Breakthrough Cities Workshop: Business Model Innovation for Urban Challenges

18 January 2018 - Newcastle, UK

By 2040, one in 8 people in the UK will be aged over 75 – an increase from one in 12 today. As the population ages, new business models and cross-sector partnerships are needed to deliver services and products that make healthy ageing a reality for all. This workshop is about co-creating those new business and engagement models – particularly relevant in light of the fact that healthy ageing is one of the “grand challenges” that the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will focus on.

The workshop is for anyone developing products and services for healthy ageing, or working in fields where technologies and ideas could be cross-applied. It’s open to innovators from anywhere in the UK. With assets like the National Innovation Centre for Ageing at Newcastle University already in place, the North East is well positioned to play a big role in addressing the healthy ageing challenge. This event will explore how that regional ecosystem can be strengthened.

This workshop is the second in a series of three being run by Volans, a UK-based think tank and agency for transformational change, in partnership with Innovate UK, KTN and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership. The workshop will be led by John Elkington, a renowned thought leader and writer on sustainable business, along with others from the team at Volans.

For more information, see the event website.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 09:15 to 18:15