The first annual innovAGEING Challenge saw 29 teams rapidly prototype ideas to support better outcomes for older Australians.
29 teams rapidly prototyped ideas to support better outcomes for older Australians.
The innovation imperative in the age services industry is clearly pressing as providers respond to market challenges and opportunities. Innovators and startups need to collaborate with institutional and incumbent organisations in order to scale-up and grow, to deliver quality support to older Australians, whilst meeting their expectations.
The innovAGEING Challenge gave participants access to the knowledge, networks, and innovation labs of KPMG, and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia combined with innovAGEING’s links to the age services industry.
The innovAGEING Challenge consisted of three stages:
Congratulations to all the teams that took part, and in particular to:
St Basil’s NSW & ACT for their prototype called ‘What’s Up?’, an app connecting older persons with their family, community associations, and care providers via nudge and behavioural theory.
Risk Managed for their app prototype, ‘SmartCare’, a just-in-time video training service aimed at care workers.
Uniting War Memorial Hospital for their prototype, ‘Smooth Mooves’, a tracking and alerting technology that connects patient pre-fall movements with the nurse caring for them.
Thanks to KPMG’s design and technical staff, it’s exciting to see so many smart and creative ideas be given life as working prototypes with the aim of achieving better outcomes for the wellbeing of older Australians and their families.
“Congratulations to the winners. They will now have access to the Commonwealth Bank’s Innovation Lab expertise, and take part in the CBA’s 10 week mini-incubator program to potentially pitch to prospective investors.”
Congratulations to the winners, and all teams who participated in the innovAGEING Challenge. Innovation is a key component to transforming the aged care sector. The ideas generated during the Challenge have the capacity to support better outcomes for older Australians, challenging current paradigms of care. The ideas demonstrate the power of creativity, collaboration and technical capacity to solve complex problems within the ageing sector.