Future of Age

Thursday 14th May 2015; 14:00 (for a 14:30 start) – 17:00; London, WC2N

The ILC-UK is working together with the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Engineering Design Centre of the University of Cambridge to explore the potential for design and technology to deliver improvements in healthcare services allied to cost savings in the context of an ageing society.

Population ageing will result in soaring health and social care costs in the coming years, as strokes, falls, Alzheimer’s and many other age related illnesses become more prevalent. Projections show that the financial cost of dementia alone will rise to £34.8 billion in England by 2026, a rise of 135 per cent since 2007.

Through this workshop we aim to investigate the cross cutting opportunities for good design, engineering and technology, not only to improve the quality of life, but also elicit significant cost savings for government and health care providers.
We wish to:

  • Identify how existing technology could be better applied
  • Highlight the opportunities for technology transfers across different sectors and industries
  • Stimulate ideas for the development of new technologies

The project will pinpoint which interventions from industry, individuals and government might maximise the financial and health benefits and will also identify barriers to putting those solutions into practice

The workshop will provide the basis for a report to influence government policy makers, which will be showcased later in the year.

This is a private workshop. However, if you are interested in attending, please contact