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WHEN & WHERE

25-27 November 2016
Gurrowa Innovation Lab
Melbourne

Giving everyday people an opportunity to inspire and develop the next big thing in Aged Care!

The objective of the innovAGE hackathon is to encourage and promote entrepreneurial thinking to improve the lives of older Australians and their families.

This intergenerational innovation event will bring together community members, developers, designers and entrepreneurs to develop age related solutions.

Teams will be competing for some great prizes and participants will retain any IP generated during the event.

Over the course of the event, each team will work together to design and build a working prototype of their proposal. This can be a worked concept or anything that integrates technology (i.e. mobile application, website or software linked to wearable hardware).

Consumers and service providers will be available to help teams further understand the challenges and opportunities faced by the Aged Care industry.

Why is Aged Care so Important?

The Australian population is ageing and whilst this is an achievement this also presents new challenges.

The demographics of the people accessing aged care are starting to change, and with this the desired services and products are also starting to shift. This presents a considerable opportunity for innovation, as it has the potential to address a number of barriers and assist people to access services and products that can support them to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing, as well as provide greater choice in how they achieve this.

We see ageing as an opportunity, rather than an issue.

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WHO IS IT FOR?

innovAGE is open to everyone and anyone!

We are looking to attract innovators & disruptors who are interested in developing the next big thing in Aged Care. This includes developers, designers, marketers entrepreneurial thinkers & anyone else that is passionate about improving outcomes for older Australians.

HACKERS

This is the developer with the technical ability to execute ideas.

HIPSTERS

This is the creative with design skills and a close eye on emerging trends.

HUSTLERS

This is the entrepreneur with the ability to pitch the product and make it marketable.

CONSUMERS & CARERS

This is the individual that is willing to work with a team to share their experiences and is passionate about co-designing solution.

REGISTRATION OPEN!

You can join innovAGE as a team or an individual, tickets are $25 per person.

All team members (max 5) must register separately and indicate you are already a part of a team. We also encourage individual registrations and will help you find a team on Day 1 at InnovAGE.

Places are limited to make sure to book early to lock in your place!

REGISTER TODAY

SCHEDULE

Friday 25th November

5:30pm
Registrations Open – Register, meet your fellow hackers and mentors in a relaxed, friendly environment. Food and drink provided

6:30pm
Kick Off Talk

7:00pm
Hackathon Overview

7:30pm
Idea Pitching & Team Formation (Round I)

10:00pm
Venue Closes (Reopens 8.30am Saturday morning)

Saturday 26th November

8:30am
Venue & Registration Open

9am
Hackathon Overview (Recap)

9.15am
Idea Pitching & Team Formation (Round II)

10:30am
Partner Lightning Session

11:30am
Partner Lightning Session

12:30pm
Lunch with Older Australians and/or Carers

5:00pm
Partner Lightning Session

6:00pm
Dinner – Provided

10:00pm
Wrap Up

10:30pm
Venue Closes (Reopens 8.30am Sunday morning)

Sunday 27th November

8:30am
Venue Opens

12:30pm
Lunch

2:30pm
Judging – Final Pitches and Presentations

4:00pm
Closing Celebration – Winners Announced

4:30pm
Event Finishes – Event Conclusion

KEY CHALLENGES TO TACKLE

1.     Aged Care workforce (attracting & retaining, rostering)

2.     Keeping people more connected through technology (reconnect them with communities)

3.     Making it easier to plan for Aged Care (shift focus away from making decisions after a crisis)

4.     Improving well-being & enablement (mental & physical)

5.     Servicing maximum consumer choice

6.     Bring your own aged care opportunity

LOCATION

The event will be held @ Telstra’s amazing Gurrowa Innovation Lab which is a 500 metre walk from Parliament station. If you plan to drive, there is 24 hour parking @ 180 Lonsdale St (Secure Parking QV).

Gurrowa Innovation Lab
242 Exhibition St
Melbourne 3000

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email us at events@lasa.asn.au

WANT TO BE A SPONSOR OR SUPPORT?

Being part of innovAGE means stepping outside the box – a bit of bravery and being open to experimenting. If that sounds like your organisation, please explore our Prospectus here. We’ve love to hear from you. Contact Jacqui Murkins at events@lasa.asn.au or on 02 6230 1676