Silver economy: Opportunities for SMEs

10 April 2023 36606 Views

On 30 March, the Policy Learning Platform hosted a webinar on the topic of silver economy: opportunities for SMEs.

Moderation and concept by Rene Tonnisson and Luc Schmerber, Thematic Experts on SME competitiveness.

Introduction to the topic by Rene Tonnisson, Thematic Expert on SME competitiveness

Presentation by Alice Charlet on Silver Surfer, a call for innovative silvery economy projects, and HIPA living lab, which tests products and solutions for the elderly

Q&A: Based on your experience, do you feel that currenlty the development initiative for silver economy comes from the public sector or are companies leading the innovation?

Q&A: How is the collaboration working with the companies? Do you have agreements?

Presentation by Joanne Boyle on the Healthy Ageing Innovation Cluster

Q&A: Which type of organisations are members? And can you describe the membership?

Presentation by Balazs Barta on Novel Solutions for Healthy Ageing

Q&A: Most of your activities are targeted to product development and prototyping. Do you already have products that are available on the market?

Q&A: In terms of your business model, for the products that are already on the market, who is covering the services costs of development and testing?

Panel discussion
Q&A: How can you take into account the fact that many elderly people are not able to adapt and use highly technological and digital solutions?

Q&A: Do you feel that the current trends and market situation of silver economy is caused by a technology push approach or is it based on a technology pull?

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