Inauguration Event

Mon, Sep 17, 2018, 4:30 PM (CEST)

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Welcome to the brand new Zurich Chapter of Aging2.0

Our mission is to support innovators taking on the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging.

Aging2.0 is international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational - focused on changing the conversation from 1.0 (focused on local, clinical, siloed approaches) to 2.0 (collaborative, lifestyle-oriented, opportunity-driven) - hence the name: Aging2.0.

As a special guest, we will host Stephen Johnston, Co-founder of Aging2.0. Stephen will provide the Swiss innovators community with the 8 grand challenges to be solved. He will give us a glimpse of life changing global ventures, provide an outlook of the OPTIMIZE Conference in San Francisco (held November 14-15, 2018) and will outline the opportunities for Swiss startups to grow globally.

And of course startups are presenting themselves:

MindMotion: enhances neurorehabilitation to stay fit longer,

- Amigos: the social shopping app from Migros,

Caru: the roommate of the future,

Seniorservice24: platform to find part-time caregivers,

- register caregivers legally compliant in 5 minutes,

Pflegevermittlung Schweiz: 24/7-caregiver recruitment agency,

SmartLife Care: emergency devices and 24/7 help and assistance,

SmartWatcher: The World’s Most Elegant Emergency Call System,

- LAQA: The smarter way to drink,

Ev News: enables people with macular degeneration to read again,

We are looking forward to welcoming and getting to know all nearby innovators in the field of aging!

Best wishes,


Zurich Chapter

Patrick Hofer

Reto Weber
Senior Chapter Advisor



AMIGOS ist die neue Social Shopping Plattform der Migros und bringt Besteller und Bringer zusammen. Als Besteller kannst du schnell und bequem deinen Warenkorb aus über 6‘000 Migros-Produkten zusammen stellen. Sobald ein Bringer aus deiner Umgebung den Auftrag angenommen hat, kauft er für dich in der Migros-Filiale ein und bringt dir die Einkäufe zum abgemachten Zeitpunkt nach Hause.


CARU developed the world's first smart sensor for the care sector.


Hiring and insuring your caregiver help made easy. will make sure that you comply with all legal regulations as an employer. Become a customer today so that you can sit back and relax.


Seniorservice24 is the leading Swiss platform to find caregivers.

Pflegevermittlung Schweiz GmbH

Referral platform for 24/7 caregivers

Smartlife Care

Mit SmartLife Care geniessen Sie Ihre Unabhängigkeit und sind sich sicher, im Notfall schnell Hilfe zu erhalten. Einfach bestellen, einstecken, schon kann's losgehen. Ganz ohne komplizierte Installation! Sollte einmal etwas passieren, werden Sie auf Knopfdruck mit einer Ihrer Kontaktpersonen oder unserer 24h-Notrufzentrale verbunden.

Smartwatcher Technologies

The World’s Most Elegant Emergency Call System. With SmartWatcher emergency watches, you and your loved ones can have peace of mind and feel safe when at home as well as when out and about. In case of an emergency, appropriate help can be arranged with the press of a button.


LAQA has developed a multi-component solution for the elderly and seniors to monitor and improve their drinking habits. The solution comprises a smart drinking device (IoT) and AI-driven data processing. Beyond the effects on the user the use of the solution offers a variety of benefits for different stakeholders and leads to a relief in the care environment.

Ev News

Ev News was created by Robin Walker, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Royal Holloway and Codica, a London-based digital product studio, to enable the hundreds-of-thousands of people with macular disease to read the news and keep updated with current affairs.


MindMaze builds intuitive human machine interfaces through its breakthrough neuro-inspired computing platform. Our innovations at the intersection of neuroscience, mixed reality and artificial intelligence are poised to transform multiple industries.

Keynote Speaker

  • Stephen Johnston

    Stephen Johnston



    Stephen Johnston MBA is co-founder and CEO of Aging2.0 a global innovation platform for aging and senior care, founder of Fordcastle, an innovation consultancy and a member of the Future Agenda, the world’s largest open foresight initiative. Stephen serves on the board of Music and Memory a New York 501c3 nonprofit focused on improving the quality of life for older people, He is co-author of G…

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Monday, Sep 17
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CEST)


Pirates Hub
Konradstrasse 12, 8005 Zürich Zürich8005

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