The world's ageing population will have far-reaching implications for society. Direct challenges for health systems will include changing health profiles, increased demand for health service use, and rising health costs.
The impact is twofold: first, the rapidly growing group of 'old old' (85 and over) people who have a range of typical age-related health problems, for example, arthritis, dementia and cancer; and secondly, the younger cohort entering the '65 and over' age bracket with a larger burden of lifestyle-related diseases (for example, type 2 diabetes) than previous generations.
Further, social changes among the next generation of older people — such as greater understanding and awareness of health issues and greater expectations of health services — present additional impact.
These impacts may influence future models of health-care delivery and engagement.
Aged care challenges
Focus your solution on the following challenges:
- Promoting good health across the lifespan
- Enabling healthy ageing
- Supporting socioeconomic participation
- Enhancing productivity in health-care delivery
1. Best Tech Solution - $3,000 cash and a 3-month residency at Three76 Hub with specialist mentorship, valued at up to $4,620
2. Runner-Up Tech Solution $2,000 cash
3. Rising Star Award $500 cash
UON is proud to be able to bring this event to you via the NSW State Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program.
Who should enter?
Students, aged care sector professionals, academics & researchers, entrepreneurs, business owners, innovators. Anyone interested in Newcastle as an innovation ecosystem and/or aged care.
Tickets $20 (inc all meals)