve users from the health damages and fatigue caused by manual wheelchair pushing. Paolo Badano from Genny Angels, representing Genny Factory in this occasion, is amongst the valuable contributors to the paper and the presentation.

28 March 2019

18-months review meeting in Brussels

FreeWheel partners met for the project’s 18 Months Review Meeting in Brussels last Tuesday. This was a great opportunity to share with the EU Commission representative the technical achievements and the impressive results reached so far by the project. The FreeWheel solution is progressing very well with the development of the motorising unit and the definition of the service blueprint. The user centered approach that is informing the project will generate an inclusive mobility solution which is striving to make an impact. The project partners will meet again after the summer, but in the meantime work is continuing with the activities that will bring the project to the final demonstration of the FreeWheel solution at a tourist location in Greece and in a mall in Italy.


27 March 2019

18-months review meeting

On Tuesday March the 26th FreeWheel project team is in Brussels for the 18 months review meeting and for the Fourth General Assembly.

Follow the event on Twitter:  @FreewheelEU  #FWGA2019

29 January 2019

Partner EFAACHA presented FreeWheel solution at specialised training event in Patras

Panos Papadatos (EFAACHA) presented FreeWheel project to a specialised audience in Patras, in the context of an event organized by GROWMAT that included the training of 30 entrepreneurs in the field of Accessible Tourism. The presentation of the event was organized in collaboration with p-consulting.

25 November 2018

International Day of People with Disability in Lugano, Switzerland

Paolo Badano from Genny Angels presented FreeWheel solution at the event “Disabili siamo tutti: una vita senza barriere” (“We are all disabled: a life without barriers”), an event to start the celebrations of the International Day of People with Disability. The event was organised by BPW (Business & Professional Women Club, Ticino Switzerland) in Lugano to raise awareness about the challenges faced by disabled people and to discuss the practical solutions available to overcome them. Mr Badano illustrated the mobility opportunity developed by our project.

25-26 November 2018

Partner Genny Angels raises awareness of FreeWheel solution

Genny Angels brought FreeWheel to the HERBSTMESSE in Bolzano, Italy, 25-26 November. The local fair dedicated an area to services to mobility of people on wheelchairs, where FreeWheel project poster was exhibited reaching interested commercial and generic public.

12-15 November 2018

Project FreeWheel at MEDICA 2018

Project FreeWheel was represented at MEDICA 2018, the leading international trade fair for the medical sector, in Düsseldorf / Germany from 12 – 15 November 2018.  Partner Genny Angels welcomed questions on the project from visitors to its associate’s stand.

The project generated a lot of interest from medical professionals and commercial distributors. In particular, the cohesiveness of the proposition and the clear synergies amongst the technological, medical, scientific, social and cultural aspects were particularly appreciated.

11 October 2018

 FreeWheel General Assembly

FREEWHEEL General Assembly will take place the 11 and 12 October in Lugano, at SUPSI.

22 July 2018

 Fontanellato accessibile

FREEWHEEL project will be presented at the event Fontanellato Accessibile, which promotes the improvement of mobility of people with disabilities in this Municipality that has improved constantly the  accessibility of its tourist offer.

How accessible are Italian municipalities? This was one of the topics discussed during the event organized in Fontanella by the Bandiera Lilla Cooperative whose mission is to promote accessibility in Italian cities. Tiziano Luccarelli and Paolo Badano presented FreeWheel.

07 March 2018

 Liberi di essere, liberi di muoversi

IRIS chose to join and support the initiative “Liberi di essere, liberi di muoversi“, born from the collaboration between the City of Beinasco and PMG Italy. The objective, purchasing a vehicle for the free transport of disabled people, was achieved thanks to the 50 local sponsors.




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