Today Hong Kong is ageing, by the year 2036, 31% population will be aged 65 or above.
Meanwhile, life expectancy is growing for both men and women. Costs for social and
health care keep rising to help to deliver better care for all.
Ageing of society represents one of the significant challenges for the 21st century,
different countries need to stimulate new thinking, solutions, and approach of collaborations for ageing well.
Currently, the Hong Kong government is promoting to use gerontechnology as a part of
the solutions and allow the elderly to stay active in the community with the support of technology.
Innovation for present and future generation are developed to support the health and care delivery of the future.
Under the "LU Jockey Club Gerontechnology and Smart Ageing Project", we will organize this
54-hour startup competition and workshops to target new and great ideas for the smart ageing.
The ideas may cover the interface of gerontechnology, technological innovation for smart home,
mobile applications, service designs, dining, e-health and wellness solutions, transport etc.
Our hope is to work with participants for the most exciting innovations and to mobilize different
stakeholders to co-create new solutions for better ageing.
** We will bring this network together in a 54 hour online Techstars Startup Weekend to develop
prototypes which will contribute to solving the challenges of population aging.**
About Startup Weekend Competition
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event. It helps entrepreneurs obtain related education,
launch businesses, build networks, learn skills, join communities, save money, and more.
Groups of young entrepreneurs, developers, startup enthusiasts and more pitch ideas for
new startup companies, form teams around those ideas,
and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening.