Speaker line-up named for innovation conference Venturefest North East
Also named on the line-up for this year is Jackie Marshall-Balloch, a nurse who, after becoming a trailblazer for revolution in long-term care, has taken on the role of lead of the assisted living innovation platform at Innovate UK.
Why do we need a revolution in long term care? Talking at RBS HQ in Edinburgh, Jackie Marshall-Balloch, former nurse turned rabble rousing Long Term Care Revolution programme lead, explains why the current institutional system is not fit for purpose and challenges entrepreneurs, academics and SMEs to join forces and take advantage of Innovate UK’s £4 million National Challenge to reimagine our future.
A “meeting of minds” involving 200 multidisciplinary cross-sector stakeholders and thought leaders engaged in a stimulating dialogue about adopting a Europe wide approach to age-friendly (inclusive) homes and Smart Neighbourhoods of the Future. Find out what happened…
Join a Revolution in Long-Term Care Worth £5 Million for SMEs
According to Jackie Marshall-Balloch, Lead Specialist at Innovate UK and rabble-rousing instigator of the ‘Long Term Care Revolution‘: “By converting high growth potential into reality our innovative SMEs have the chance to improve quality of life and create a better, more sustainable future for those of us who will develop physical and/or cognitive conditions. The magnitude and ambition of our challenge is not to be underestimated. This is a unique opportunity to harness Britain’s innovative capability and show the rest of the world what we stand for.”
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Jackie Marshall-Balloch, Lead Specialist at Innovate UK says: “By converting high growth potential into reality, our innovative SMEs have the chance to improve quality of life and create a better, more sustainable future for those of us who will develop physical and/or cognitive conditions. The magnitude and ambition of our challenge is not to be underestimated. This is a unique opportunity to harness Britain’s innovative capability and show the rest of the world what we stand for.”
Jackie Marshall-Balloch of Innovate UK chaired several sessions at the AAL Forum 2014, all focused on innovation – in all its many and varied guises.
The sessions provided much food for thought and left Jackie looking with confidence to the future as the AAL enters its second phase. Here she explains just a few things we need to think about when considering that
Easier said than done of course, but this revolution is the brainchild of Jackie Marshall-Balloch, the crusading Lead Specialist for the TSB’s Assisted Living Innovation Platform, who has spent the past year drumming up support from would be revolutionaries across the country and slowly but surely momentum is growing. Jackie’s passion for the Revolution is evident, as is the TSB’s commitment, expressed here by Chief Executive Iain Gray: “Late life care is often regarded as an economic liability but it can actually be an engine for economic growth. This is an expanding market and we need to radically rethink our approach to long-term care provision, providing options that will enable people to live with more dignity and autonomy”.
Jackie Marshall-Cyrus, Lead Specialist on the TSB Assisted Living Innovation Platform, dreamed up our Sandpit, the first of a series of initiatives boldly flying TSB’s provocative banner, the ‘Long Term Care Revolution’.