innovAGE - Australia's FIRST Aged Care Hack Event

Think you have what it takes to develop the next big thing in aged care?

innovAGE is a grassroots movement, being held over two weekends in a radical format that brings together innovators in aged care, technology, data and design.

The objective of innovAGE is to encourage entrepreneurial thinking to develop, build or launch age related solutions (services and products) to improve the lives of older Australians and their families.

innovAGE is open to everyone and anyone! From first year students, to developers, designers, architects, engineers, programmers, business development specialists, marketing and PR folks, and entrepreneurs.

At innovAGE you will be given access to untapped data relating to the sector, products & API’s to play with such as 3D printers, AR kits, beacons, IoT Developer Kits and face-to-face interaction with real customers, service providers and industry based mentors to inform, co-design and test your ideas.

On the last day, teams will present their solutions to be judged by a panel consisting of end use customers, age services and technology experts.

Where & When
innovAGE will be held at the INSPIRE Centre at the University of Canberra over the weekends of 28-29 March and 2-3 May 2015.


  • Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)
  • Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre (Lighthouse)
  • isobar
  • University of Canberra (UC)
  • Aged Care Industry IT Council (ACIITC)

You can register as an individual ($50 for both weekends) or as a team (maximum of 4).

Team members must register separately and indicate you are a part of a team.

Don’t worry if you’re flying solo – we’ll help you to team up on the first day of innovAGE.


  • Developer (“geek/coder”)
  • Designer (“graphic or interface design”)
  • Marketing/PR (pretty self-explanatory – “promoter”)
  • Business Development (“seller”)

Flat $50 entry fee

Solutions can be from any discipline and we have themed the areas of activity:

• Code it – social, mobile, apps and coding
• Crunch it – social data, data analysis, big data
• Sense it - Internet of Things, wearables
• Build it – physical, 3D printing, prototyping
• Design it - product, spaces, environments, buildings
• Launch it – proof of concept, beta test, commercial ready

Older Australians’ and their carers experience daily problems in these areas:

• Falls - preventing and managing falls
• Chronic Disease Management - stroke, heart attacks, diabetes, arthritis etc
• Medication Management - have I taken my medication? Accountability of carers administering medication etc
• Cognitive Impairment - dementia, alzhemier’s disease etc
• Sensory Impairment - vision loss, hearing loss etc
• Depression - isolation, loss of independence, anxiety, lack of motivation etc
• Mobility Impairments - in/out of shower, car, moving around a house etc

Everyone is welcome.

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