During the exploration process for Ageing Better Innovation we first developed a set of provocations, and then distilled some challenges to stimulate development of ideas for action.
We were delighted that we could map the provocations onto discussion at a symposium, organised by the South East of England Forum on Ageing, on ‘Transforming not excluding – the impact of information technology and innovation on later life’. Symposium report from SEEFA here.
Our blog post was republished by the Age Action Alliance - which confirmed our confidence in the content.
The challenges and provocations from the exploration are listed below. Discussion at the symposium provided further insights and confirmed that the barriers to innovation lie in organisational culture as well as difficulty in adopting technology.
Here's an initial set of challenges developed from the provocations, and from insights gained in reviewing resources: see below for those.
The purpose of the challenges is to stimulate the development of ideas here.
During the exploration we developed a set of provocations, and invited comments. Here's a summary of the result, together with insights from resources we gathered.
Here’s some insights from an initial review of publications, research programmes, funding challenges and online resources. More detail here