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The Senior Living Innovation Challenge was launched in late 2017 to uncover game-changing ideas that will empower people over 65 to live the life they choose. Whether it’s housing, digital, technology, services or other innovative concepts, the competition encouraged new thinking and ideas to enable older people to actively participate in their community. The competition also aimed to challenge traditional stereotypes of older people and help spark conversations on how we can help shape the products and services offered to older people to better meet their needs and lifestyles.
For the Finalist Pitch Event in early 2018, organisers were delighted with the high calibre of entries received, demonstrating new thinking in housing, digital media, technology, robotics and other services. After much deliberation, they narrowed down the field to just six finalists. The overall winner was Matiu Bush with his pitch “One Good Street”.
The challenge is an initiative of Senior Living Innovation, a major research collaboration between QUT’s Institute for Future Environments and leading industry organisations Bolton Clarke, Aveo, Ballycara and IRT Group. Senior Living Innovation aims to bring to life the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Age Friendly Cities and active ageing principles. Three Senior Living Innovation partners are not-for-profit organisations and all partners provide accommodation and health services to older people.