Our usual meetup style with lightning talks starting promptly at 630pm, and the opportunity to share your projects or skills with the community and share light refreshments together.
This event will be focused on the role of tech enhancing the lives of older people. .
6pm - Doors open, sign in and refreshments
630pm lightning talks
1) Afroditi Konidari, Tendertec (https://tendertec.co.uk) the award winning AI startup opening the door to cost effective, personalised and preventative care. Tendertec’s technology is trialled in 4 sites in England assisting care providers in making data driven decisions and personalise care plans to safeguard the independence and wellbeing of vulnerable people living alone.
2) Daniel Whiston, UFI
UFI (http://www.ufi.co.uk/) currently fund multiple projects that work in the care sector, very much including work with and support for older people; and we also fund projects that train people to use tech skills. Daniel will be sharing grant money available in an upcoming Seed round.
3) Gemma Bianchi, Greenwood Campbell (http://www.greenwoodcampbell.com). Greenwood Campbell is a digital agency based in Bournemouth. They've recently conducted some research alongside Abbeyfield residential care homes and the University of Reading to prove how voice tech, can help to combat loneliness in older people.
4) Owen McNeir, Remarkable Lives (https://www.remarkablelives.co.uk/). Remarkable Lives is a private social network: a place to celebrate the life stories of older people and share memories with those who matter most.
5) Chloe Meineck, Studio Meineck (http://studiomeineck.com/).
Studio Meineck is an award winning design studio. Music Memory Box is one of Studio Meineck's first products designed to revolutionise dementia care by using RFID connected objects and familiar music wrapped up into one innovative and affordable product that dramatically changes the life of those living with dementia and their families.
6) Traci Rochester, Age UK Bristol volunteer (https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bristol/) who runs 6 week iPad courses aimed at over 50s. (https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bristol/our-services/ipadcourses/) The course is an opportunity for older people to learn how to use their technology. The course is centred around the cohort of older people and so their abilities help to lead and guide the content of the sessions.
8pm panel / community shoutouts / networking
Big thanks to our venue sponsor for this event, Bath Spa University.