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Identifying Solutions for Vulnerable Consumers Competition Launch

Innovating for Ageing was launched by the Just Group and the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) in January 2018 to identify solutions to the issues faced by vulnerable consumers in later life.

The project brings together groups with expertise in working with vulnerable people with experts and innovators who can provide solutions to the problems faced by vulnerable consumers. We would be delighted if you would consider joining us for the launch of the world’s first vulnerable consumers innovation sprint, as below: 

Tuesday, 19th June 2018; 10:00 – 13:00
Campus London, a Google Space
4-5 Bonhill Street
London EC2A 4BX

Please register your interest by contacting info@innovatingforageing.uk and we will confirm places closer to the event.

We think there is a need for innovation to help us all better support consumers at risk of vulnerability due to, for example, physical disability, illness, dementia or financial exclusion. Innovating for Ageing provides a platform to do this.

The Innovating for Ageing project began by asking a wide range of organisations what problems the vulnerable people they work with encounter when accessing goods and services. Our Advisory Board and expert Judging Panel will identify the most significant problems and present these at the competition launch, to be held at London Campus, a Google Space.

The event will feature experts in a range of vulnerabilities who will describe the problems that need to be solved. We are inviting you, as an innovator, to pose your questions and hear first-hand from these experts how you can apply your knowledge and expertise to design solutions to meet the challenges they have identified.

The Innovating for Ageing innovation sprint will provide a launchpad for the creation of cutting-edge ideas and solutions to help improve the lives of vulnerable consumers. We want you to be a part of it.

I have ideas for solutions to problems faced by vulnerable consumers – why should I come?

  • Meet experts on vulnerability and learn about the challenges faced by vulnerable consumers
  • Find out details of how to apply for the Innovating for Ageing Awards
  • Identify opportunities for new products and services
  • Gain visibility and profile for your solution and your organisation
  • Demonstrate your expertise

After the event you will have the summer to submit your ideas for products and services and our expert Judging Panel will narrow entries down to our finalists. By participating you will also have the opportunity to compete in the Innovating for Ageing Awards. The Awards will recognise the best-of-class solutions to each of the problems identified, with solutions to be showcased at a high profile awards ceremony to be held in central London this Autumn.

If you’ve got any questions about Innovating for Ageing please call us on 020 7340 0440 or drop us an email at info@innovatingforageing.uk. Details are also available on the website at www.innovatingforageing.uk.

We look forward to working with you and hope you can join us on Tuesday 19th June.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Lowe, Group Communications Director, Just

David Sinclair, Director, ILC-UK