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Aging 2.0 Newcastle Chapter Launch

Attend the launch event of the Aging 2.0 Newcastle Chapter

  • Thursday 24th May 2018 17:00 (2 hours)
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The launch event of the Aging2.0 Newcastle Chapter will tell you all about the Aging2.0 global network and kickstart our own community here in Newcastle.  We already have great strength within ageing in our city and the launch of the Chapter will allow us to build on this strength and join the Aging2.0 global community.  We're fortunate to have one of the most vibrant tech startup scenes in the UK and the Chapter will be encouraging local founders to consider the wealth of opportunities presented by the largest underserved market opportunity on the planet.  We want to make Newcastle the epicentre of disruptive innovation within ageing and completely change the tired old narrative about the ageing process and our older adults.  There's a lot more to it than you think!

Founded in New York in 2012 and run by a team in HQ in San Francisco, Aging2.0 supports innovators taking on the biggest challenges and opportunities in ageing.  Aging2.0 is international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational - focused on changing the conversation from 1.0 (focused on local, clinical, siloed approaches) to 2.0 (collaborative, lifestyle oriented, opportunity driven) - hence the name: Aging2.0.

Over the past 4 years, Aging2.0 has hosted more than 300 events around the world and relies on 50+ volunteer Chapters to build and connect our 15,000 person community in 20+ countries.

Keynote Speakers

Steohen Price - Investment Director, Northstar Ventures

Chris Gibbons - Digital Collaboration and Transformation Manager, Accenture

Mike Morgan - Business Development Manager, National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Shantelle Million - Managing Director, MiCarePlan


5pm - Arrival, Networking and drinks

5:30pm  - Introduction to Aging2.0

5:45pm  - Rethink Ageing: Opportunities within an Ageing Society

Its time to rethink ageing. The common narrative focuses on dependency, disease, death and decay. Nothing could be further from the truth. Ageing is a process, not a demographic and it presents enormous opportunities for entrepreneurs smart enough to seize them.

6pm- Case Studies

We'll be having some case studies highlighting some of great local work that is already underway.

6:30pm - Drinks and Networking

7pm - Close


  • Level 1 Maybrook House
  • 27-35 Grainger Street
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 5JE


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  • Ian Fairclough
    15th May 2018

    So........... because I hate mysteries I asked my man who knows everything & lots of people.

    This is what he came back with:

    Hello Dr. Bertram,

    Thank you for your interest in the Aging2.0 community.

    I'd be happy to discuss your interest in detail if you'd like to correspond via email or a quick call.

    A quick overview of our community:

    We bring together thought leaders and companies that are focused on improving the ageing experience for people. We provide events, resources, networking and other tools for furthering their business interests and for learning. Our business is based off of an annual subscription model, with the starting point being $3,000 annually and topping out at $60,000 per year (the "big guys" like Proctor & Gamble, and others).

    So - I'm even more confused - Dear VOICE could you explain please?

    VOICE Head Office
    16th May 2018

    Aging 2.0 is a global network of companies investing in aging (ageing to us!). They have 'chapters' or groups in various cities around the world. They are now starting one in Newcastle. Because the National Innovation Centre in Ageing and VOICE believe that members of the public should be central to the innovation process we are inviting members along to find out more.

  • Ian Fairclough
    12th May 2018

    I Googled "Aging 2.0" and that confused me - I am trying to work out what this has to do with VOICE & us.

    Then I Googled "disruptive innovation" - because this also confused me & I am still none the wiser :(

    Then I had a thought - perhaps this opportunity was on the wrong website - perhaps it should be on the Business School website ????