Designed for Ageing – Pre-Competition Workshop

Designed for Ageing – Pre-Competition Workshop
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The UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge is pleased to announce plans for a new opportunity for UK companies looking to develop innovations to help people as they age. Find out more by signing up to this online workshop which will showcase the Designed for Ageing competition launching in September 2021.  

The workshop will introduce the competition and its design stage gate mechanism. It will also provide an opportunity to learn from experts on how deploying good people-centred design principles in your application leads to greater commercial success.  

Workshop date: 1 July 202110:00-13:00

Places are limited for this webinar – please register so you don’t miss out. 

Draft agenda with expert speakers below:

For more information, please contact


1000-1010 Welcome & Introduction to the Healthy Ageing Challenge and The Designed for Ageing Competition

George MacGinnis (Healthy Ageing Challenge Director)

Cynthia Bullock (Deputy Challenge Director)

1010-1020   The Role of Design at UKRI

Ben Griffin (Design Lead, UKRI)

1020-1040 The Designed for Ageing Competition

Julia Glenn (Design Innovation Lead, Healthy Ageing Challenge)

1040-1120 People Centred Design – Actively Involving Citizens

Alex Mitchell Strategic Partnerships & Engagement Manager, VOICE + UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA)

1120-1130 BREAK

1130-1150 Design Driving Your Market Share

Jonathan Mathers (Founder, Design Age Accelerator Healthy Ageing by Design, Chair, British Design Fund)

Julian Grice (Founder, Design Age Accelerator, Healthy Ageing by Design)

1150-1210 Healthy Ageing – Innovating for Success: Inclusive Design as a Key for Commercial Success 

Colum Lowe (Director, Design Age Institute)

1210-1220 Introduction to the KTN

David Calder (Knowledge Transfer Manager  Life Sciences (Health and Care)

1220-1300 Question & Answer Session


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