Tag Archives: longevity economy

Aging & Longevity & a Phantasmagorical Landscape of Innovation, Part 1

As a diligent follower of trends in technology developments that are inserting into the global aging narrative, I permit myself to be fascinated, not only because of the potential business opportunities but also because this market area has encouraged creativity and innovation with new inter-generational clusters of researchers, designers and marketers looking for ways to

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Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 16/17 – The Finalists.

Innovating Aging in Place. The theme for the 4th  annual Design Challenge at the Stanford Center on Longevity; and the nine finalists were announced last week. This contest is but one of several intersections where technology innovations address the needs of well-being for people “across the life span”. I’ve been following this particular event since

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Looking for Some Levity in Longevity.

“We are living in a storm, where a hundred contradictory elements collide; debris from the past, scraps from the present, seeds of the future – swirling, combining, separating under the imperious wind of destiny.” Adolphe Retté, La Plume, March 1, 1898 A new year is upon us and the urge to make resolutions and prognostications,

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The Business of Aging & a Longevity Economy 2016

What is the Business of Aging? It’s one of those phrases that can be heard in more than one way. For example in the un-capitalized version, it could mean that we are all aging, and simply put, there are matters or concerns we all face in that natural process. But with the big B, we

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Aging & Longevity, Conference Round Up 2016.

Here is my third annual list of selected major conferences or symposiums around the world, under the macro theme of Aging and Longevity. As usual, the challenge with covering this field is where do you start and stop with a list that could end up being so massive as to be of no real focus.

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Canadian Collaborations for an Aging World

In these times we live in, every economic and social development model is rooted in the word innovation; and collaboration is the soil of success. Collaborations are everything; open source, crowd funded, co-financed, grounded locally or connected globally. This is truly alive in the business of aging or the “longevity economy” as I refer to

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