For its 4th edition, AgeingFit will gather healthy ageing companies, service providers, accommodation and care facilities, private and public research institutes, specialized associations and clusters, investors, health insurance providers, legislators and institutions…Their goal? Fostering business, research and financial partnerships with the objective to launch innovative products and services to the senior market.
LiCalab wins the 'Best Research Paper'-award at the Open Living Lab Days (OLLD) in Thessaloniki, Greece. Almost 40 living labs from around the world participated in this study about ‘Cross-cultural differences in living lab research’, a collaboration between LiCalab and Thomas More, led by colleague dr. Nele De Witte.
Have you ever wondered whether you can implement the same research protocol in different countries without having an impact on the outcome? Do you take inter-individual characteristics, such as age and gender into account when organising a focus group in your country? At LiCalab, we are investigating which regional sensitivities we should take into account when designing international research protocols. If you are interested in cross-cultural and inter-individual differences as well, you could help us by providing data and we will happily share our findings with you!
You wish to gain insight and discover the latest industry trends? The conference programme of AgeingFit, the European event to boost your business and innovation partnerships in the Senior Care market, is tailored for you.
From 27 to 29 September LiCalab is in Alkmaar for the selection of the wave 2 innovations that can be supported by the Silver Economy Accelerator we are realizing. More info to come!
Our taste panel of active seniors, aged 65+, tasted enriched cookies, soups and yoghurt. Based on their opinion the recipies were adjusted. A Belgian Newspaper, De Standaard, published an article (Dutch) about this research on enriched food to avoid malnutrition.
Our team will be present on the Open Living Labs Days 2017 in Krakow! 4 days of workshops, presenting results of research and sharing knowledge and experience between living labs from around the world. You can find the agenda here: http://www.openlivinglabs.eu/
The Helium project partners meet in Liverpool on 21st and 22nd of June to discuss the next step in the project: how can 'good practices' of other regions be implemented in the own region? LiCalab conducts the workshops to build an action plan. With future sketching and storytelling we imagine what these 'good practices' mean for the health care sector of the future in the different regions, and which concrete actions are needed to implement them.
On the 2nd of July the City of Turnhout opens a new square in the neighborhood 'Merodecenter'. This is the first step in the In For Care project, which aims at stimulating informal care in neighborhoods. The square will facilitate personal contact in the neighborhood 'Merodecenter'!
Research group Mobilab of Thomas More wins the Techtextil Innovation Award for the innovation project MOTEX (MOnitoring TEXtiles). LiCalab organised co-creation sessions with users and care professionals for MOTEX.