Event details: 29th January 2014. 9.30-4.30. ATRiuM, University of South Wales, Cardiff
Living Longer, Living Well will bring together creative businesses and academics with an interest in creativity and healthcare, building on the strengths of a variety of business sub-sectors and academic disciplines which relate to health, well-being, ageing, assisted living and design.
Frank Boyd, Director of the Technology Strategy Board's Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (CIKTN) will be the host for our first KE event of 2014. More info about CIKTN here
Creative and technological approaches to well-being are important to support areas as chronic disease management, physical well-being, and mental health support which offer opportunities for business growth and innovation. Ageing and Health in particular are key innovative sectors for the Creative Industries, and provide rich opportunities for digital innovation in the health sector.
The event will ask key questions that will inspire creative responses to health-related issues: - What are benefits of the Creative Industries for well-being in an ageing population? - What are the health opportunities of some creative industries, or in the design of creative products?
Why attend? The purpose of the our events is to focus on collaborative knowledge exchange and networking between academics and businesses in the creative industries, supporting development of imaginative projects. We welcome applications from attendees who have expertise in linked sectors that could be applied to the theme.
Possible event attendees could include businesses and organisations in healthcare companies; designers and users of creative products; and cross-cutting organisations within the health and social care fields. Digital and Entertainment media, Film, video and photography; Advertising companies, Design, Designer fashion, Publishing, Software and electronic publishing, Television and radio, Music and visual and performing arts. Academic attendees may come from a wide range of disciplines that relate to the theme including the Arts and Humanities, but also technological disciplines that could have innovative applications.
Funding Outcomes from the day will include an opportunity for attendees to collaborate to bid for pilot project money from a £10,000 fund provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Proposals could have a number of formats including (but not limited to) proof of concept, small pilot projects, equipment grants, travel support, and projects that will help to facilitate an application for external funding for research. We will particularly encourage collaborative, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary knowledge exchange activities.
To see some of the projects developed in the last Knowledge Exchange events click here