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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.
Chris works within Accenture's UK/I Health & Public Service Practice around voice and video-enabled healthcare within the NHSmail Programme, focusing on enabling new ways of working with digital collaboration technologies and exploring the opportunities presented by Artificial Intelligence. He has previous experiences in the delivery of digital technology and transformation for individual NHS organisations and through large national services.
Mike is the Business Development Manager for the National Innovation Centre for Ageing . His prime role is to support the innovation and commercialisation of products and services that help people live better longer. Mike has also successfully delivered a European Regional Development Funded project aimed at translating age related research to help businesses deliver solutions and services for an ageing society.
Mike joined Newcastle University in 2010 after approaching 25 years as a Business Development Manager at IBM. In those years Mike gained a vast range of experience developing solutions for sectors including: manufacturing, public sector, SMEs, start-ups and Emerging Markets. Mike is a Newcastle University Economics Graduate
Mike’s key objectives are:
•Supporting the commercialisation of products and services.
•Helping create economic growth whilst enabling us to live better longer.
•Developing and growing the National Centre
The National Innovation Centre for Ageing
The National Innovation Centre for Ageing has been created to facilitate and deliver evidence informed innovation to support longer, better lives. It is based on a £40 Million investment jointly from UK Government and Newcastle University. It is head quartered in Newcastle to reflect Newcastle University's world leading strength in ageing research. However its reach is national and international. By 2020 it will be housed in a purpose built innovation centre, co-located with the National Innovation Centre for Data and the NIHR Innovation Observatory. At the heart of the National Innovation Centre is VOICE which is a mechanism to harnesses citizen insights, ideas, life experience and knowledge to help support innovation.
The National Innovation Centre for Ageing brings together innovators from around the globe together with informed citizens to understand the needs of an Ageing population. We co-innovate, co-design, and co-evaluate to help deliver new products and services which will increase and enhance healthy life years. The National Innovation Centre for Ageing is underpinned by world-class research into Ageing and has a team of specialists to support businesses who would like to create the future of Ageing with us.
Shantelle is Managing Director and Founder of MiCarePlan, an exciting and revolutionary approach to care planning. The solution is an electronic care planning system that aims to help owners and managers of care homes support their staff to deliver the best care possible by simplifying the documentation process. Highly user centric, it offers clear and measurable benefits to those living and working in care settings because of improved working environments and the reduced strain on carers.
MiCarePlan has been developed by experienced care professionals for care professionals, as a solution to the current challenges presented by an ageing population. In the demanding and ever-changing environment of caring for people with competing needs, the legal requirement to document all aspects of care provision often leads to a lack of cohesion, and confusion around compliance and best practice. By speeding up the input time and allowing for more time to be spent on care, MiCarePlan eases the administration load and simplifies the currently complex chore of completing daily reports and creating/maintaining Care Plans.
Ray originally trained as an industrial designer and has worked in the production of physical and digital products internationally. He brings his experience and real world approach to the digital products that are crafted at Hedgehog Lab.
At Hedgehog he leads the design team as Chief Design Officer and it’s the human factors of product development that interest him most. Is the product easy to use, does it ‘feel right’ in the users hands, will people want, and continue to use it?
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