The Innovation in Healthy Ageing Project responds to a number of challenges and opportunities around the impact of ageing populations, changing lifestyle choices and the rise in chronic conditions which are placing increasing pressure on healthcare budgets but are also driving a transformation in how healthcare services are delivered. We have a £450,000 Challenge Fund to help Devon businesses and social enterprises innovate new products or services that promote healthy ageing.
One of the ways in which we are producing solutions to these issues is by bringing together key stakeholders in the life sciences and healthcare sector.
In this event, we are inviting business in Devon in the life sciences and healthcare sector to sit down with students, patients and commissioners of clinical services to have discussions and engage in group work to develop creative solutions to healthy ageing challenges that our research project has identified.
The event will involve presentations and examples of existing healthy ageing products and services that have already come to market. This will be followed by a facilitated roundtable discussion, group work, and of course lunch.
The outcomes of the day will form the basis of the £450,000 Challenge Fund applications and also contribute towards creating long-term relationships between the organisations that attend.
The Innovation in Health Ageing Project is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund. In partnership with Devon County Council, the South West Academic Health Sciences Network, Business Information Point and the University of Plymouth.