Stanford Center on Longevity presents
Student Design Challenge: Redesigning Long Life
(Sponsored by the New Retirement Forum
in collaboration with Aging2.0.)
The Stanford Center on Longevity is collaborating with Aging2.0 to launch a Challenge to encourage students around the world to design products and services to improve the lives of older adults. In this first year, supported by innovative sponsors , the Challenge is focused on maximizing independence for people with cognitive impairment. A distinguished panel of judges will choose Finalists in December 2013, and award prizes (including $10,000 first prize) at a conference and ceremony at Stanford in April 2014.
Can you help with the effort?
- Help us identify the problems that need solving
The Center is now actively soliciting ideas from families and care providers dealing with cognitive impairment on a regular basis. This input will be anonymized and provided as inspiration to the student design teams. Please share this community submission form with friends, family and colleagues, so that they can get a variety of talented students solving real world challenges.
- Help the Center identify academic institutions and students
The Center is inviting students from accredited colleges and universities around the world to work on this initiative and submit entries by the Phase 1 deadline of December 2, 2013. Please share the website with students or faculty who may be interested to particpate.
- Join the Center, at Stanford, in September for the kick-off event
The Challenge is at Stanford University on September 24. This event will bring together Stanford experts, corporate partners, startups and other innovators for presentations, networking, drinks and snacks. We expect a strong attendance, so book your spot today.
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