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On Thursday, 11 October 2018, the Global Centre for Modern Ageing and LifeLab @ Tonsley will be officially launched.

The growing demographic of older people is changing how we all think and live. This launch will celebrate the bringing together of businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers and our ageing well citizens to boldly take charge and shape the products and services this demographic desire.

Founded this year, the Global Centre for Modern Ageing will create an ecosystem that empowers people, businesses, researchers and governments to seek and develop solutions that reflect the opportunities for Modern Ageing. LifeLab @ Tonsley is the centrepiece of the living laboratory where businesses and researchers will engage with older citizens to test, co-design and develop their products and services.

We invite businesses, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to join us at this launch as we forge a new future for the growing ageing demographic who desire products and services that will allow them to stay connected and age well. 

At the launch you will:

  • Hear from Terry Sweeney, Managing Director Asia Pacific of IBM Watson Health on how the narrative is changing.

  • Learn about the future narrative of ageing – evidenced based illustrations that bust myths and alter perceptions!

  • Learn about the LifeLab and what role you can play to co-design better products and services for the future that will help us all live our aspirational desires!

  • Join a tour and witness what a co-design process at the LifeLab looks and feels like.

  • Learn about the new services the Centre will be offering to help people, communities, businesses and researchers access the knowledge and networks they need.

  • Join a community of vibrant people who want to help forge the new frontier of ageing, manifest positive, impactful changes to improve the lives of people locally and others across the globe.

  • Consider what future role you would like to play.

Who should attend?

Researchers, businesses and entrepreneurs – learn more about this emerging new economy fuelled by an older community who insist on ageing well and living life to the fullest.

Ageing well citizens who thrive on remaining connected to community, and want to participate in shaping products and services that meet your needs.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018
Time: 11.30am for a 12:00noon launch event
Tours: Tours of LifeLab and Tonsley Innovation District: from 1.00pm
Venue: 1284 South Road, MAB Eastern Promenade, Tonsley Innovation District

Event Location

Guests may enter the MAB Promenade from the Northern end
(MAB Gate 1 from South Rd side or MAB Gate 8 from Alawoona Ave side).

  • On arrival, volunteers will direct you to the event space.

  • Refreshments will be served.

Click here to download a PDF version of location map for printing.