Healthy Ageing opportunities were discussed in detail at EIRA’s conference on 9th July.

Overview

Enabling Innovation: Research to Application (EIRA) hosted a conference on Tuesday 9th July at the Wellcome Collection in London which addressed the research and products around healthy ageing being developed by EIRA’s partner institutions. These institutions include the University of Kent, University of Essex and University of East Anglia, amongst others.

 

The event allowed delegates to gain an understanding of the cutting-edge research into technology being utilised to help our ageing population live longer and healthier lives. Delegates were comprised of a mixture of higher education representatives and business professionals. There were plenty of opportunities to network with like-minded people and organisations, opening up the possibilities for future collaboration. KTN’s Terry O’Neil was one of the speakers at the event, providing an overview of the various funding streams that are aligned with healthy ageing.

 

Keynote speakers on the day included Dr. Adrian Clark (University of Essex), Prof. Alex Freitas (University of Kent), Alistair Moir (Archive Collections Manager at the History of Advertising Trust) and Prof. Anne-Marie Minihane, University of East Anglia. There were further speeches from Phil Ward, Director of Eastern Arc, Colin Caper (Alzheimer’s Society), as well as the funding session delivered by Terry O’Neil (KTN’s Head of Health) and Dr. Kirstie Cochrane (EIRA Director).

 

You can watch back the video of the event here:

 

About EIRA:

Enabling Innovation: Research to Application (EIRA) supports innovation in the East of England by providing businesses with access to academic expertise, including consultancy and collaborative research, specialist facilities and funding.

The EIRA Network is comprised of The University of Essex (lead EIRA institution for the digital creative theme), University of Kent (lead EIRA institution for the Artificial Intelligence theme), University of East Anglia (lead EIRA institution for the biotechnology theme), Harlow College, Norwich University of the Arts, The University of Suffolk and Writtle University College. EIRA’s partners include Agri-Tech East, BT, Catapult Digital, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, TechEast and South East Local Enterprise Partnership.

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