Aging2.0 Newcastle Chapter Launch

Aging2.0 Newcastle
May 24, 2018 / 5:00 PM

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The launch event of the Aging2.0 Newcastle Chapter will tell you all about the Aging2.0 global network and kickstart our own community here in Newcastle.  We already have great strength within ageing in our city and the launch of the Chapter will allow us to build on this strength and join the Aging2.0 global community.  We're fortunate to have one of the most vibrant tech startup scenes in the UK and the Chapter will be encouraging local founders to consider the wealth of opportunities presented by the largest underserved market opportunity on the planet.  We want to make Newcastle the epicentre of disruptive innovation within ageing and completely change the tired old narrative about the ageing process and our older adults.  There's a lot more to it than you think!

Founded in New York in 2012 and run by a team in HQ in San Francisco, Aging2.0 supports innovators taking on the biggest challenges and opportunities in ageing.  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.

Over the past 4 years, Aging2.0 has hosted more than 300 events around the world and relies on 50+ volunteer Chapters to build and connect our 15,000 person community in 20+ countries.

Keynote Speakers

Stephen Price

Stephen Price

Northstar Ventures

Investment Director
Chris Gibbons

Chris Gibbons


Digital Collaboration and Transformation Manager
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Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan

National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Business Development Manager
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Shantelle Million

Shantelle Million


Managing Director
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Ray Clarke

Ray Clarke

Hedgehog Lab

Chief Design Officer
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May 24, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Level 1, Maybrook House
27-35 Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JE
5:00 pm Arrival, Networking and Drinks
5:30 pm Introduction to Aging2.0
5:45 pm Rethink Ageing: Opportunities within an Ageing Society Its time to rethink ageing. The common narrative focuses on dependency, disease, death and decay. Nothing could be further from the truth. Ageing is a process, not a demographic and it presents enormous opportunities for entrepreneurs smart enough to seize them.
6:00 pm Case Studies We have 4 great speakers who will be sharing their work and experiences within ageing- 1. Chris Gibbons from Accenture will be talking to us about their Tech Vision and placing this in the context of ageing. We know the team at Accenture has done some great work with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant but we're sure there's much more to tell. 2. Mike Morgan from the National innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) will be telling us all about this incredible asset that we have in our city. I'm sure he'll be showing us some photos of their new building which is taking shape at the Helix and telling us all about the incredible work that NICA is doing and its plans for the future. Its a fantastic asset for the city and really places Newcastle at the heart of UK innovation for our ageing population. 3. Shantelle Million from MiCarePlan. Shantelle is an award winning, driven and inspirational young entrepreneur who emerged from Newcastle University's Founderships programme. Drawing on her wealth of personal experience, she's on a mission to drive improvement at elderly care homes through digital innovation. 4. Ray Clarke from Hedgehog Labs. Ray will be telling us about the work that Hedgehog are doing around user experiences for people of all ages.
6:30 pm Drinks and Networking
7:00 pm Close

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