Innovations for a long and healthy life
  • Rolle Plaza Marquee, University of Plymouth

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By 2050, two billion people – or nearly one out of every four people – will be over the age of 60. In the South West, one in three people are over 65 years old. Maintaining our physical, cognitive and mental health in older age is a priority area that affects us all.

This workshop (organised by the University of Plymouth in partnership with the South West Academic Health Science Network) will bring together people from different disciplines – thinkers, designers and doers – for a full day of learning and sharing to explore new ideas and innovations that will support us in living a long and healthy life. 

Restricted mobility, increasing frailty, and social isolation are among the known challenges we face as the population gets older. There are many types of innovation which may support us to live a long and healthy life; these could be medical and digital technologies, or making our spaces and environment more appropriate for our needs.

Having a good idea is just the first step on the journey; turning a bright idea into a product or service can be a major challenge, and meeting people who share your passion can make a big difference. During the event, you will have the opportunity to discuss challenges and possible solutions, as well as seeing other products and ideas that already on the market.  

Lunch will be provided.

Please join us.

Date: Thursday 31 January 2019
Time: 9:00–16:30


This event is primarily aimed at the following audiences (restrictions on attendance may apply):

  • Small enterprises, designers and software developers
  • Students of all disciplines, including health and social care, engineering, design, computing, robotics, business and architecture
  • Patients, public, service users and their representatives
  • Health and social care professionals working in care homes, the community and acute care
  • Academics
  • Technologists.


The event is free to attend but booking is essential via the above link.

Please contact for more information.

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