$140k on offer through the Innovation in Ageing Challenge

TACSI is launching Australia’s first Innovation in Ageing Challenge in partnership with South Australia’s Office for the Ageing. If you have a great idea that will help improve the lives of older people in South Australia, you could share in $100,000 in funding.

We’re looking for ideas to support two key groups: baby boomers, and older people living home alone. Up to 10 shortlisted entries will attend a two-day workshop to explore their idea in more depth and prepare to pitch their idea to win the funding.

There’s also six months of coaching, mentoring and business planning support on offer from TACSI for the winning entries, valued at $40,000.

Not in South Australia? The Challenge is open to all, so long as your idea will benefit South Australians.

NB: applications close 12th September, 5pm.

All the details are available at ageingchallenge.org.au.

Some of you might know TACSI (The Australian Centre for Social Innovation) already. They’re a NPO group who work with grass-roots communities to generate social change through a design-led approach. Chris is one of the leaders of their ‘Radical Re-design Team’ and comes with a pedigree, having worked in a leading public service reform design agencies – Participle – in the UK. TACSI has recently won the 2012 International Design Award in the Service Design category.

 

This workshop gave an introduction to their methods and hands-on experience to the participants whilst working in one of the complex issues on ageing. Chris brought ethnographic insights as a framework to work through this issue with us.

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