Healthy Ageing by Design growth programme

Why Design is a strategic growth ingredient for Healthy Ageing solution providers

3.08.21

Julian Grice, Creative Venue and Veronica Hawking, Project Manager — Healthy Ageing Challenge Community of Practice

Essential reading for solution providers committed to developing innovative and disruptive propositions to exploit the healthy ageing market.

Design alone isn’t a panacea for entrepreneurs searching for answers to their business challenges in the healthy ageing market. …


Design Age Accelerator Survey 2021.

How can design help you succeed in the healthy ageing market?

06.05.2021.

We innovate by starting with the customer and working backwards.

That becomes the touchstone for how we invent.” Jeff Bezos, Amazon

Design alone isn’t the panacea for entrepreneurs looking for answers to their business challenges. However, using design effectively goes a long way to setting an idea on the correct heading, to launching it into a market on the right trajectory and to ensure users love it and want more.

So why do so many entrepreneurs fail to exploit design? What value do…


Design Accelerates blog. Lifting the lid

06.11.20

This blog contributes to an on-going debate about the role design can play in the Healthy Ageing agenda. If you’d like to participate in our quest to co-design a healthy ageing accelerator please email John at

john.mathers2@btinternet.com

Welcome to our November Healthy Ageing by Design blog. Lifting the lid.

We’ve titled it Lifting the lid for good reason. Because during October that’s exactly what Design Age Accelerator has been up to.

If you follow us you’ll know we like to examine the healthy ageing market through a design lens to provide useful insights…


Design Accelerates blog №3 Acting faster

05.10.2020.

Why design accelerates impact for entrepreneurs

This blog contributes to an on-going debate about the role design can play in the Healthy Ageing agenda. John Mathers and Julian Grice are embedding design thinking in the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge and share insights on how design accelerates innovation, increases adoption and creates value for product and service providers. And in the challenging times our population is facing it’s increasingly important that as we age, we age healthily.

Our older population has changed from being a minor segment to be ignored to become a hugely…


Design Accelerates blog №2 # Innovating together

20.09.2020. Living longer, better.

Why design accelerates impact for entrepreneurs.

This blog contributes to an on-going debate about the role design can play in the Healthy Ageing agenda. John Mathers and Julian Grice are embedding design thinking in the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge and share insights on how design thinking accelerates innovation, increases adoption and creates value for product and service providers. And in the challenging times our population is facing it’s increasingly important that as we age, we age healthily.

Our older population has changed from being a minor segment to be…


Why design accelerates impact for entrepreneurs.

This article contributes to an on-going debate about the role which design can play in the Healthy Ageing agenda. John Mathers and Julian Grice are embedding design thinking in the IRUK Healthy Ageing Challenge and share insights on how design thinking accelerates innovation, increases adoption and creates value for product and service providers. And in the challenging times our population is facing it’s increasingly important that as we age, we age healthily.

Our older population has changed from being a minor segment to be ignored to become a hugely important and vibrant part of…


China is a market no one can overlook

The context of the 2020 Design Intelligence Awards for UK entrepreneurs, innovators and designers is how UK start-up and scale-up firms are capitalising on sustained growth in China particularly in tech. UK scale-up firm Open Bionics are leading the charge winning £115,000 with Hero Arm in 2019. Jeff Cao, respected China expert describes how China is a market no one can overlook.


Design Intelligence Awards 2020.

Build your brand and grow your business in China

The Design Intelligence Award Programme explained for UK Applicants

John Mathers, Chair of DIA UK Judges

Calling UK entrepreneurs, innovators and designers — enter the Design Intelligence Awards 2020 by July 6th for an opportunity to win Gold Awards worth £115,000. To enter visit: https://en.di-award.org/

What is the DIA Programme about, why should I be interested and how do I apply?

The Design Intelligence Awards (DIA) is an exceptional opportunity for UK entrepreneurs and designers to build their reputation and market share. Hosted by the renowned China Academy of Art, in Hangzhou — famous for its…


Build your brand and grow your business in China

Calling UK entrepreneurs, innovators and designers — enter the Design Intelligence Awards 2020 by July 6th for an opportunity to win Gold Awards worth £115,000.

UK innovators 2019 DIA Gold winners: Open Bionics — Hero Arm

In 2019, UK innovators Open Bionics scooped a DIA Gold award worth £115,000 that has made a big difference to their business and proves that UK firms have the ideas, reputation and talent to succeed in this huge market.

“Winning a DIA Award has made a big difference to our business ambitions ensuring we fully understand the implications of rapid international expansion. As a small growing…


Build your brand and grow your business in China

The Design Intelligence Awards (DIA) is an exceptional opportunity for UK entrepreneurs and designers to build their reputation and market share. Hosted by the renowned China Academy of Art, the DIA recognises the innovative design of world leading products and services and outstanding designers and studios. Now in its fifth year, DIA has become one the worlds’ most prestigious and popular awards programmes attracting diverse applicants from 56 countries.

“China has become the second largest consumption economy after the USA and the number of households classed as middle class has surpassed…

John Mathers

John Mathers and Julian Grice are embedding design thinking in the IRUK Healthy Ageing Challenge and share insights on how it accelerates innovation.

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