I am delighted to announce that I’ve been invited to judge the Happy Aging Startup Competition at European Summit at Hasselt, Belgium, on the 24th May 2017, for the Aging2.0 Conference Happy Aging Day. Aging2.0’s first European Summit, in partnership with Happy Aging, brings together a focused group of innovators to connect across siloes and share best practices. The summit will focus in particular on three of the grand challenges of dementia, social isolation, and liveable communities, and I am honoured to be part of this inaugural International Aging2.0 Summit. I will be joined by fellow judges: Geert Houben (Moderator and judge), Menno Kok, Piet Pauwels, Eddy Swaeb and Martine Servayse.
On Tuesday 23rd May 2017, the European Summit will be kicked off with the Aging2.0 Startup Bootcamp. Aging2.0, the world’s largest community on ageing, is always looking for passionate startups that focus on ageing. This network of innovators will be bringing together startups and organisations to learn more from fully-qualified entrepreneurs and investors, and to exchange experiences within the ageing sector.
The second Happy Aging Day will take place on Wednesday 24th May 2017, as part of Aging2.0’s European Summit. This annual day highlights everything to do with integrated care, prevention and well-being, and innovations in happy & healthy ageing.
If you are attending the summit and would like to connect with Jackie, please get in touch: [email protected]
About Jackie Marshall-Cyrus
Former Lead Specialist in Health and Life Sciences at Innovate UK, Jackie is now a Consulting Ageing and Independent Living Innovation Specialist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She provides insight and sector expertise to innovative companies and organisations looking to the areas of aging, inclusion, health and social care for market opportunities. Jackie has led a number of significant national collaborative programmes and the EU’s Active Assisted Living Programme. Jackie is renowned for thought leadership, expertise on aging, innovation, inspiration and inclusion.
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“This addresses a physical, emotional, psychological and clinical challenge using design and technology. It’s all about comfort, problem solving and beautiful design.”
Jackie Marshall-Cyrus, Innovate UK
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In less than three years, Ageing2.0 has become the main platform to discover and cultivate innovation focused on ageing and long term care.
In collaboration with KareInn, Lansons Health is proud to support the London Chapter of Aging 2.0, a global organization whose mission is to accelerate the innovation that will improve the lives of older people around the world. Aging 2.0 connects, educates, and supports projects that are innovating through its global network chapters, consumer research panel, conference, and Aging2.0 Academy.
We are all going to be affected by our society’s ageing demographic profile. People are living longer, often doing so whilst coping with multiple illnesses. In the words of InnovateUK’s Jackie Marshall-Cyrus, “There is a huge role for innovation in addressing the demographic shift and creating national and global market opportunities.”
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Jackie Marshall-Cyrus will focus on innovation for independent living, one of the important challenges for the next century and inspire us to change our mindset related to active ageing.
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Also named on the line-up for this year is Jackie Marshall-Balloch, a nurse who, after becoming a trailblazer for revolution in long-term care, has taken on the role of lead of the assisted living innovation platform at Innovate UK.
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Jackie Marshall-Cyrus, who heads up the Assisted Living Innovation Platform at the Technology Strategy Board, challenged commonly held stereotypes around ageing, emphasising the ways in which design and technology are changing what it means to get older and feel connected.